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Posts Tagged ‘hospitality’

FoodMaven Announces New Sustainability Initiative with Local Hospitality Partners

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 21 marzo 2019

FoodMaven, a Colorado-based startup, announced today an initiative aimed at helping hospitality institutions source local, sustainable food products for their kitchens in Colorado and Texas. The initiative is already in place at Hilton properties in Denver including DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel-Westminster, Hilton Denver City Center, and Hilton Stapleton North. “As part of Hilton’s Travel with Purpose commitment to cut our environmental footprint in half by 2030 and double our social impact investment around the world, we are identifying solutions to reduce food waste and expand sustainable sourcing,” said Terry Jenkins, Sr. Manager of Corporate Responsibility Americas, Hilton. “Our hotels are finding innovative local partners to help achieve these goals and make an even greater positive impact.”
Sourcing local food items can be challenging for already-established hotel chains, who often need to reach out to multiple suppliers for specific food products. FoodMaven retains valuable relationships with local suppliers to navigate the logistics and provide buyers with an online marketplace that allows them to see product in FoodMaven inventory. FoodMaven fully integrates their technology into the hotel’s existing purchasing platform, creating a seamless buying experience.
FoodMaven handles the process from safety guidelines and insurance procedures to securing onsite delivery at hotels and restaurants – which most local suppliers cannot provide – and also leads local businesses towards more sustainable sourcing practices.The move towards a locally sourced model helps larger institutions meet rising consumer demand for more sustainable and fresher food options. Additionally, sourcing local is more cost-effective and can help invigorate a more local economy by tapping local suppliers that face challenges getting their product to a larger market.FoodMaven currently serves hospitality institutions in Colorado with plans to expand nationwide.

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Apple Hospitality REIT Announces March 2019 Distribution

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 23 febbraio 2019

Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE:APLE) (the “Company” or “Apple Hospitality”) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular monthly cash distribution of $0.10 per common share for the month of March 2019. The distribution is payable on March 18, 2019, to shareholders of record as of March 5, 2019.Based on the Company’s common stock closing price of $16.70 on February 20, 2019, the annualized distribution of $1.20 per common share represents an annual yield of approximately 7.2 percent.
Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns one of the largest and most diverse portfolios of upscale, rooms-focused hotels in the United States. Apple Hospitality’s portfolio consists of 241 hotels with more than 30,800 guest rooms located in 88 markets throughout 34 states. Franchised with industry-leading brands, the Company’s portfolio comprises 114 Marriott-branded hotels, 126 Hilton-branded hotels and one Hyatt-branded hotel. For more information, please visit http://www.applehospitalityreit.com.

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Living witness, justice, and hospitality: General Assembly highlights issues for public concern

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 31 agosto 2018

The 2018 Novi Sad General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches recommended to CEC Member Churches six areas for concern in the coming years: economic and climate justice, security, arms and nonviolence, refugees and migration, human rights, populism, and the family.
Today, it is the poorest who suffer the most to adapt to climate change and ecological devastation. It is unjust that those who have contributed the least to climate change suffer the most. Jesus teaches that we must care for the least of these, and so we must confront profound economic and climate injustice through advocacy and action. Churches are called to use the international Sustainable Development Goals in their efforts in ecological and economic justice, support grassroots efforts, work for intergenerational justice, and continue advocacy efforts at the European level.
Recent developments at European and global levels risks the European Union’s role as an instrument of peacebuilding and reconciliation. Arms development, production, and export is a major contributor to the outbreak and continuation of armed conflict and war, and forced migration. Churches are called to strengthen their voices against the militarisation of the EU, advance a Christian perspective on security, advocated against any further development of nuclear weapons, and explore the theological dimensions of security, arms, and non-violence.
The mass movement and displacement of people touches all CEC Member Churches and peoples in Europe today. Economic conditions, climate change, youth unemployment, and so on, prompt many people to leave their homes in search of better lives elsewhere. Churches are called to advocate for safe and legal access to Europe, as well as fair and just asylum procedures, and humane return policies. Churches are also encouraged to speak out against the criminalization of solidarity with undocumented migrants and support humanitarian initiatives for search and rescue at sea.
Building a Europe for all is an important task for European churches. Diversity and plurality in Europe is a richness, and churches and religious communities are an important part of this. Existing European frameworks favour extended freedom of religion or belief, and the 2001 Charta Oecumenica encourages dialogue between minority and majority churches. Churches are called to support each other in working for freedom of religion or belief, including access to holy places and places of worship, and in strengthening universality of human rights, such as civil political, social, economic and cultural rights.
The situation in Kosovo is particularly complex. The significant factors include control of arms trade, EU’s support to protection of cultural heritage, engagement of UN forces in preventing conflict and opening of a political dialogue between the Albanian authorities in Kosovo and the representatives of persecuted Serbian Orthodox minority.European Churches are supporting the Serbian Orthodox Church and other religious communities in Kosovo, northern part of Cyprus (area not under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus) and elsewhere in their fight for full implementation of fundamental human rights, including freedom of religion or belief.
Today, populist parties are on the rise, and take advantage of democratic processes to gain power and recognition. Decline in living standards and rising unemployment rates, especially among young people, undoubtable goes in favour of strengthening extreme nationalism and increasing populism. Exclusionary politics shrinks public discourse—a serious problem for European societies. Churches are called to be a uniting force in their local communities, build bridges with other partners with common values and commitments, and continually work for greater youth engagement.
A Christian family should be a shelter where one learns to love, to support, to care about the other, to offer hospitality and be attentive to sufferings. This path for justice and love can begin in the home and expand outward, reaching entire communities. Growing circles of nurture draw on the gifts and love of others and draw them into what we call family. We must not underestimate the importance of this understanding of family for the fate of our societies. It is, therefore, unacceptable that this right is undermined or violated for so many, especially asylum seekers, refugees, and minors who arrive to Europe unaccompanied. Member Churches are called to start a dialogue on the condition and attitudes toward family life, including gender justice, and how this impacts life in Europe today.

