New gateway and getaway poised to be a game changer as it shifts local tourism industry's centre of gravity into Singapore's State of Fun; tailor-made experiences await families, business travellers, groups and couples
SINGAPORE, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tailor-made experiences await families, business travellers, groups and couples at the new gateway and getaway in Sentosa. Far East Hospitality, Singapore's leading operator of hotels and serviced residences, today announced that the Village Hotel at Sentosa and The Outpost Hotel will open Q1 2019. The Barracks Hotel is slated to open Q3 2019.
Located at Artillery Avenue in Sentosa, the new gateway and getaway by Far East Hospitality offers visitors excellent connectivity to the best of Singapore
Adding 839 keys across three distinct hotel experiences -- all at a strategic location at Artillery Avenue in the Palawan area of Sentosa, this new gateway and getaway is poised to shift our visitors' centre of gravity into Singapore's State of Fun.
New Gateway: No more than 15 minutes from the air, rails, city and seaside
"While there are travellers who prefer distance from the hustle and bustle during their getaway, others look for convenient and connected accommodation options," said Mr Arthur Kiong, Chief Executive Officer, Far East Hospitality. "Located in a prime area in Sentosa, our new hotels offer guests the best of both connectivity as well as the serenity of an island getaway. It's as near, or as far as you want it to be."
Just 2 minutes away from Imbiah monorail station, 10 minutes from Singapore's Cable Car Sky Network, and a walk away from Universal Studios Singapore, the beach, and the Sentosa Merlion, guests will be able to enjoy excellent connectivity to major attractions in Sentosa.
The hotels also place guests close to the Sentosa causeway, and adjacent to a bus stop serving buses going into the main city area. Here, they are no more than 15 minutes away from the Central Business District, major shopping areas, and attractions including Gardens by the Bay and Trick Eye Museum.
Village Hotel at Sentosa: Made just for families, business travellers and groups
The Children’s Play Pool at Village Hotel at Sentosa
An expansion of the Village brand, Village Hotel at Sentosa is set to be its flagship property offering one of Sentosa's largest room inventories. It adds 606 keys to the island's mid-tier accommodation options, including family rooms that each come with two en-suite bathrooms and two sets of amenities.
True to the brand, the hotel experience embodies the uniqueness of where it is located. Its modern architecture transports guests to an island getaway thoughtfully juxtaposed against the beautifully restored heritage buildings in the area, while the room aesthetics are energetic and fun, featuring sun-washed hues of nature by the sea.
Facilities and Event Venues
Filled with amenities, activities and event spaces, the possibilities are endless for families, business travellers and groups looking to connect, play and bond.
The pool deck offers a unique experience with themed pool zones, gardens, and outdoor spaces for rest, recreation and intimate events. Pools include the Children's Play Pool, Lazy River Pool, Adventure Pool, and the highlight -- the Pamukkale Pool.
The Pamukkale Pool is an infinity pool overlooking the seaside. Here, guests can enjoy cocktails from the pool bar, sunset views, as well as the daily evening fireworks by Wings of Time.
For large-scale celebrations and meetings, guests will be able to host parties of up to 480 at The Commune.
The Outpost Hotel: A stylish adults-oriented island getaway
The Outpost Hotel is a stylish adults-oriented island getaway overlooking the South China Sea
An adults-oriented getaway, The Outpost Hotel is a new brand to the Far East Hospitality portfolio.
Offering 193 stylish guest rooms featuring chic and bold aesthetics inspired by distinctive black and white design, the hotel is suitable for individual travellers and couples. The hotel experience has been built for guests who prefer exclusivity and appreciate attention to detail.
Facilities and Event Venues
On the rooftop of The Outpost Hotel is a pool and bar available exclusively to guests. Overlooking the sea, the space is perfect for evening cocktails, candlelit dinners and intimate celebrations.
For couples looking to tie the knot, the Revelry Hall at the Events Centre offers a beautiful, romantic space for wedding celebrations.
The Barracks Hotel: A luxurious island getaway for the discerning traveller
The Barracks Hotel, a new brand to Far East Hospitality, offers discerning travellers old school luxury and timeless charm
Another new brand to Far East Hospitality, The Barracks Hotel offers an experience designed for the discerning traveller looking for old school luxury, exquisite service and timeless charm.
Housed in a conserved colonial building, the hotel is rich in heritage and history, serving as a window to the island's past.
With just 40 keys, the hotel is highly exclusive. Rooms on the ground floor offer direct access to the pool and jacuzzi.
