The Boutique Search Firm Blog

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly those of the author.

By Benoit Gateau-Cumin

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly those of the author.

WALK, DO NOT DRAG!

April 20, 2017

“Ladies and Gentlemen, our flight is overbooked today and we’d like to ask if there are any volunteers to take a later departure…”. The recent incident in which a bona fide paying seated customer of United Airlines was forcibly removed from the plane in order to accommodate a flight crew, has been drawing universal attention. […]

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HOW TO BLOW A SOFT BUBBLE WITHOUT EVEN TRYING

February 22, 2017

From a deep, long lasting recession, the hospitality industry jumped overnight, (about three years ago) into a period of enthusiastic and unbridled growth. Airports and industrial suburbs, where most of the “traveling salesman” types continue to stay, no longer appeal to the “hip” developer. Downtown and urban areas is where hotel development has been taking […]

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

December 20, 2016

Nothing has changed more over the past 25 years or so than the once indestructible custom of Holiday Wishes. I remember the days when advertising agencies would go all out to prepare spectacular, multi-page cards for luxury and not-so-luxury hotels. They were often a collaborative effort between the agency and the management team at the […]

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STAYCATION? FOR SURE

May 19, 2016

OK, as a well heeled, experienced traveler, your latest escapade was a three-day weekend at an ultra-luxury ranch in Montana. First you had to fly from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City, dealing with the security check for 90 minutes or more. In Salt Lake City you quizzically wondered why the airport restaurant had only […]

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