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The First Phase of Schon Properties’ Dh3.2 bn iSuites Development is Sold Out

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 13 settembre 2017

Schon Properties i3 development SOLD OUT!! (PRNewsfoto/Schon Properties)DUBAI, UAE/PRNewswire/ Schon Properties, a major developer of quality properties in Dubai, announced that it has sold out i3 – the first phase of its mega hospitality project, iSuites at Dubai Investment Park, close to Dubai South, and the Dubai Expo site. i3 is a complex of three mid-rise buildings, offering 292 high-end fully furnished hotel apartments with a total built-up area of over 220,000 square feet – that have been snapped up by international investors further expanding Schon’s reach and Dubai’s appeal beyond the legacy source markets of the Middle East and Indian subcontinent. Today both sub-Saharan Africa and the Far East are established and growing source markets with close to 30% of total sales from these regions.Dubai is an increasingly attractive tourist destination, supported by continued investment in the tourism infrastructure, and hosting of large scale global events. The growth in visitor numbers is driving further investment in hotel accommodation expansion. The number of visitors is expected to grow from 15 million in 2016 to 25 million in 2020.”Dubai is today a global tourist destination, with infrastructure and attractions that are second to none. With the relentless dubaiambition it’s known for, under the guidance of our wise rulers, and associated growth potential, the savvy investor is seeking to participate in this success story,” Danial Schon, President of Schon Properties, said. iSuites exceptional location, adjacent to the Dubai EXPO 2020, a short drive to the Al Maktoum Airport transportation hub as well as Dubai Parks & Resorts attractions, and served by a station on the planned Dubai metro extension has attracted many international hotel operators looking to establish a presence for their brands. Investing in a hotel apartment managed by the top international operators has been an added benefit to investors seeking superior returns.The entire complex includes 21 mid-rise buildings – each having 8 floors not including basement floors – around a manmade swimmable lagoon, the first of its kind in Dubai and a retail promenade offering visitors a plethora of shopping, entertainment and dining options.”Although individual investment in hotel apartments by retail investors is a novel phenomenon, we are pleased to say that we have sold out i3 – the first phase of iSuites, within a short period of time,” Noorul Asif, Chief Operating Officer of Schon Properties.Long known for its ultra-luxury developments, Dubai recognises that the next leg of growth is going to come from the affordable segment as it appeals to wider audiences, offers more choice at multiple price points to its visitors and thus structurally protect the sector against cyclical fluctuations at home and abroad. “Positioning iSuites at 4 stars, addresses a gap in the market today. Tourists, especially families are looking for properties in convenient locations, with superior amenities at affordable prices. iSuites delivers and investors recognise that. With i3 sold out, investors are actively registering ahead of our next launch,” Asif said.

