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Most of the GTA Moves to Stage Three on Friday
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Most of the GTA Moves to Stage Three on Friday

TORONTO — Most of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) will move to Stage Three of the province’s re-opening plan this Friday but Toronto, Peel Region and Windsor-Essex Region will remain in Stage Two for at least another week. Premier Doug Ford announced Monday that Durham, Halton, Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand-Norfolk, Sarnia-Lambton and York regions will all be permitted to enter Stage Three at 12:01 a.m. on Friday. In Stage Three, restaurants in these regions will be allowed to offer indoor dining with physical distancing and other requirements in place. According to O. Reg. 364/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 3, restaurants must have the following measures in place:• all customers must be seated when eating or drinking at the establishment• buffet-style...
11 EU states agree on rules for tourism reopening
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11 EU states agree on rules for tourism reopening

HTLibrary | May 19, 2020 | Comments 0 Eleven European Union states, including Greece, on Monday agreed on a set of rules regarding the gradual easing of movement restrictions introduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The agreement was announced following a video conference between the foreign ministers of Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria, Croatia, Portugal, Malta, Slovenia and Bulgaria. It is based on the guidelines issued last week by the European Commission, and it is designed to coordinate the reopening of borders for tourists. In a joint statement, the ministers said they had agreed on four guiding principles, namely that an approach of phased steps, coordinated and agreed among EU states is the best way to achie...
Wyndham Continues to Grow New-Construction Pipeline
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Wyndham Continues to Grow New-Construction Pipeline

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts announced today that the company is continuing to forge ahead with new-construction growth, opening 11 newly built hotels across the United States in the first quarter and breaking ground on a number of hotels in its new-construction pipeline. In the same period, the company executed agreements for more than 25 future new-build hotels in the United States, further expanding its pipeline and planting roots for travel recovery in the long term. New Openings in Q1 The company’s 11 new-construction openings in the United States represent nearly 1,000 rooms. The recent openings—including properties across its La Quinta by Wyndham, Wingate by Wyndham, Days Inn by Wyndham, and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham brands—are in destinations primed f...
Spain to reopen to international tourists in July
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Spain to reopen to international tourists in July

HTLibrary | May 26, 2020 | Comments 0 Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, has announced the country will reopen to international tourists from July, pledging to guarantee the safety of visitors and the workforce. The leading destination receives over 80 million tourists per year. Starting in July, Sánchez said that international tourism can resume once more, adding tourists can start planning their holidays. Sánchez confirmed that as part of the planning for Spain’s phased reopening plan – known as the ‘Plan de Desescalada’ – the government was working with the tourism sector to prepare measures for the reopening. The moves will be coordinated by ministry of industry, business and tourism in collaboration with Spain’s ...
How COVID-19 can stimulate healthier hospitality leadership
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How COVID-19 can stimulate healthier hospitality leadership

Much has already been written about how travel and tourism will be irrevocably changed by the coronavirus pandemic. Optimists and realists alike are focusing on more environmentally friendly ways of reaching our chosen destinations, more sensitive ways of considering local culture and more sustainable, ethical methods of sharing and distributing the financial benefits of tourism. But what about the hospitality and in particular the hotel industry itself? If there was ever a time for us to engage in honest, unflinching self-reflection, this is it. As travellers and vacationers are ready and willing to change their habits, so the hotel industry must look to reshape its practices for the future. Responding to the crisisFacing possibly the toughest situation it has ever...
JURA GIGA X3c/X3 G2 – A FLEXIBLE MOVE INTO THE TOP CLASS
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JURA GIGA X3c/X3 G2 – A FLEXIBLE MOVE INTO THE TOP CLASS

The GIGA X3 allows JURA to impressively demonstrate Swiss innovation and professionalism down to the very last detail. Anywhere where a capacity of up to 150 cups is the order of business, the machine impresses users with its quality, functionality and reliability. The machine also has a JURA Smart Connect integrated allowing state of the art automatic coffee machine operation via Smartphone and the free J.O.E® app. 31 speciality coffees, as well as the start screen, can be individually programmed to suit the occasion or customer. For instance, products can be renamed and arranged to the user’s liking on the display. The high performance ceramic grinder, controlled by electronic motors, guarantees quick, precise, even and consistent grinding for many years to come. MODEL ...
Norma to reopen on the 3 August following forced closure due to Covid-19
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Norma to reopen on the 3 August following forced closure due to Covid-19

Following the Government sanctioned closure of restaurants in March, the Stafford Collection, the luxury hospitality group that includes the Stafford London and Northcote, is pleased to announce that Norma, it’s Sicilian-inspired restaurant, will re-open from the 3rd August. The Stafford Collection team have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure guests are given the warm welcome they received pre-closure, whilst ensuring the beautiful three-story art deco inspired restaurant on Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia is a safe space for both staff and customers. Open from lunch through to dinner, Culinary Director Ben Tish and the team have created a seasonal menu with a taste of Sicily, well worth travelling into central London for. Well-loved Norma classics, such as the Spaghe...
L’ERMITAGE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL – COURT ORDERED SALE
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L’ERMITAGE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL – COURT ORDERED SALE

Rare investment opportunity! The boutique L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Hotel embodies the spirit of a sophisticated gracious urban residence. Its acclaimed private dining experience, meeting spaces, stunning rooftop pool retreat, and spacious impeccably-outfitted guestrooms offer an incomparable first-class experience, a short stroll from the renowned Rodeo Drive. Auction: 8/19, Min Bid: $104,000,000. LErmitageBeverlyHillsSale.com
Toto Washlet – The Product That Revolutionised Japanese Toilet Culture, making its mark in hospitality
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Toto Washlet – The Product That Revolutionised Japanese Toilet Culture, making its mark in hospitality

Toto’s iconic Washlet was introduced to market in 1980 and is now celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year. In this time the Japanese shower toilet has become a defining product for several generations with over 80.2% of households in Japan using shower toilets (across all brands). At present more and more 5-star hotels and landmark buildings globally are specifying Washlet, increasingly it is possible to enjoy their comfort wherever you are travelling in the world. The public toilets at Narita Airport, the international gateway for travellers arriving and departing Japan, have a large presence of Washlet housed within a specially designed space. All of these use multilingual remote controls for ease of use. The efforts by Toto to change toilet lifestyle culture  from...
Bvlgari Hotel London to reopen with “Bvlgari Staycations”
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Bvlgari Hotel London to reopen with “Bvlgari Staycations”

Bvlgari Hotel London today announces the launch of Bvlgari Staycations to celebrate its reopening on Saturday 15 August. A contemporary collection of thoughtfully designed experiences for guests to enjoy as the nation emerges from lockdown, the new tailored experiences offer a relaxing break close to home and will sit alongside heightened health and safety measures to guarantee the safety of both guests and staff. Each tailored Bvlgari Staycations programme focuses on a different aspect of life that may have been missed, offering a degree of privacy and social distancing as well as impeccable and informal service. Guests will be able to rediscover favoured hobbies or activities as they make use of Bvlgari Hotel London’s beautiful facilities across 3,000+ sqm – the spa, 25m p...