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Paul Sauceda, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Godfrey Hotel Boston
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Boston is a perfect travel destination for both business and leisure travelers due to its historical, cultural, educational, and economic values. I talked with Paul Sauceda about The Godfrey Hotel Boston.
by Melisa Kaya
Kirk Pederson
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Kokua Hospitality offers tailored services to hotel owners concerning hotel and resort management, construction and renovation, revenue management, and sales and marketing. I talked with Kirk Pederson about Kokua Hospitality and their services.
by Melisa Kaya
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Announces the Opening of The St. Regis Amman
TRAVEL - NEWS
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts expanded its portfolio with The St. Regis Amman and brought sophisticated St. Regis style to the capital city of the Kingdom of Jordan.
by Melisa Kaya
Best Resorts in the Maldives
TRAVEL - EDITORIAL
The Maldives consists of 1192 coral islands surrounded by white beaches and looks like pearls interspersed to the Indian Ocean.
by Melisa Kaya
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Shinichi Koshikawa, General Manager of Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo
Residence - Tokyo
Arturo Zavala Haag
Hotel - Tulum
Julia Himburg, General Manager at Provocateur Berlin - Copyright Gekko Group
Hotel - Berlin
Brendan Carlin, General Manager of Cavallo Point Lodge
Hotel - San Francisco
Shoryu Ramen Manchester
Restaurant - Manchester
Chef Daniel Rueda - Restaurante TAPEO
Restaurant - Barcelona
Raul Palomo Marugan, General Manager at nhow Berlin
Hotel - Berlin
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Interviews with Hotel General Managers
Sophie Huisman
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
With its beautiful canal houses, Amsterdam always has a different place in the heart of tourists. The combination of canals, bridges, museums, and different cultures makes it different. Sir Albert Hotel is also part of this unique city. I talked with Sophie Huisman about Sir Albert Hotel and Amsterdam.
by Melisa Kaya
Rodney Sanders - David Citadel Hotel
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
It is possible to feel the historical and cultural heritage of Jerusalem from the moment you step into the city. As a part of this city, David Citadel Hotel promises an unforgettable stay for its guests. I talked with Rodney Sanders about his career and David Citadel Hotel.
by Melisa Kaya
Dirk Dreyer - Photo by Stephan Lemke
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin is waiting for those who want to experience the urban jungle concept in the middle of the city. I talked with Dirk Dreyer about 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin.
by Beren Dere
Julia Himburg, General Manager at Provocateur Berlin - Copyright Gekko Group
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Provocateur Berlin has been promising a different and special accommodation experience to all its guests, who have taken the first step into the building dating back to the early 1900s, since the opening in March 2017. I talked to Julia Himburg about Provocateur Berlin.
by Beren Dere
Yann Gillet
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
About two months ago, I met with Yann Gillet and interviewed about the Grand Hyatt São Paulo, where he has been the general manager since 2016. This time I talked with Yann Gillet about his hotel management style.
by Melisa Kaya
Ignacio Peñalver
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
With its historical importance and cultural heritage, Santo Domingo is one of the most beautiful cities you can spend your holiday. I talked with Ignacio Peñalver, General Manager at Casas del XVI, about Santo Domingo and Casas del XVI.
by Melisa Kaya
Interviews with Boutique Hotel Owners
Cisco Tschurtschenthaler and George Gorrow
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
The Slow offers guests the opportunity to make a holiday intertwined with the art even without the need to step out of the hotel. George Gorrow and his wife Cisco came up with the idea of a hotel concept that combines art and accommodation, and they did it. I talked with George Gorrow about The Slow.
by Melisa Kaya
Nicolas Gerschel
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Each city has its own mysteries, but even if you have visited many of them once, you don't need to put these cities on your trip plan again. But there are cities like Paris, even if you have visited ten times, you plan your eleventh visit before leaving there. I talked to Nicolas Gerschel about Hôtel La Nouvelle République and Paris.
