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  • Interiors: Old vs New

    Hotel interior design is extraordinarily diverse, often reflecting a hotel's own unique philosophy. Trends seem to lie between two extremes: either traditional style or avant-garde interiors dominate design, especially in...

  • Sir Rocco Revisited

    Sir Rocco Forte needs few introductions. A career in which he rose to chief executive of Forte Plc, and then re-invented himself as the founder of Rocco Forte Hotels, has...

  • Everything Including the Kitchen Sink

    As the needs of high-end business and leisure travellers change, a new genre in hotel accommodation is developing. Helen Parton explains why the 'home from home' is closer to the...

  • Swiss on a Roll

    Kerstin Zumstein meets Emanuel Berger, general manager of the Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa. Berge is also winner of the Hotel Manager of the Year Award for 2005.

  • Wireless Worries

    While Wi-Fi is becoming more common in hotels, it nevertheless remains a difficult service to administer. Nigel Ash looks at a new way of providing free wireless access for hotel...

  • Future Trends In Upmarket Hotels

    Martin Hawthornthwaite looks at the elements that make up an upmarket hotel. For all that hotels focus on style and design, it is the quality of service that really sets...

  • An Event to Remember

    February's annual meeting of the European Hotel Managers Association in Budapest provided plenty of talking points. HMI presents some of the highlights.

  • All the Right Moves

    Chris Mumford, HVS Executive Search, gives some tips on job-hunting in the hospitality sector.

  • Three of the Best

    In the twenty-first century guests are more demanding about the food they eat and their diet. Rebecca Burgess reports on three hotels that are catering for individual health and lifestyle...

  • Life’s Little Luxuries

    Overpriced sparkling wine and salted peanuts are no longer making the grade in the mini bars of luxury hotels. Rebecca Burgess peeks inside the fridges of a selection of top...

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