Soft Launch rates available for booking from 7 November 2018 -- for a limited time period only
Both Village Hotel at Sentosa and The Outpost Hotel will be offering Soft Launch rates from 20% off room rates.
Booking period is from 7 November 2018 to 30 June 2019.
Far East Hospitality Holdings Pte Ltd (Far East Hospitality) is an international hospitality owner and operator with a diverse portfolio of 9 unique and complementary brands of hotels, serviced residences and apartment hotels, including Oasia, Quincy, Rendezvous, Village, Far East Collection, Adina, Vibe Hotels, Travelodge Hotels and TFE Hotels Collection.
Far East Hospitality owns more than 10 hospitality assets and operates a combined portfolio of more than 14,000 rooms under its management across over 90 hotels and serviced residences in seven countries -- Australia, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore, with more in its development pipeline.
Far East Hospitality is a 70-30 joint venture formed in 2013 between Far East Orchard Limited (a listed company under Far East Organization) and The Straits Trading Company Limited. In the same year, Far East Hospitality, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Far East Hospitality Investments (Australia) Pte Ltd, completed a 50-50 joint venture with Australia's Toga Group to form Toga Far East Hotels (TFE Hotels).
SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th Global Tea Fair Xi'an and the 2018 Silk Road Shaanxi Tea Culture Festival, hosted by Shenzhen Huajuchen Industry Group, were held in the Xi'an Qujiang International Convention and Exhibition Center from October 11 to October 15. The five day exhibition highlighted the cultural heritage of Xi'an and the Chinese tea industry. The variety of tea and utensils attracted more than 100,000 people to participate and injected new life into the festival over cups of the best tea in western China.
2018 Global Tea Fair Xi'an
The Xi'an Tea Expo had a total exhibition area of 50,000m2, 2,400 international standard booths, and more than 800 well-known domestic and foreign enterprises. The international exhibition area included exhibitors from tea producing areas such as Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea and Malaysia.
One of the highlights of this exhibition was the "Silk Road Shaanxi Tea Exhibition Hall", with an exhibition area of 10,000 square meters. It focused on publicizing and demonstrating the achievements of Shaanxi Tea, expanding the influence of Shaanxi Tea at home and abroad, and promoting tea companies to cooperate with enterprises around the world. In addition to exhibitions, a variety of activities revolving around the Shaanxi culture propagation and meticulous planning were also unveiled to promote the charm of silk road Shaanxi tea.
The 6th "Tea and Silk Road" Summit Forum
Porcelain Silk Road
Dimensions of tea space
Asia Music Festival, Winding River, and Floating Cup
Tea Artist Star Competition Xi'an Division Finals
The First Tea Artist Star Teahouse & Northwest Teahouse Competition Awards Ceremony
From the data and feedback of the tea fair held in Xi'an this year, it appears that the popularity of tea culture is growing. We are looking forward to the next fabulous event - 2018 Shenzhen Autumn Global Tea Fair, which will be held from December 13 to December 17. This tea fair will invite well-known global experts to develop the diversity of tea culture and international tea standards.
For more information about 2018 Shenzhen Autumn Global Tea Fair, event introduction and exhibition services, and event photos please visit: www.globalteafair.com
HONG KONG, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- This October, CNN sports anchor and correspondent Coy Wire embarks on a journey to trace his family roots in 'True Tokyo', a special two-part series. The former professional football player, who grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, travels to Tokyo to learn more about the art, food, and music scene in Japan's capital.
CNN's 'True Tokyo' discovers the city's unique identity through art and culture
Highlights of the 30-minute show include:
Classic Cars Wire discovers the age-old quest for perfection in Japanese arts and crafts -- from watercolor to woodblock prints -- and learns how they are still alive in the most unlikely of mediums: classic cars. He meets a classic car enthusiast in the city's busiest intersection, Shibuya crossing. He visits Mojo Customs, a famous garage just a short drive from Tokyo's city center, to see how a new generation of designers 'dress their rides' as a form of modern artistic expression.
Food Wire tastes some unique Japanese cuisine in the city that boasts more Michelin starred restaurants than any other. Instead of the usual sushi or ramen meal, Wire visits a traditional izakaya pub to experience 'Omotenashi' - the spirit of serving food where every last detail is considered, making customers feel as though the experience is more than just a meal.