by Melisa Kaya
Bay Bees Sea View Suites & Homes
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
It is not difficult to understand why tourists who go on holiday in Mykonos continue to come here again and again. A peaceful white island where you can find three treasures together, Sea, Sun, and Sand. Bay Bees Sea View Suites & Homes has been welcoming its guests at since 2015 as part of this island. I talked with George Sotiropoulos about Bay Bees Sea View Suites & Homes.
by Melisa Kaya
Boatel Charlie
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
You have decided to go to Belgrade but you want to experience a different stay. Located on the shore of the Danube River, Boatel Charlie is a different alternative for those who want to collect memories in Belgrade while nestling with nature. I talked to Aleksandar Cvetanovic about Boatel Charlie.
by Melisa Kaya
Ronald Ndoro, Founder of LIBRARY Private Members Club London
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
LIBRARY is created for members to be able to stay the whole day without having to leave for anything.
by Beren Dere
Valérie Janczewski, Owner of RiadAnata
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
In order to get more information about RiadAnata, which is full of differences with its' interior design to service concept, from cooking class to full renting option, I asked Valérie Janczewski, Owner of RiadAnata.
by Melisa Kaya
Magdalena Ponagajbo, Art Director and Owner of Autor Rooms
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Autor Rooms is the first hospitality concept in Poland built entirely from local products in collaboration with local designers and producers. I talked to Magdalena Ponagajbo about this concept and she told me about the concept, history, and features of Autor Rooms.
by Melisa Kaya
Interviews about Guest Houses & Apartments
Akers Have Apartments 1-bedroom Apartment
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
I talked to Shaun Leon-Guerrero to get more detailed information about Akers Have Apartments, which offers different apartment options and services for guests who come to Oslo for business or leisure travel and plan to stay for a long time.
by Melisa Kaya
STAY Copenhagen
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Whether you are visiting Copenhagen for business or leisure, STAY Copenhagen is ready to welcome you with 172 design apartments with 8 different style which offers award-winning comfortable Scandinavian minimalism, designed by Danish HAY-Design.
by Melisa Kaya
Milou Staub, General Manager at The B.I.G Backpackers Cape Town
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
The Backpackers in Green Point offers a completely different alternative accommodation option for its guests with its location, range of rooms and price policy.
by Melisa Kaya
Interviews with Hotel Sales, Marketing and Operation Managers
Robbert van Rijsbergen
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Amsterdam is a city adorned with canals, and one of the most famous is Keizersgracht. The Dylan Amsterdam is located on this prestigious canal and offers both the comfort of a five-star boutique hotel and a Michelin-starred restaurant experience together. I talked with Robbert van Rijsbergen about The Dylan Amsterdam.
by Melisa Kaya
Sara Simovic
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
The historic building, which was built in 1929 and hosted many important meetings behind closed doors, is now home to the SAINT TEN Hotel. It offers a different experience to its guests every time with unique rooms, each of which is designed without distorting the historical structure. I talked to Sara Simovic about SAINT TEN Hotel, Belgrade.
by Melisa Kaya
Don Barnett
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
The historic building, situated in the heart of downtown Chicago for almost 100 years, has been hosting LondonHouse Chicago in all its glory since 2016. I talked with Don Barnett about LondonHouse Chicago.
by Melisa Kaya
Ric Nicholson
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Some cities are special because they have their own silhouettes that let you understand what the city is when you see them. With unique structures in the city, Seattle is one of those special cities that you can easily recognize. I talked to Ric Nicholson about Warwick Seattle, which is part of the skyline of this special city.
by Melisa Kaya
Aria Oh
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Every guest staying at the hotel wants to feel special. One of the most important departments in a hotel that can provide this is Concierge. It is the department that the guest can get support in all kinds of matters from reaching the conference hall in time, to choosing the right restaurant or city tour. I talked with Aria Oh, Concierge Manager, about Amanti Hotel Seoul and their services.
