Working at the Hotel

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Walking around the hotel – to wake myself up … Continue reading → Fun Travel HotelIt’s 1am and I am working on a proposal due this Friday. It has to go through multiple reviews, so I would be wise to get it 80% finished tonight. Oy Vey.

Drachma Sightings Appear on Hotel Bill

MishTalk

Between June 28 and July 4 at a Hilton hotel in Athens, transactions on a Bloomberg reporter's Visa credit card issued by Citigroup Inc. spokeswoman said that the Athens hotel had billed the customer in euros, not drachmas.

Resorts World Hotel in Manila in Lockdown Following Gunfire and Explosions

MishTalk

In what may be an ISIS-related event, the Resorts World Hotel in Manila, the Philippines is in Lockdown Mode following gunfire and explosions. more…). Economics

How to Stay in Premium Hotels Without Blowing Your Expense Account

Harvard Business

Booking a hotel for business travel poses a quandary for many of us. The key is to remember that hotels – as well as most companies – offer what I call “backdoor” discounts. The critical missing information is the hotel name.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: An Open Letter to Disgruntled Hotel.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

An Open Letter to Disgruntled Hotel Staff. Dear hotel staff, Do you know who I am? I am the reason your hotel can afford to offer a Starbucks, a restaurant, and a full-service bar. Customers like him regularly toss around hourly-wage-sized tips (and more) to the staff at your hotel, but only if youre not a prick too. Anyone with top elite status spent more than your annual salary at the hotel chain you work for, so that one guy represents your job. Hotels. (8).

The Art of Choosing a Hotel (Consultant’s edition)

Killer Consultant

When it comes to choosing the hotel at your destination, given that you _have_ a choice (don’t underestimate how remote a client site can be…), it makes sense to choose not only by stars, price or name. Staying with hotels of big chains has the advantage that you can count on a certain standard for each hotel you get to. When it comes to non-chain hotels, I try to get to places that are new & modern. What criteria do you follow when choosing a hotel?

The Art of Choosing a Hotel (Consultant’s edition)

Killer Consultant

When it comes to choosing the hotel at your destination, given that you _have_ a choice (don’t underestimate how remote a client site can be…), it makes sense to choose not only by stars, price or name. Staying with hotels of big chains has the advantage that you can count on a certain standard for each hotel you get to. When it comes to non-chain hotels, I try to get to places that are new & modern. What criteria do you follow when choosing a hotel?

I'm a Rock Star.or just Insane. And this hotel doesn't have wireless.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Now I’m back at the hotel. I’m sitting in the hotel bar, and they don’t have wireless. I’m convinced that loud bar music is a covert government operation designed to make people with no life and sitting alone in hotel bars feel good about rationalizing why they’re not talking to anyone.

Blue Ribbon for Sanction Craziness: Italy Seizes Hotel of Putin Ally; Russia Threatens Law Allowing Seizure of Foreign Assets

MishTalk

Sanction Madness Escalates: Italy Seizes Hotel of Putin Ally Two days ago sanction madness hit a new extreme: Italy seizes Putin ally Arkady Rotenberg’s property assets. The Italian tax police have seized €30m in assets, including a luxury hotel in Rome and two villas in Sardinia, controlled by Arkady Rotenberg, a longtime ally of Russian president Vladimir Putin targeted by US and EU sanctions. What''s Russia to do?

Q&A With Clyde Guinn, President, Days Inn Worldwide, Wyndham Hotel Group

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Imagine you''re the president of one of the largest economy hotel chains in America. How''s this for a challenge? Your goal: deliver a consistent, high-quality on-brand customer experience across all of your properties.

Starwood Hotel and Resorts takes Aim at Business Travelers with SPG Pro

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One of the perks (or drawbacks depending on your perspective) of being a reporter is traveling on assignments. I''ve been sent to conferences in Cologne, Germany; New Orleans; Las Vegas, and Minneapolis among other cities in my career. There’s more… To read the rest of this blog posting click here or visit www.1to1Media.com/weblog. Customer Loyalty homepage

Bed and Breakfasts: Creative Accommodations On the Road or Nightmare on Elm Street?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

I stay at big chain hotels too often. Here’s what they said: Women like bed and breakfast accommodation because it removes them from the predatory world of business hotels. Some even soak their per-diem, banking the extra hundreds rather than handing it over to the hotel. Hotel

Manufactured Spend and Other Stupid Games, or, "I’ve Got A Real Job"

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

We make sure we maximize our airline and hotel status, we have a wallet full of credit cards, and we pick our travel providers accordingly. But airlines and hotels are aggressively devaluing their points and raising redemption rates.

