Recent Articles by Paul

OYO places “thousands” of staff on furlough and temporary leave

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Worldwide: Hospitality chain OYO Hotels & Homes has placed a “certain number” of its employees, known as ‘OYOpreneurs’, on furlough and temporary leaves “in the U.S. and other countries”, it was revealed in an internal video message recorded by CEO and founder, Ritesh Agarwal.

OYO founder Agarwal to forego 100 per cent of annual salary

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India: Ritesh Agarwal, founder and group CEO of OYO Hotels & Homes, has announced that he is foregoing 100 per cent of his salary for the rest of the year as the company seeks to unite in the face of the impact of Covid-19 on the global travel and hospitality industry.

Sonder cuts workforce by one third

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US: San Francisco-based hospitality startup Sonder has announced it has laid off 22 per cent of its workforce and furloughed an additional 11 per cent of its staff as the reality of the coronavirus impact on the travel industry bites hard.

The Merkister Hotel owners decide to sell

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UK: Specialist business property adviser Christie & Co has brought to the market The Merkister Hotel, overlooking Loch Harray on the west of the Main Orkney Isles.

Red Kite House Hotel brought to market

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UK: Red Kite House Hotel, situated in the affluent Berkshire village of Burghfield Common, near Reading, has been brought to the market by specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

Event review: EquipHotel 2018

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Earlier this month, Boutique Hotel News travelled to Paris to attend the biennial EquipHotel trade show, which took place at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from 11 to 15 November.

Interview: Michael de Jongh, Avvio

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Michael de Jongh, Avvio's chief commercial officer, talks to BHN about Avvio's Allora booking engine and its use of technology to drive direct bookings.

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