Whisky With a history dating back nearly a century, whisky is an import to Japan that local distillers may have just perfected. Atsushi Horigami, one of Tokyo's most well-known connoisseurs of whisky, explains to Wire that Japanese whisky started gaining international prominence around fifteen years ago, when several local brands started winning awards.
Jazz Jazz may be America's most iconic form of art, but Wire discovers that the genre of music is very popular in Tokyo. On a visit to one of the city's oldest jazz clubs, Wire meets James Catchpole, a long-time Tokyo resident who runs a website devoted to Japanese jazz. Catchpole explains how the improvisational nature of jazz appeals to Japanese fans.
'True Tokyo' is produced by CNN Vision, the global creative production powerhouse of CNN International, which brings the world's breath-taking diversity into cinematic focus, telling stories that inspire audiences around the world.
The 30-minute show 'True Tokyo: Part I' airs at the following times:
Airtimes for 30-minute show: Saturday, 20th October at 2030 HKT Sunday, 21st October at 0530 HKT Monday, 22nd October at 1130 HKT Wednesday, 24th October at 0030 HKT and 1630 HKT
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To continue supporting the long-term development and big ambitions of the South East Asian economies, Thales has announced several new appointments across the region, as it continues to expand its footprint and bolster the region's burgeoning economic development.
Nicolas Bernardinis appointed as Country Director, Thales in Vietnam. With more than 12 years of experience in the organisation, Nicolas is well versed with the value that Thales offers to its clients.
In his new role, Nicolas will lead and drive Thales' growth in Vietnam to support the government's initiatives and to further develop strategic industrial partnerships. He will also continue to sustain the Group's extensive efforts in the country, which involves projects in aerospace, space, defence, transportation and security.
Prior to his current role, Nicolas was a key account manager for Thales' land defence and security business in Indonesia, where he built his business expertise on the region.
Nicolas takes over from Massimo Marinzi, who is now tasked to lead the Thales business in Thailand and Myanmar.
Massimo Marinzi, formerly Country Director for Thales in Vietnam assumed his new role to spearhead the growth and development of the Group in Thailandand Myanmar. He brings close to two decades of experience in developing businesses and strategic partnerships to the table.
Over the last five years in Vietnam, Massimo worked closely with the government and private organisations as he drove the growth of the Thales Group across its five business areas. In his tenure, Thales gained its first foothold into the transportation business with the contract to supply the telecommunications system for the Hanoi Metro Line 3.
In his new position, Massimo will focus on developing Thales' business in Thailand to contribute to the success of Thailand 4.0. For 30 years, Thales has been supporting Thai customers' big ambitions across the defence and civilian arenas as well as developing local expertise and industrial capabilities.
He takes over from Tommy Ayouty, who was Country Director of Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Bhutan for three years. Tommy returns to Europe to take up the role of Country Director for Denmark and the Nordic and Baltic countries.
Benoit Nalin, current Country Director for Thales in Bangladesh, Philippines and Sri Lankawill expand his leadership portfolio to includeBhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives and Nepal.
Prior to joining Thales in 2013, Benoit brought extensive experience in business development from companies including Nokia and Blackberry. In his role as Country Director for Thales in Bangladesh, Thales gained entry into the space industry by winning the contract to supply the Bangabandhu telecommunications satellite in 2015. The satellite, developed by Thales Alenia Space, was delivered in April this year.
Benoit will now be spearheading Thales's business in these countries to complement and accelerate their rapid growth efforts across the civilian and defence industries.
The people we all rely on to make the world go round -- they rely on Thales. Our customers come to us with big ambitions: to make life better, to keep us safer. Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our architects design and deliver extraordinary high technology solutions. Solutions that make tomorrow possible, today. From the bottom of the oceans to the depth of space and cyberspace, we help our customers think smarter and act faster - mastering ever greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of EUR15.8 billion in 2017.
SINGAPORE, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- RCI Asia Pacific has recently announced the appointment of Isabella Ng as the new director of business development for North Asia.
(On left) Isabella Ng, Director of Business Development for North Asia; (On right) Naoki Shimazu, Manager, Business Development for Japan and Korea
Ng joined RCI in 2016 and was the incumbent director of business development for the China region. Her portfolio now expands to oversee the whole North Asia region, including Japan and South Korea. She and her team will be responsible for driving RCI's shared business development and growth goals across the region by identifying and developing new and existing business partnerships for RCI with leading tourism developers, hospitality companies and holiday clubs.
