How Employee Wellness Affects Hotel Performance

Once upon a time, there were people called alchemists who dedicated their entire lives to the search for an elusive substance that turned base metals into gold or silver. This substance was known as the “philosopher’s stone” and was also thought to grant immortality. Efforts to discover it were known as the Great Work. Now, of course, alchemy and the philosopher’s stone have been relegated to the realm of historical curiosity, other than when they turn up in the name of a Harry Potter movie.

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AirBnB is at War with Priceline: Here’s Why You Should Care

It’s been almost ten years since AirBnB was founded by two San Francisco residents who couldn’t afford the rent. The idea was to put an air mattress in their living room and rent the space to short term travelers. Now, the company is more valuable than any hotel chain on the planet. The idea of “living like a local” is a powerful narrative that has captured a significant piece of the global hospitality market, and to say that the founders are eating well is something of an understatement.

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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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