Telling Stories Through Hotels

When the British government built Spitbank Fort in 1879 to deflect invasion by Napoleon’s army, they probably weren’t thinking what a fantastic hotel the floating fortress would make in about a century and a half. The same is undoubtedly true for the city of Boston, whose Charles Street Jail (built in 1848) now attracts business people and holiday makers looking for an unusual hospitality experience in the Olde Towne.

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The Untapped Potential of Day Rates

If you read blogs written by and for hoteliers, I’m sure you’ve noticed that much of the conversation is centered on physical spaces — tearing down outdated concepts and building new ones that help hotels perform better with guests. Lobbies, common areas and guest rooms are constantly being reinvented to give people (particularly millennials) more of what they want.

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Are Hotels Taking Minimalism Too Far?

Back in 2010, a book called The 100 Thing Challenge began flying off the shelves. It’s a personal story about the power of de-cluttering, and a call to action for readers who feel weighed down by the accumulation of material possessions. Readers are challenged to ask themselves: Could I be happier with only 100 things?

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