mrp hotels continues its international expansion and growth into Europe with the addition of new partner Jan Hein Simons as of June 1st. Jan Hein Simons will lead the activities of mrp hotels in Germany and the Benelux countries. In addition to the Berlin office, a new entity and office will be established in the Netherlands, so that these markets can be developed on a national and regional basis.
The question "Do guests want green hotels?" is provocative. Most people would respond with "Yes, of course!“ But do they also accept that it takes longer to cool or heat the room because there is a concrete core heating/cooling system, which reacts only slowly? This is just one of many examples.
In this roundtable we spoke with five experts from around the world to discuss the latest changes and developments in Hospitality. Among the highlighted topics, our chosen experts discuss the consumer shift towards a true ‘local’ experience including the concept of a “sharing economy” in which user-friendly software applications offer convenient and low cost accommodation, cabs and even dining services by local residents. Other topics include employee retention and the importance of sustainability within the sector.