Pack your bags for adventure. Air travel is up in 2016, in some cases showing double digit growth. Specifically, international air traffic to and from the United States say a 7% increase. Travel within the U.S. jumped a healthy 12% compared to the first quarter of 2015, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office. That’s incredibly good news for the travel and tourism industry that has experience significant ups and downs over the past decade.
With a new burst of activity in air travel, hotels and resorts of all sizes are seeing more traffic as well. Standout hotel marketing is a must in order to attract guests and capture their loyalty for the long term. Over the last year, Brandettes has profiled some truly interesting properties that work hard to set themselves apart from the competition. Here, a list of true standouts and our exclusive interviews profiling the best of the best…
Hotel Marketing Hot List
Awarded Virtuoso’s Best of the Best: “Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award” last year (the Oscars of the hospitality industry), Cuixmala is the ultimate in luxury and sustainability. Defying description, this award-winning eco resort and ecological preserve, owned by Alix Goldsmith Marcaccini and her husband Goffredo, is unlike any other property on the planet. Learn why.
Hacienda de San Antonio
Completely restored and entirely magical, the Hacienda de San Antonio is yet another property lovingly cared for by Alix Goldsmith Marcaccini. Directly adjacent to an active volcano, this sister property to Cuixmala has a charm (and homemade grappa) that’s all its own. We’re not at all surprised to see the property named one of Condé Nast Traveller’s 2015 Gold Standard Hotels.
Moxy Hotels, created by Marriott Intl., is a brand focused on creating a techno-friendly travel experience for the 2.5 billion millennials around the world. Their clever approach is all encompassing and completely entertaining.
The Greenbrier Resort
The West Virginia mega resort is as large in scale as it is on charm. The resort, founded in 1778, has played a significant role in U.S. history, serving as a luxury retreat for the famous and infamous. Get an inside look at the hotel marketing magic that makes this property an enduring favorite.
W Hotel San Diego
Located downtown San Diego with a one-of-a-kind Rooftop Bar. Enjoy glittering views of the city while sipping on a Wicked Collins next to a fire feature designed by Mr. Important. Read on for an insider’s look at the special requests fielded by the W’s legendary Whatever/Whenever service.
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