Digital Transformations Start with Frontline Workers

Strategy+Business

To boost a hotel's bottom line, ask the bellhop

What Business Travelers Want Most From Loyalty Programs: Stealthy Luxury

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

We’ve already established that airlines, hotels and the like really want people like me to expense our way through their wares. Most hotels offer status-based floors and lounges , but they rarely keep the riffraff out in practice. Here are some ideas: Hotels should offer programs to “walk” elite guests to nicer properties. Hotel elite floors should offer real upgrades and amenities, and they should be guaranteed. What stealth luxuries could hotel chains offer you?

Consultant Ninja: How Consultants Manage Frequent Flyer Miles.

Consultant Ninja

When you are in consulting, you rack up a lot of frequent flyer miles and hotel points, but you dont have a lot of time to manage them. It is still in private beta, but I like what I see and Im using it to manage all of my (and Mrs. Ninjas) frequent flyer, hotel, car, and AMEX accounts. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja.

The Uncommon Nature of Customer Service - Henman Performance

Henman Performance Executive Blog

I’ve spent more nights in hotels since the beginning of 2013 than the average nomad has spent in a tent in her lifetime. Most of them have been high end hotels, but a few have been more moderate chains, like the Marriott. Several of the most expensive hotels charged extra for internet. Would it spoil some vast eternal plan if a hotel that charges $400 a night would also add $4 worth of paper products to the experience and throw in free internet? About Linda.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: The Optimization of Leveraging

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

conduct carries from using the expense policy, to accumulating hotel. Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, December 18, 2012. The Optimization of Leveraging. Courtesy of Alert Guest Blogger David Tang: Consultants. Were always optimizing, always leveraging -- always in the pursuit of. minimizing our workload while maximizing our lifestyle. This mode of. points, to creating our client deliverables.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: One Last Hurrah for Her

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Its much easier to pick up a real estate agent at the hotel bar than try to convince the much-hounded hotties of IT they should bed down with you! Instead, we all settled on the back tables at the hotel bar, watching baseball before we kicked off our new project. We had a fantastic night on the town before cabbing back to the hotel. Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, April 8, 2013. One Last Hurrah for Her.

Consultant Ninja: Reasons not to stay in Consulting: Management.

Consultant Ninja

Yesterday upon arrival at her hotel she received a fruit basket, a warm welcome from the staff who greeted her by first name, and the below card. One of our partners spends a fair amount of time in one city (not his home) and always stays at the sane hotel. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja. Management Consultant | Excel Jockey | Slide Monkey | Corporate Insurgent | One-Eyed Man in the Valley of the Blind Mckinsey | Bain | BCG | Booz | Oliver Wyman.

6 Ways to Move Beyond the Commodity Mindset

Consulting Success

After checking into my hotel in the city center, I took the elevator down 13 floors to the street. I was about 25,000 feet up and seated on the right side of the DCH-8 plane. Looking out the window below, I could see beautiful turquoise water and the sea speckled with islands.

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The Crazy Lives of Consultants: When You're Too Platinum with the.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

When Youre Too Platinum with the Hotel. Like you, I have Platinum Status with just about ever hotel, airline, rental car agency, and liquor store in the Continental United States. Now, let me tell you a tale of a crazy consultant who officially reached "Too Platinum status with the Intercontinental Hotel Group. It all began at the hotel reception desk one rainy Monday evening in Connecticut. Zineb ( Nice Moroccan hotel receptionist ): Welcome back Crazy Consultant!!

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Great Moments in Consulting

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

I pick it up from the hotel valet in the morning, and the valet asks me, ".hey, I tried to crank some major urban music on my way out of the hotel driveway, but I could only find CNBC on the satellite radio. Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, February 5, 2008. Great Moments in Consulting.the only car left was one of those new Cadillacs that looks like it was made out of folded paper (hint - it was). Same price as the yugo.