Ng brings vast experience in relationship management, leadership and business development in the hospitality and travel industry. Prior to joining RCI, she worked with Orbitz Worldwide, responsible for overseeing the general business performance and partner relationships across the North Asia region. Her portfolio included key hotel chains such as Lotte Hotel Group, Shilla Stay, Prince Hotel Group, Ishin Hotel Group and Miyako Group. Ng was also with Langham Hospitality Group for 10 years as the director of internet marketing.
"Japan and Korea are two exciting areas of growth for RCI, and we are very pleased to appoint Isabella as the head of business development in these regions. Her long standing track-record of forging relationships in these markets means that RCI can continue to provide great results to our affiliates," said Jonathan Mills, managing director of RCI Asia Pacific & DAE global.
Ng will be supported by Naoki Shimazu, manager, business development for Japan and Korea. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Naoki has a strong background in sales and marketing from his roles at Resorts World at Sentosa, Genting International Japan, Agoda, and American Express Nippon Travel Agency. He will be working with Ngto support RCI affiliates in Japan and South Korea and strengthen the company's presence in the region.
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange, housing a unique portfolio of brands. RCI pioneered the concept of vacation exchange in 1974, offering members increased flexibility and versatility with their vacation ownership experience. Today, through the RCI Weeks® program, the week-for-week exchange system, and the RCI Points® program, the industry's first global points-based exchange system, RCI offers its approximately 3.9 million members access to more than 4,300 affiliated resorts in 110 countries. RCI's luxury exchange program, The Registry Collection® program, is the world's largest program of its kind with approximately 200 affiliated properties either accessible for exchange or under development on six continents. RCI's portfolio of brands also includes Love Home Swap, one of the world's largest home exchange programs, DAE, a direct-to-member exchange company, and @Work International, a leading provider of property management systems. RCI is part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND). For additional information visit our media center or rciaffiliates.com. RCI also can be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Hotel opening marks conversion from The Westin Sydney
SINGAPORE, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts has today announced that as of 18 October 2019, The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts will be responsible for the management of the hotel located at 1 Martin Place, currently The Westin Sydney. The hotel will be re-branded The Fullerton Hotel Sydney. 1 Martin Place forms the southern face of Martin Place, a bustling pedestrian boulevard and public gathering place located in the civic heart of Sydney's CBD.
The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts presently owns and operates two award-winning hotels in Singapore: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (opened in 2001) and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore (opened in 2010). Both hotels anchor the historic and cultural Fullerton Heritage precinct located in Marina Bay, the heart of Singapore's city centre. The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, when open in October 2019, will mark the company's first international expansion.
Built in 1928, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore's building was previously home to the country's General Post Office (GPO) and several other important government departments. In recognition of the building's significance, and subsequent heritage conversion efforts, it was gazetted as Singapore's 71st National Monument in December 2015. This is the highest form of national recognition in Singapore and the equivalent of a listing on the National Heritage List in Australia.
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney will be located within the historic Sydney GPO Building, which was completed in 1891.
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to present The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts' award-winning style of hospitality and hotel to Australia," said Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale, General Manager of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
"The Fullerton Hotel Sydney will become a sister hotel to The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, both of which share a similar rich history as former GPOs. We strive to deliver a luxury hotel that can further contribute to Sydney's growth as an international tourist destination and showcase the beauty and heritage of the original building to a wider audience, both nationally and globally."
Facade cleaning and remediation project earmarked for early 2019
Another key project, scheduled to commence early in the new year, is the remediation and repair of the hotel's facade.
"As dedicated custodians of the building, and as part of our commitment to the community, this project has been designed to restore the beauty of the façade and will be carried out in line with the Heritage Management Plan and safety regulations," explained Cavaliere Giovanni.
Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Marriott International said, "Marriott International has managed The Westin Sydney at 1 Martin Place for over 20 years and we would like to thank all of our colleagues at the hotel for their continued support, hard work and dedication to its success."
About The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts: The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts presently owns and operates two award-winning hotels in Singapore: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (opened in 2001) and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore (opened in 2010). Both hotels anchor the historic and cultural Fullerton Heritage precinct, located in Marina Bay - the heart of Singapore's city centre. The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, when open in October 2019, marks the company's first international expansion. The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts is affiliated with Preferred Hotels & Resorts, which represents a global portfolio of independent hotels and independent hotel experiences.
CHONGQING, China, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- West China'sChongqing, known as the Global Hot Spring Capital, has just witnessed a grand event for thermalism tourism. The First International Symposium on Hydrotherapy and Climatotherapy Tourism in China launched its opening ceremony on October 16 in Chongqing's northern Beibei District, and conferences and other activities were held on both the 16th and 17th.
