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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.

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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THE TIPPING POINT

October 19, 2015

Danny Meyer has made a resounding announcement that only a restaurateur of his level of credibility could get away with and be taken seriously for: gradually, and starting at the Michelin-starred Modern next month, all restaurants within the Union Square Hospitality Group will shun tipping. SHUN, ELIMINATE, NO MAS. Not hide it, not disguise it, […]

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IT’S NOT THE FINE PRINT, BUT WHO SIGNED IT

June 23, 2015

Three times in the past two months, I received calls from hotel executives relating the most most damning experience: in one case, a position of General Manager for a major luxury hotel was very “sloppily” extended to two different candidates. Due to an embarrassing misunderstanding and communications breakdown between the property and the corporate office, […]

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