3 Steps To Building A Stand Out Portfolio With Emma Sharley: Podcast #25

Consulting Success

I rented a hotel room for a few days, removed myself from my family and from other external distractions and was able to make great headway in my book. How to build up your portfolio, keep your momentum going, and find the critical work-life balance.

Should Consultants Offer Guarantees? The Answer May Surprise You…

Consulting Success

BBBK provides services to its clients that include restaurants, high-end hotels, and other businesses. “That would absolutely freak me out,” my client said. “Why is that?” ” I asked.

3 Steps To Building A Stand Out Portfolio With Emma Sharley: Podcast #25

Consulting Success

You shared like stepping out of the office, going for a walk, booking a hotel room to change the environment. When I wrote my book, The Elite Consulting Mind , I was in Japan at the time and I booked a couple of nights at a hotel.

How to Become a Hospitality Consultant

Consulting Junkie

You could find work in a hotel, restaurant, events company, or even on a cruise ship. They could be a hotel concierge or an event planner, or give. The hospitality industry provides many opportunities to work in a consultancy position.

Las Vegas Sniper Shooting, Deadliest in History, 58 Killed: Fake News Heads to Top of the List

MishTalk

A sniper, Stephen Craig Paddock, unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Vegas hotel. Paddock killed at least 58 people as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives. This was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. more…). Economics

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: What is a "3-4-5 Consultant"?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Put plainly, "3-4-5" means that, for each week youre working: Youll spend 3 nights at hotels. Labels: Consultantese , Gotta Love the Client Site , Hotels , The joys of being a new consultant. Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, July 22, 2013.

Solar Eclipse is Big Business for Illinois

MishTalk

We booked our hotel late, as in a couple months ago. Every hotel in Southern Illinois was booked solid. People from worldwide are converging on Southern Illinois on Monday to witness a total eclipse of the sun. I will be among that crowd. The closest, in fact, the only room we could find was at a Best Western in Paducah, Kentucky, for nearly $400 a night. Carbondale, Illinois, home of Southern Illinois University is one of the big beneficiaries. more…). Economics

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: What In The World Is A Deliverable?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, May 28, 2013. What In The World Is A Deliverable? If there is one constant in consulting it is the production of deliverables. But what the heck is a "deliverable" anyway?

The Most Disappointing Aspect of the NSA's PRISM Leak?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, June 17, 2013. The Most Disappointing Aspect of the NSAs PRISM Leak? That Crappy PowerPoint. So the NSA has spent millions to build a secret network to spy on users of the biggest Internet portals.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Consultantese: What's The Dollar.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, June 24, 2013. Consultantese: Whats The Dollar Amount? Dollar Amount. Noun Salesman-speak for the money part of a contract. Just hearing this phrase makes hookers and lap dancers raise their fee.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: What Your Drink Says About You.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, July 29, 2013. What Your Drink Says About You (And Your Client). Aah, cocktails! The time-honored way to unwind while simultaneously "entertaining" clients! Even the IRS allows you to deduct half the cost!

Best Places to Stay 2007

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

HotelsWell well well.as if each and every one of us couldn't have single-handedly crafted this article ourselves. That said.it's s kind of nice to know if my opinion is WAY OFF as compared to everyone else. I'm a Marriott gal, personally, and occasionally can be considered a Starwood whore if The W is even tangentially involved. Anyway - check out what everyone else apparently thinks: From the current issue of Consulting Magazine.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Happy Friday People.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Friday, March 22, 2013. Happy Friday People. Source: motifake.com. Posted by. Crazy Consultant. 3:18 PM. Labels: Consultants who are easily offended. No comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Oh Geez.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Friday, March 8, 2013. Oh Geez. Posted by. Crazy Consultant. 9:34 AM. Labels: Consultants who are easily offended. , In the News. No comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom).

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: True Facts About the Tarsier

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Friday, April 12, 2013. True Facts About the Tarsier. This admittedly has nothing to do with anything, but Ive been on a Ze Frank kick recently, and this made me laugh so hard snot particles start flying out of my nose.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Consultants Do It Better Than.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

When consultants get to kick back, relax, and spend some hotel points and airline miles. Labels: Hotels , People Who Could Really Use A Consultant. Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, July 8, 2013.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Crazy Crap on a Private Plane.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, July 15, 2013. Crazy Crap on a Private Plane. Literally! From GSElevator comes this fantastic tale of life as a banker on a private jet roadshow.