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Global Hostel Experts series, part 2 with Albert Polo from Rodamon Hostels

We recently caught up with the ever busy Albert Polo from Rodamon Hostels for part one of our GuestCentrix Global Hostel Experts Series   Here is part two of that interview. 1. GuestCentrix: What are the top 3 most important factors when finishing work on the new hostel? Albert Polo: That is a difficult question…Every new hostel has its own characteristics… 

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Global Hostel Experts series featuring Albert Polo from Rodamon Hostels

We recently caught up with Albert Polo from Rodamon Hostels for part one of our GuestCentrix Global Hostel Experts Series which will discuss a range of topics and issues that are front of mind for hostels & hybrid hoteliers. 1. GuestCentrix: You have a varied portfolio of hostels in different parts of Europe and Africa.… 

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The Capsule Hotel, Q&A with Opening Manager James Oliver

CMS: Congratulations, you recently opened The Capsule Hotel recently, how have the first weeks been? James Oliver: Thank-you. It’s been a fantastic experience, like opening any property it has come with its challenges but I’m overwhelmed with the positive response we have received and how busy we are, particularly considering we’ve only been open for… 

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St Christopher’s Inns launch no deposit booking model

Long term CMS Hospitality client St Christopher’s Inns believes travelers should be able to travel their own way creating their own stories as they go. Recently the team from St Christopher’s offered no deposit bookings and free cancellations on their own direct booking engine which utilizes the GuestCentrix OTA Web Service. “St Christopher’s Inns are constantly… 

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Australia's first Japanese-inspired capsule hotel has launched in Sydney

Crouch and crawl into the future. Australia’s first capsule hotel has opened in Sydney CBD and is offering space travel-inspired accommodation at a price point between a hostel and an Airbnb. Originating in Japan in the late 1970s, the concept of self-contained pods has slowly spread across the world and has now appeared on George… 

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$20 million backpacker complex signed off in Grantham Queensland

A $20 million backpacker and farm worker accommodation complex set for Grantham, Queensland was signed off recently by the Lockyer Valley Regional Council and one of Australia’s largest developers. Construction on the site off Philps Road (halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba) will start in a matter of weeks, with the 75-acre complex designed to cater… 

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Hotels Allocate More Budget for Digital Marketing and Social

Goal is to boost awareness amid threats from Airbnb, Priceline and Expedia In the brutally competitive hotel business, staying top of mind with consumers is a difficult challenge. The realities of the sector are leading more hotel professionals to increase their 2017 budgets for digital marketing and social media strategy in a bid to grow… 

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Europe Hostel Interactive workshops with networking opportunities

We are pleased to announce that Dan Jakobsen, Director of Sales for CMS Hospitality Europe will be holding  Hostel tech 101 workshops in Dublin and Amsterdam over the next two months in conjunction with SiteMinder Dan is a hotel industry expert and former General Manager of Generator Hamburg. Interactive workshop with network opportunities. Dublin Participate in this unique offering with participation from SiteMinder where… 

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Get a new perspective on bunk beds

Bunk beds are not just a trend for hip and cool boutique hotels anymore; you can increasingly find them in luxury accommodation. Granted, some guests only choose bunk rooms for economic reasons, and some families may only prefer a bunk room to a traditional family suite because of the value it offers, but there are… 

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