Monthly Archives: April 2017

Boothbay Harbor Accommodation

The peaceful surrounds and secluded nature of Beach Cove Hotel and Resort, allows it to be a perfect vacation destination. Situated one mil from the bustling Boothbay Harbor town, Beach Cove Hotel offers guests comfortable accommodation, that range from the standard suite to a the deluxe balcony suite, that permits splendid ocean views. Situated just off Route 27, this Boothbay Harbor resort has equipped each accommodation suite with all the necessary amenities to ensure guest are comfortable at all times, such amenities include, cable television, air conditioning, electric heater, mini fridge, microwave oven and coffee maker. Furthermore, the Beach Cove Hotel and Resorts provides a choice of great outdoor activities, such as swimming, access to a private beach and pier and rowing as well as picnicking areas with fireplaces – another unique feature of this secluded Boothbay Harbor resort. Should guest wish to venture in the downtown area of Boothbay, a short car trip is needed, while the more adventurous guests can enjoy a one mile ocean view walk around Mill Cove.

Mornings at Beach Cove Hotel have guests enjoying a complimentary, hearty breakfast of homemade muffins, coffee or juice while the sun rises over the ocean. Pleasant surrounds and a sheer abundance of natural beauty have allowed this ideally located Boothbay Harbor resort to become a preferred family vacation destination. The hosts, Andrew and Larissa, have gone to great lengths to ensure that available accommodation is modern and able to suit the requirements of the guests. The Beach Cove Hotel is not only suitable for family vacations, but is a lovely alternative as a romantic getaway – where the ocean view, natural beauty and seclusion of the resort are the prefect ingredients to escape the everyday hustle and bustle of city living. However, when chosen as a family vacation destination, the wide range of activities will keep the entire family entertained, from swimming to rowing – or simply soaking up the warm sun on the private beach. No matter how you select to spend your time at Beach Cove Hotel and Resort in Boothbay Harbor, you will certainly appreciate the comfortable and pleasant accommodation at the end of a perfect day!

Kumarakom Kerala Lake Resort

Sheer poetry engulfed with beauty and nothing else is Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala, and perhaps is the only paradise visible to human eyes on the face of this earth. It’s the most apt location to visit and witness an era gone before you… Yes, it is- well maintained and perfectly preserved. Kumarakom situated on the banks of Vembanad is all about holidaying in unconstrained acres of thriving greenery that never fails to mesmerize anyone. It is no wonder that this place has been conferred a Heritage Resort Status.
Calling all nature buffs to visit Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala…

For the perfect blend of tradition and modern facilities, Kumarakom is indeed the best place for your holiday desires. And be sure a lot of unmentioned things offer you a pleasant welcome once you are here in Kerala. And Kumarakom is only the beginning of the journey which will spellbind you with its ayurvedic and innumerable other facilities. Speaking of facilities, try out scrumptious Kerala cuisine and soak yourself in the countless benefits of spices found here in profusion. And listen to the quiet music that every form of nature here will play for you every time you listen closely.

Kumarakom is the essence of Kerala that will imbibe you in its entirety; it is certainly one way to get immersed in Kerala’s rich and unforgettable history.
What one also discovers here on transformed traditional rice boats known as Kettuvallams are refreshing backwater experiences… An extreme and delighting way to relax and calm those tired nerves. All this and much more which is hard to describe in words lies ahead for you in Kumarakom Lake resort, Kerala. So, just pack your bags and we at Kumarakom Lake Resort, will take care of the rest!!!

Getaways For Grown-Ups

One of the fastest-growing trends in the all-inclusive space is the continued expansion of the “adults-only” segment. Resort companies in the Caribbean are expanding the format with a series of new properties that focus on couples planning destination weddings, honeymooners, couples seeking some time together, as well as groups of singles traveling together.

These new properties include several Dominican Republic resorts, including the Hotel Riu Republica, which debuted in June; the Viva Wyndham V Samana, which opened earlier this year; CHIC Punta Cana, which was unveiled in December 2014; and the Luxury Bahía Principe Samana Don Pablo Collection.

