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The ROI of great hotel Wi-Fi
4Hoteliers
You already know you need to improve the Wi-Fi in your hotel; for the last six years there have been reports on top of reports about insufficient Wi-Fi being a hotel's Achilles' heel, and surveys have shown that guests' demand for a great Wi-Fi experience is at the top of the ladder on the list of preferred amenities. Here's what you should already know, but what's different is the case for your return on investment.
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Bed bugs: Prevent and eradicate
Today's Facility Manager
Although bed bugs have in the past been typically associated with residential environments, these hard to control pests become even more challenging when they infest commercial facilities. Due in part to the large size of most facilities, as well as the numerous hiding places such structures offer bed bugs, management of this pest can be extremely difficult.
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Rule requiring employers to post notice of employee rights struck down
Lexology
In Chamber of Commerce v. NLRB, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently upheld a district court's decision striking down a rule promulgated by the National Labor Relations Board that required employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act to post notice informing employees of their rights under the NLRA.
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'Super-commuters' are a great catch for hotels
USA Today
When the Hotel Zero Degrees, a relatively new boutique hotel in Stamford, Conn., is sold out, about 15 percent of its guests are what are known as super-commuters, those who travel more than 90 miles to get to and from work twice a week by various modes of transportation. This brand of road warrior has become a more frequent guest at hotels across the country, and hoteliers say they've had to tweak the way they operate to accommodate their unique needs.
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Low-hanging fruit: Energy savings made easy
Facilities.net
Where are the major areas in which managers can have an immediate impact on the condition, comfort, and energy efficiency of institutional and commercial facilities? Inspecting and auditing the following areas and systems can help managers and their staffs identify potential problems that offer the greatest opportunities for savings.
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How to bridge the generation gap with owners
Hotel News Now
There is a lot of discussion in the hotel industry about the importance of meeting the needs of millennials — the younger and increasingly influential generation of travelers viewed as a key demographic. But when it comes to connecting with a younger generation, hotel owners and operators are well served to look a little closer to home: in the ranks of the owners themselves.
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What to expect from hotel room service now
Entrepreneur
Hotels are limiting menus and adding alternatives such as casual 24-hour food marts that industry and hotel experts hope travelers will like them better than that apocryphal $50 room service burger. The market for traditional room service is fading, due to changing habits and travel spends.
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Solar energy costs dropping nationally
The Business Review
The cost of going solar has dropped in New York by 44 percent over the past five years, a trend that's playing out across the country. Solar energy has become one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation, according to a report by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
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Half of business travelers prefer eco-friendly hotels
Skift
In a survey conducted by conducted by Timetric intelligence firm and published as part of the Global Business Traveler Survey 2013 report, 47 percent of business travelers said they prioritize "green" hotels when staying out of town for work. Already cognizant of their guests' desire to reduce their carbon footprints, many hotel chains have lately been investing in "greening" their operations.
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