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What Do Guests Want? A Look At In-Room Amenities

October 30th, 2017

In the age of the information superhighway, guests are certainly in the position of power when it comes to booking a hotel room. Hotel information and amenities and customer testimonials can be accessed by guests within minutes to give them a solid understanding of precisely what they’ll receive for the price they pay. Today, guests can use comparative hotel search engines which can filter various factors such as price, hotel amenities, customer ratings, location, and a myriad of other factors to assist in their decision-making process. As a result, it’s more important than ever for hoteliers to offer guests sufficient room amenities not only to attract new guests, but to increase…

Why Are Hotel TV’s So Bad? (And How To Fix It!)

October 25th, 2017

I remember the good old days of staying in hotels with my family and being in awe of the television entertainment system. I didn’t have cable TV at home, so being an adolescent, I was naturally fascinated with the huge selection of free-to-air channels and pay-per-view movies that weren’t even available at the video shop. I remember begging my mum to watch Mission Impossible 2 on pay-per-view and after promising to be on my best behaviour for the whole year, she reluctantly agreed!   Since then, technology has evolved exponentially but most hotel entertainment systems seem to be stuck in the past. There have been some great advancements in hotel entertainment…

Luxury Hotel Etiquette and How To Be The Perfect Guest

August 16th, 2017

While I’m not the wealthiest person in the world, I have had the opportunity to stay at several luxury hotels in the past few years and I must say, the experience is marvellous. Walking into the reception of a luxury hotel summons a wave of calm and tranquility that sweeps away the stress of everyday life. In an instance, you’re transformed into a new world of first-class service, fine dining, elegant landscapes, and incredibly comfortable pillows!   Obviously the experience is far different than staying in a budget hotel, so it’s important to appreciate this experience and respect the appropriate etiquette so that other guests can enjoy their experience equally. Some…

Top 6 Things That Every Hotel Room Should Have

August 10th, 2017

The hotel industry is changing quite rapidly with innovative and cutting-edge technology being utilised in an attempt to create the ‘ultimate guest experience’. Today we can find themed hotels, hotels that offer an immersive experience with 3D graphics, to those plain old luxurious hotels on an island paradise. Regardless of the cost or comfort, there are some basic necessities that every hotel should provide their guests to ensure they can remain competitive in the industry. Let’s face it, there are plenty of hotels to choose from and with the information superhighway offering an abundance of information and personal reviews, hotels should be focusing on getting the basics right before offering any…

LIFESTYLEPANEL ADDS ANOTHER FEATHER TO ITS CAP

August 3rd, 2017

Lifestylepanel, a Brisbane based company providing hotel guest entertainment and services, is lining up its star-studded team in preparation for global expansion, with digital entertainment and movie streaming baron Regan Baynes the latest to join the fast-growing company. Mr Baynes was formerly a Sales Manager at Movielink, which was one of the largest hospitality entertainment providers in Australia and New Zealand, where he oversaw the company’s transition from analogue to digital TV and internet streaming. Mr Baynes also worked with internet technology provider Intertouch, which at the time was acquired by DoCoMo, the largest mobile multimedia operator in Japan. He is now taking up the role of Lifestylepanel’s Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand. Mr Baynes says he believes Lifestylepanel is a global…

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