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Tokyo Olympics, APA Hotel & Resort Yokohama Bay Tower

Japan aims at Olympics with biggest ever hotel

Japan's largest hotel to rise in 2019 with 2,400 keys
selfie, hotel marketing, destination marketing, social media

Hotels can capitalise on selfies, expert says

Hotel selfie is great for boosting a property’s public profile
Accor, AccorHotels, Qatar Airways, loyalty, points, miles, members, Qatar Airways Privilege Club, Le Club

Hotel giant: strength in Europe, weakness in Brazil, France

Accor’s quarterly sales accelerate but caution voiced for France, Brazil
Starwood Hotels & Resort, Marriott, Anbang, bidding, merger, M&A, China

Starwood Hotels introduces first brand in nine years

Tribute Portfolio is Starwood’s tenth brand, to feature independent hotels
Minesuite, Sala Silver Mine, underground

In Sweden, stay in world’s deepest hotel room

Pleasures and inconveniences of staying underground
MICE, Asia, ITB Asia, travel trade, Chinese travellers, incentives

Big Chinese incentive groups look to Northern Europe

Chinese incentives go long-haul as visa regimes slacken
Scandic Grand Central, piazza, Little Italy

Scandic Grand to open Italian outdoor patio

Little Italy to be “a lush Italian piazza” in downtown Stockholm
Helsinki, MICE, meetings industry

Helsinki sees record number of conferences

More international meetings in 2014 than ever before
China, Chinese business travel

China to overtake US as top business travel market

Chinese produce double-digit business travel spending growth
psychology, hotel staff training, hoteliers, Hyatt

Hoteliers: “people skills” more important in staff than degrees

Employees should look at people when speaking to them and have a caring attitude