15 experts of hot spring have been appointed as the special counselors for hydrotherapy and climatotherapy tourism in Chongqing.
At the opening ceremony, the World Thermalism Hydrotherapy & Climatotherapy Tourism Chongqing Consensus (hereinafter referred to as the Consensus), supported by Chongqing Municipal People's Government and initiated by FEMTEC, China Hot Spring Tourism Association, Chongqing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development, Meteorological Bureau of Chongqing, Beibei District People's Government of Chongqing City, and Chongqing Hot Spring Tour Association, was released.
New concept introduced to the hot spring industry
Starting from the concept of geothermal resources, the Consensus made comparisons of hot springs in Eastern and Western cultural contexts and reached a conclusion about the importance of hot springs for human health.
Additionally, the Consensus introduced a new concept of "medical resource". For instance, balneotherapy and thermalism (the science of the use of hot water to improve health) have been widely applied and accepted as medical resources in Europe; while in the East, you can find the "hot spring cure" in Japan or other traditional concepts in China.
The medical concept of hot springs has actually enriched the whole hot spring industry, and it is aimed accurately at the health issues which modern society worries about.
Chongqing aiming at establishing World Hot Spring Center
With extremely abundant geothermal resources, Chongqing is the ideal choice to turn itself into a world-class hot spring tourist city and thermalism hydrotherapy resort. Besides this, the beautiful natural landscapes, time-honored history and culture, potential tourist market, diversified climates, and convenient transport systems make the city more competitive.
By virtue of mutual efforts and global accumulated resources, Chongqing is confident in establishing the World Hot Spring Center, a combination of hot springs and climatotherapy, and an integrated development of hot springs and cultural tours. This will serve as an important example to other sites in China and around the world.
The history of hot spring development in Chongqing dates back to the 5th century. Beibei District, among others, has been a highlight for hot spring tours, and the oldest hot spring in Chongqing is located in Beibei.
Chongqing's next step toward the world
By hosting this symposium, Chongqing, and especially Beibei District, will engage more in the global hot spring industry, and it will also be a great opportunity for the city to promote its tourism and other related businesses.
As an international event, over 350 experts, scholars, entrepreneurs, media and relevant participants from China, Italy, Russia, Japan, Hungary, Switzerland, Poland and other countries gathered in the Global Hot Spring Capital to discuss and make suggestions for these issues.
At the symposium, six projects with a total of RMB 11.7 billion have been signed, of which Beibei District signed five. These projects will cover not only the hot spring resorts themselves, but also the related facilities and services, such as infrastructure, research center, and health management programs.
SHANGHAI, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/-- Planet Green Holdings Corp. (the "Company") (NYSE American: PLAG) announced today that on October 16, 2018 the Company closed the private placement transaction (the "Transaction"), pursuant to the agreement entered into on August 8, 2018 with Yimin Jin, the Company's chief strategy officer and director, and Hongxiang Yu, the Company's chairman. At the closing, the Company received gross proceeds of $10,000,000 in the aggregate, in exchange for the issuance of an aggregate of 2,352,942 shares of the Company's common stock, representing a purchase price of approximately $4.25 per share. The Transaction had been approved at the Company's 2018 annual meetings of stockholders held on September 26, 2018.
GILI TRAWANGAN, Indonesia, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tourism in Gili Trawangan has started to recover after the earthquake that struck Lombok Island and the three nearby Gili Islands on Sunday, 5 August and is gradually showing good progress with the arrival of foreign tourists. Natya Hotel & Resort has also reopened, welcoming these tourists back to Gili Trawangan.
Tourist activities gradually returns to normal in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia.
With the gradual return of tourists to Gili Trawangan, hotels and restaurants are started to pick up business as the electricity and water are restored. Foreign tourists were seen visiting Gili's popular sunset spot in groups after spending the day dining in restaurants and wandering around bustling areas on the seaside. Indonesia had been developing Lombok and the three nearby Gilis – Trawangan, Meno and Air as tourist destinations over the years. Lombok is renowned as an alluring island with beautiful white-sand beaches.
Most of the hotels in Gili Trawangan, have been reopened to welcome back tourists. After undergoing minor repairs, Natya Hotel Gili Trawangan also has continued operating and encourages the other hospitality businesses in Gili Islands to do the same. "We feel optimistic that the situation is getting better day by day. If tourist comes to Gili Trawangan, they are not only spoiled by the magnificent view, but they can also contribute in supporting the community and local economy. This is such a good fact that everyone can give a good impact through travelling," said Gusti Paramarta Corporate General Manager of Natya Hotel and Resort Management.