by Melisa Kaya
Marina Tsang
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
TUVE is an Art Boutique Hotel in Hong Kong. Inspired by a hidden lake in Sweden, this hotel is located in the authentic Tin Hau area, home to the Tin Hau Temple, adorned with Hong Kong culture and history. TUVE offers two different experiences to its guests with its contemporary design in the region where Hong Kong culture can be experienced closely. I talked with Marina Tsang about TUVE and Hong Kong.
by Melisa Kaya
Hotel News & Lists
Marriott International Expands Tribute Portfolio with the Opening of Natra Bintan
TRAVEL - EDITORIAL
Tribute Portfolio is the newest collection brand of Marriott International, and this independent hotel family is growing day by day. Natra Bintan, located in Bintan Island, Indonesia, is the latest member of Tribute Portfolio.
by Meryem Aksoy
Hilton Garden Inn Panama City
TRAVEL - EDITORIAL
The Hilton Garden Inn Panama City celebrates the re-opening on June 12th, after nine months of renovation for repairing the damages that Hurricane Michael caused in October 2018.
by Melisa Kaya
Encore Boston Harbor Celebrates the Opening
TRAVEL - EDITORIAL
With $2.6 billion project budget, Encore Boston Harbor became the most expensive resort development of this year in the US and started to welcome its guests.
by Melisa Kaya
The Luxury Collection Announces the Opening of Reges, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Çeşme
TRAVEL - EDITORIAL
The Luxury Collection expands its portfolio in Turkey with Reges, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Çeşme. It became the third property in Anatolia for global travelers after Bodrum and Ankara.
by Caner Ozdemir
The Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia Located at Comcast Technology Center
TRAVEL - EDITORIAL
Located at the highest building in Philadelphia, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia started to accept reservations. Besides 219 rooms, the new hotel hosts signature restaurants led by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Greg Vernick.
by Melisa Kaya
Wyndham Garden Luján is the Brand's First Hotel in Argentina
TRAVEL - EDITORIAL
Wyndham Garden opened its first hotel in Argentina. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts expanded its Wyndham Garden brand to Argentina with its new hotel in Luján.
by Melisa Kaya
Commonwealth Hotels
TRAVEL - EDITORIAL
Courtyard Columbus Worthington became the fourth Courtyard hotel in the Commonwealth Hotels portfolio.
by Meryem Aksoy
Editors' Picks

Boston is a perfect travel destination for both business and leisure travelers due to its historical, cultural, educational, and economic values. I talked with Paul Sauceda about The Godfrey Hotel Boston.
by Melisa Kaya
The Luxury Collection expands its portfolio in Turkey with Reges, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Çeşme. It became the third property in Anatolia for global travelers after Bodrum and Ankara.
by Caner Ozdemir
Kokua Hospitality offers tailored services to hotel owners concerning hotel and resort management, construction and renovation, revenue management, and sales and marketing. I talked with Kirk Pederson about Kokua Hospitality and their services.
by Melisa Kaya
Some travel destinations are known for their natural beauties, and others are known for their nightlife. Mykonos is a magnificent Aegean island offering all kind of features together. I talked with Fanis Poulimas about Mykonos Town Suites.
by Melisa Kaya
The Hilton Garden Inn Panama City celebrates the re-opening on June 12th, after nine months of renovation for repairing the damages that Hurricane Michael caused in October 2018.
by Melisa Kaya
Barcelona is a special place where all the senses must be used to discover and experience the beauties of the city. I talked with Pilar Cantero Fernandez about Hotel Praktik Èssens and Barcelona.
by Beren Dere
Located at the highest building in Philadelphia, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia started to accept reservations. Besides 219 rooms, the new hotel hosts signature restaurants led by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Greg Vernick.
by Melisa Kaya
With the openings of 13 new properties in 2019, Marriott International will expand its portfolio in the Asia Pacific region.