The adults-only expansion is spreading to other Caribbean destinations as well. In January, Royalton Luxury Resorts will open the 455-room Royalton Negril and the 94-room Hideaway at Royalton, an adults-only boutique resort within the Royalton Negril, on Seven Mile Beach. AMResorts operates two adults-only properties in Jamaica: Secrets St. James Montego Bay and Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay.

Meanwhile, the Bahamas’ Paradise Island resort district is poised to welcome its first new property since 2007, the adults-only all-Inclusive Warwick Hotel.

These properties appeal to a wide range of travelers, including millennials, baby boomers and generation X vacationers. Virtually all are in search of sunshine, good times and a resort atmosphere that, while free of youngsters, is by no means bereft of the young-at-heart.

Indeed, the growing roster of adults-only resorts targets a clientele that is in search of sophisticated fun in an upscale environment. The deluxe facilities, amenities and services that characterize these properties produce an environment that enables adults to enjoy diverse activities and simply relax among like-minded individuals.

CHIC Punta Cana, for example, has worked toward creating a “social vacation” experience. The property’s contemporary architecture features a well-executed modern interpretation of a classic Las Vegas resort design with clean lines, open vistas and utilization of natural materials in public areas and across the smartly manicured grounds.

Guests can relax in beachside cabanas or under thatched-roof shaded lounge chairs while enjoying butler service. Swimmers can create underwater social media images in the resort’s glass-walled aboveground Mermaid Pool. Beachfront yoga classes are held each morning on an amphitheater-styled stage that overlooks the property’s main pool.

Similarly, the Riu Republica caters primarily to couples in search of surroundings that create a romantic, relaxing atmosphere. Guests enjoy premium liquor, free Wi-Fi throughout the resort, 24-hour concierge services, in-room robes and a special wine list. Concierges can arrange a variety of special experiences, including romantic dinners on the beach.

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Many of these properties also feature premium resort-within-a-resort sections. CHIC Punta Cana guests can upgrade to Diamond Club accommodations that feature such perks as butler service, access to exclusive pool and beach areas, preferential reservations for à la carte dining, suites featuring mini-bars offering premium spirits, early check-in and late check-out, access to the hydrotherapy spa and a private lounge serving breakfast, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Caribbean resort-goers are famous for spending as much time on the beach as in their rooms (if not more), but the adults-only market has higher-than-average expectations when it comes to accommodations. The newest generation of adults-only properties take accommodations to a next level.

At CHIC Punta Cana, for example, rooms are designed in a contemporary style with balconies, terraces and swim-up suites equipped with minibars. All rooms feature interactive digital televisions that offer complete guest account and resort information. Bathrooms are finished in marble and tile with overhead rain showers. Select suites feature two-person tubs equipped with massaging jets.

Vacationers seeking a luxury villa-style experience can opt for CHIC Mansion, an 11,500-square-foot house featuring six guestrooms, each with a dedicated ensuite bathroom. The villa also features a private pool, hot tub, patio, sound system and games room with a pool table. Mansion stays include roundtrip airport transfers, butler service, a private pool cabana with an attendant and a complimentary spa treatment for each guest at the 5,246-square-foot Royal Spa. The Spa is one of the best of its kind with a hydrotherapy circuit and several treatment pools, each designed to provide a different temperature and sensation.

Human Resource Management in Hotel Industry in Taiwan

Contemporary international literature identifies three major human resource management (HRM) issues as being critical in the hospitality industry across the globe, both currently and in the future. They are: service quality, training and development, and staff recruitment and selection. This study involved interviews with the most senior managers in a sample of chain hotels in Taiwan nominated by the hotels as being responsible for HRM. This study explored whether three major HRM issues identified in the literature are perceived as important by Taiwanese hoteliers. The results suggest that although most participants perceive these issues as significant and challenging, they are focused mainly on operational rather than strategic solutions for dealing with these issues. It is argued that the current and emerging challenges facing the industry demand an approach to HRM that is far more strategic than the traditional focus of personnel administration. The implication is that HRM has a key role to play in creating and sustaining competitive advantage in hotels. A particular strength of this study was its use of face-to-face interviews, which enabled a more intensive exploration of the thinking of participants than is often the case with quantitative surveys.