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Master internazionale di primo livello

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 1 febbraio 2011

Perugia 1° Febbraio l’attività didattica del Master internazionale di I livello in <<Comunicazione e management per il settore turistico>>, organizzato dall’Università per Stranieri di Perugia in collaborazione con il Centro Italiano di Studi sul Turismo di Assisi.  Al progetto, patrocinato dal Comune di Assisi, hanno aderito anche la Federalberghi regionale e l’Associazione direttori d’albergo dell’Umbria.  Il master, diretto dal prof. Emidio Diodato, sono stati ammessi diciannove laureati con differenti percorsi formativi alle spalle, che hanno superato un’affollata selezione. Di questi, 11 potranno contare su una borsa di studio erogata dall’INPDAP – l’Ente Nazionale di Assistenza per i Dipendenti Pubblici – che ha inserito questo Master nel ristretto numero di corsi di alta formazione certificati dall’Ente.
Questo modulo ha infatti tra gli obiettivi formativi lo sviluppo di specifiche competenze nell’analisi delle opportunità offerte al turismo nazionale dai mercati esteri e, in particolare, dai cosiddetti mercati emergenti, al fine di concretizzarne le istanze in linee di offerta e strategie di comunicazione. Il percorso formativo del master è articolato in 300 ore di aula, che si svolgeranno ad Assisi, presso la sede del Cst. Al termine delle lezioni frontali sono previste 700 ore di stage in hotel, tour operators e/o aziende di settore, per dare agli studenti l’opportunità di applicare le conoscenze acquisite e comprendere l’effettivo perimetro operativo dell’hospitality

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Iraqi refugees: EP delegation visits Syria

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 3 aprile 2010

The European Parliament Delegation expressed its “appreciation on how Syria has become a shelter for hundreds of thousands of refugees from Iraq”. Furthermore, it underlined “how the country has continued to show genuine hospitality towards the refugees, despite the significant socio-economic challenges which come with hosting them”.Representing the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), Juan Fernando López Aguilar (LIBE chairman and Head of delegation, S&D, ES) Rui Tavares (Rapporteur, GUE/NGL, PT) and Georgios Papanikolaou (EPP, EL) conducted the three day mission.Delegation conclusions • Appreciates the hospitality and transparency of the Syrian Authorities in facilitating the Delegation’s access to the refugees, • Had excellent opportunity to gather first hand information necessary to deliver better legislative proposals for EU asylum policy, in particular concerning resettlement, • Will report to other MEPs about the continued need of assistance to refugees, which the EU and its Members States should deliver, • Believes that its testimony will strengthen EU Member States involvement for the improvement of resettlement efforts targeted also at Iraqi refugees, • Believes that the EU’s new legal framework under the Lisbon Treaty will imply a diplomatic shift for the 27 Member States in order to improve the efficiency in finding political solutions to challenges in the Middle East. Trusts that it would be the most efficient way to diminish the suffering of civilians. • Is impressed with the quality and quantity of assistance to refugees provided by the Government of Syria, the UNHCR and the NGOs present in Syria, • Has improved its knowledge as to the possible steps which could be taken to improve the European policy for refugees, which would have a universal and long lasting character, • Resettlement is one of the long-term solutions to help refugees and it can be applied when the return to the home country is not a realistic possibility. Head of delegation Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D, ES)

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Due Oscar di “Spa Finder” per Patrizia Poli

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 giugno 2009

Polibagni di PisaL’hospitality designer italiana, Patrizia Poli, ha realizzato due delle Spa più belle del mondo  e conquista lo Spa Finder Award 2009   Il prestigioso magazine statunitense “Spa Finder” premia ogni anno le SPA più votate dai frequent travellers e dai turisti del jet set che girano il mondo alla ricerca del Centro Benessere ideale.   La crisi non sfiora il settore. Ogni giorno nel mondo nascono 100 nuove luxury SPA dedicate a chi mette al primo posto il wellness e la bellezza. Per i turisti di tutto il mondo, infatti, sono ormai fondamentali gli spazi relax, i servizi delle beauty farm e le atmosfere esclusive e protettive. E’ questo il filo conduttore del lavoro dell’architetto Patrizia Poli: “Cerco di ricreare gli ambienti mantenendo un legame con la storia. Ottengo il massimo comfort grazie alla luce e ai toni caldi, agli arredi sobri e chiari. Quando progetto un albergo o una SPA penso alla donna, al suo bisogno di sicurezza. Per questo uso linee curve, atmosfere rilassanti e ambienti che siano in grado di proteggere e accogliere”.  Dopo una laurea in architettura a Firenze (1991), Poli ha seguito laboratori di marketing per l’ospitalità e i seminari di Hotel Planning & Design del Prof. Richard Penner della Cornell University.  Nel 2000 fonda AB, “Architetture del Benessere”, un network di professionisti, esperti di ospitalità, marketing e strategie di gestione e da anni lavora con Trademark Italia, nel supporto e nella consulenza agli operatori del settore turismo. “Mi dedico – spiega – alla progettazione di alberghi, relais, centri fitness e termali, affrontando interventi di restauro e di trasformazione di immobili storici in strutture alberghiere. E’ un privilegio”. http://www.spafinder.com http://www.trademarkitalia.com (poli, bagni pisa)

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