Suited for the world's most discerning travelers with its breathtaking views, Natya Hotel Gili Trawangan combines a convenient atmosphere with bespoke services, complete with superior rooms, deluxe rooms, and a rooftop restaurant. To those travellingto Gili Trawangan, Natya Hotel Gili Trawangan calls to all tourists visiting this beautiful island.
About Natya Hotel and Resort
Natya Hotel and Resort is a Bali based hospitality management under Coco Group. With hospitality expertise and local genius, Natya Hotel and Resort is a development partner of choice in Indonesia. The management oversees Natya Hotel Kuta, Natya Hotel Tanah Lot, Natya Hotel Gili Trawangan, Natya Residence Jimbaran and Natya Resort Ubud.
Nadira Saraswati Asst. Corporate Public Relation Manager Natya Hotel and Resort Management by Coco Group
An interactive online training for hospitality professionals to solidify their foundation in the essentials of luxury service
SINGAPORE, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority in luxury hospitality, launches today a digital program for luxury service training and certification with Lobster Ink, the world leader in online hospitality training. Tailor-made for hospitality professionals, this comprehensive program, in combination with Lobster Ink's extensive learning library, offers on-demand training with interactive video lessons and real-time feedback.
"Forbes Travel Guide is proud to have partnered with Lobster Ink to develop an exceptional hospitality training program on Lobster Ink's next-generation training platform," said Jeff Wielgopolan, Senior Vice President, Learning & Development at Forbes Travel Guide. "The program delivers a scalable, interactive way for hospitality professionals to build a solid foundation on Global Luxury Standards."
Forbes Travel Guide Online Luxury Service Training offers department-specific courses and customizable learning paths, aimed at teaching the philosophy of luxury and how best to implement service standards that are true to each hotel's brand. The program consists of 13 courses that provide new team members with an introduction to luxury service and standards, while enabling existing team members to refresh their knowledge and upgrade their existing skills. It empowers teams to identify opportunities, proactively make decisions and deliver unparalleled guest experiences confidently and authentically.
"Bringing Forbes Travel Guide's world-renowned luxury service training into the digital realm has allowed us to create a one-of-a-kind training program," said Wolfgang Lindlbauer, CEO Hospitality, Lobster Ink. "As an ex-operator myself, I know that there is no 'how to' guide for luxury -- it takes years and years of experience, insight and a genuine love of hosting to consistently deliver memorable guest experiences. And that's what we've managed to capture together with Forbes Travel Guide."
The program provides a holistic training solution for every department in luxury hospitality and fully complements existing live training initiatives. With 43 video lessons and 16 interactive lessons, the program covers an overview of luxury standards, arrival and departure services, housekeeping services, food and beverage services as well as bar, lounge and in-room dining services. Participants will learn to appreciate and apply the philosophy behind the standards, use their technical skills and develop an eye for the details that create an atmosphere of luxury with every guest interaction.
Over the last 10 years, Lobster Ink has delivered standout returns to more than 20,000 establishments, completing more than 11 million lessons across 120 countries. Its advanced training platform represents a new approach to learning and development -- where content and technology work together to deliver a more engaging and efficient learning experience. Interactive lessons allow learners to immerse themselves fully in each standard and revisit key concepts as often as they wish, entrenching a philosophy of luxury service.
ABOUT FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating system with an integrated guest service excellence team of consultants for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Started as Mobil Travel Guide in 1958, the company created the first Five-Star rating system in the United States. Today, Forbes Travel Guide's incognito inspectors travel the world, evaluating properties based on up to 900 rigorous, objective standards. The company's annual Star Ratings, reviews and daily travel stories help discerning travelers select the world's best luxury experiences. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.
ABOUT LOBSTER INK The Lobster Ink learning experience platform, coupled with its industry-leading content production capability, enables leading hospitality brands to gain and sustain competitive advantage through performance-driven L&D.
Lobster Ink's learning methodology combines the best of cognitive understanding, video techniques and behavioral science to deliver practical training on skills, knowledge and behavior. Its unique methodology, with the ability to serve "just enough" training by job function, has been proved to reduce seat time while improving learning outcomes for leading brands. For more information, visit lobsterink.com/hospitality-training-for-enterprise.