by Melisa Kaya
25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin is waiting for those who want to experience the urban jungle concept in the middle of the city. I talked with Dirk Dreyer about 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin.
by Beren Dere
The renovation of The Whitley began in the Fall 2018 and is planned to be completed very soon. The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, will reopen its doors in June 2019.
by Melisa Kaya
Qufu is the birthplace of the Chinese philosopher Confucius. The new hotel established by JW Marriott in Qufu became the first representative of JW Marriott in Shandong and the 16th in China.
by Melisa Kaya
The Shelbourne has been welcoming its guests at the heart of Dublin since 1824. Since now, The Shelbourne will be one of the exclusive parts of the Marriott International's distinguished portfolio Autograph Collection Hotels.
by Meryem Aksoy
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts expands its Trademark Collection to Latin America with Costa Blu Beach Resort located on Ambergris Caye, Belize.
by Melisa Kaya
The extensive renovation of the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London on its 90th anniversary will ensure the preservation of this historical heritage for many years.
by Melisa Kaya
The Ascend Hotel Collection portfolio consists of boutique, unique, historic hotels and resorts. The Spanish-themed Hacienda de Léal has also become the newest member of this family.
by Beren Dere
W Atlanta - Midtown has been renovated from top to bottom, and one of the largest W Hotels continues to welcome its guests with its new floral concept.
by Beren Dere
About two months ago, I met with Yann Gillet and interviewed about the Grand Hyatt São Paulo, where he has been the general manager since 2016. This time I talked with Yann Gillet about his hotel management style.
by Melisa Kaya
Aloft Hotels, with more than 150 hotels in more than 20 countries, has added a brand new one to its collection. Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike Hotel became the first Aloft hotel in Shanghai.
by Melisa Kaya
The historic building, situated in the heart of downtown Chicago for almost 100 years, has been hosting LondonHouse Chicago in all its glory since 2016. I talked with Don Barnett about LondonHouse Chicago.
by Melisa Kaya
TUVE is an Art Boutique Hotel in Hong Kong. Inspired by a hidden lake in Sweden, this hotel is located in the authentic Tin Hau area, home to the Tin Hau Temple, adorned with Hong Kong culture and history. TUVE offers two different experiences to its guests with its contemporary design in the region where Hong Kong culture can be experienced closely. I talked with Marina Tsang about TUVE and Hong Kong.
by Melisa Kaya
Every guest staying at the hotel wants to feel special. One of the most important departments in a hotel that can provide this is Concierge. It is the department that the guest can get support in all kinds of matters from reaching the conference hall in time, to choosing the right restaurant or city tour. I talked with Aria Oh, Concierge Manager, about Amanti Hotel Seoul and their services.
by Melisa Kaya
São Paulo is the most populous city in South America and it is the industrial and financial center of Brazil. This makes it one of the most important cities for business travellers. Grand Hyatt São Paulo is one of the leading actors of this city, which hosts both leisure and business travellers. I talked with Yann Gillet about Grand Hyatt São Paulo.
by Melisa Kaya
Some cities are special because they have their own silhouettes that let you understand what the city is when you see them. With unique structures in the city, Seattle is one of those special cities that you can easily recognize. I talked to Ric Nicholson about Warwick Seattle, which is part of the skyline of this special city.
by Melisa Kaya
Mykonos is an Aegean island known for its cobblestone roads, white buildings, unique beaches, and vibrant nightlife. We would like to stay at a hotel where we can experience all these features while on holiday on this beautiful island. I spoke with Pavlos Psychogios about Branco Mykonos, located on the beach of Platis Gialos and offering the privileges of Mykonos.
by Melisa Kaya
When we start making holiday plans, we look at cities and hotels from all over the world. But the idea of ​​vacationing in the middle of the Amazon does not even come to our minds. Interesting but this is really possible. Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica is located in the Amazon rainforest of Southern Peru. I talked with Percy Ccopa about Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica.
