For about 6 years now, the hospitality industry has been shaken by the disruptive peer-to-peer (P2P) accommodations leader: Airbnb. Airbnb has forced all the hospitality players from the smallest boutique hotel to the largest chain to transform and adapt to new standards. Let’s delve in and see how hoteliers can benefit from the Airbnb trends.
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We live in an ever-changing world where different people, cultures, and lifestyles are blending together to create new trends that impact our society and reach the hospitality industry. Travelers are no longer just looking for a place to sleep, but are looking for an unforgettable experience filled with exploration and local interaction.
On the site of the historic Portland Press Herald building in Maine, Portland's first boutique hotel opens its doors in May 2015. The design promises to be out-of-the-ordinary, with references to the old newspaper business--a letterpress wall sculpture at the lobby, and guestrooms inspired by a 1920s journalist's office--as well as local art displayed throughout. The Press Hotel is the newest pearl in the growing string of Marriott International's boutique hotel brand, Autograph Collection. It is also another sign of how large chains are evolving to survive in a market increasingly dominated by the millennials.
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