by Melisa Kaya
You have decided to go to Belgrade but you want to experience a different stay. Located on the shore of the Danube River, Boatel Charlie is a different alternative for those who want to collect memories in Belgrade while nestling with nature. I talked to Aleksandar Cvetanovic about Boatel Charlie.
by Melisa Kaya
It is not difficult to understand why tourists who go on holiday in Mykonos continue to come here again and again. A peaceful white island where you can find three treasures together, Sea, Sun, and Sand. Bay Bees Sea View Suites & Homes has been welcoming its guests at since 2015 as part of this island. I talked with George Sotiropoulos about Bay Bees Sea View Suites & Homes.
by Melisa Kaya
Each city has its own mysteries, but even if you have visited many of them once, you don't need to put these cities on your trip plan again. But there are cities like Paris, even if you have visited ten times, you plan your eleventh visit before leaving there. I talked to Nicolas Gerschel about Hôtel La Nouvelle République and Paris.
by Melisa Kaya
The historic building, which was built in 1929 and hosted many important meetings behind closed doors, is now home to the SAINT TEN Hotel. It offers a different experience to its guests every time with unique rooms, each of which is designed without distorting the historical structure. I talked to Sara Simovic about SAINT TEN Hotel, Belgrade.
by Melisa Kaya
The Slow offers guests the opportunity to make a holiday intertwined with the art even without the need to step out of the hotel. George Gorrow and his wife Cisco came up with the idea of a hotel concept that combines art and accommodation, and they did it. I talked with George Gorrow about The Slow.
by Melisa Kaya
With its beautiful canal houses, Amsterdam always has a different place in the heart of tourists. The combination of canals, bridges, museums, and different cultures makes it different. Sir Albert Hotel is also part of this unique city. I talked with Sophie Huisman about Sir Albert Hotel and Amsterdam.
by Melisa Kaya
Amsterdam is a city adorned with canals, and one of the most famous is Keizersgracht. The Dylan Amsterdam is located on this prestigious canal and offers both the comfort of a five-star boutique hotel and a Michelin-starred restaurant experience together. I talked with Robbert van Rijsbergen about The Dylan Amsterdam.
by Melisa Kaya
Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, you want to feel the historic texture if you go to Florence. Rodo Hotel Fashion Delight offers this privilege to you in the Ancient Tower built in the 11th century. I talked with Beata Korbut about Rodo Hotel Fashion Delight and Florence.
by Melisa Kaya
Tulum is one of the most popular tourist attractions, with its natural beauties, being home to Mayan ruins, and shopping & entertainment experiences that you can live in there. Tata Tulum is located in the middle of all these features. I talked Mario Ochoa about Tata Tulum.
by Melisa Kaya
Carrying a name that has a historical significance and heritage brings responsibility. In this case, Hotel EMC2 and the Albert have accepted responsibility for making what has not been done before and for providing unforeseen experiences. I talked to Mark Shouger about Hotel EMC2 and its concept.
by Melisa Kaya
From the first moment you step into Mykonos, the Aegean Sea, the cobblestone streets and the white painted houses tell you hello. Since 2006, Rocabella Mykonos welcomes its guests as part of this Aegean island. I talked with Vasia Theochari about Rocabella Mykonos Hotel.
by Melisa Kaya
Seeing the design of The Godfrey Hotel Chicago building is enough to understand the different experiences that it offers. Its location, interior design, and I|O Rooftop Lounge​ are also integral parts of this experience. I talked with Sandi Robinson about The Godfrey Hotel Chicago.
by Melisa Kaya
Mykonos, formerly a fishing island, is one of the most famous islands in the Aegean Sea. Now hosts celebrities from all around the world in its sunny summers. I talked to Stella Andronikou about Ostraco Suites and Mykonos.
by Melisa Kaya
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