Global Hospitality Report (April 30, 2018)

South Korea Overview Opportunity: High-Speed Rail and Winter Olympics 
By Jae Hyun YOO and Daniel Voellm

This article analyses the overall South Korean tourism market - its current status, outlook, and opportunities, featuring a focused hotel performance analysis in Gangneung where Winter Olympics was held in 2018.

HVS Market Pulse: Lake Charles Metro Area 
By Bunmi Oyinloye

Other Louisiana hotel markets have been affected by the downturn in crude oil prices that began mid-year 2014; however, recent expansions in the petrochemical and liquified natural gas industries have mitigated the impact of a significant downturn.

How to Minimize the Cost of Emotional Labor 
By Sheetal Singh and Court Williams

This article highlights the challenges and costs of hotel employees managing their emotions for work or emotional labor.

AccorHotels Debuts Fairmont Brand in the Maldives 

France-based Accor S.A. (“AccorHotels”) has debuted its Fairmont brand in the Maldives with the opening of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi. Located on Gaakoshibee island, Shaviyani Atoll, which boasts one of the country’s largest resort lagoons, the property marks Fairmont’s entry to the Maldives and AccorHotels’ third development in the Maldives since its entry to the country in 2017. Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi is an all-villa resort that offers 112 villas, ranging from one-bedroom villas to three-bedrooms villas as well as tented jungle villas, each with a private pool. Its four food and beverage (F&B) outlets range from all-day dining, fine-dining, Japanese restaurant & bar, as well as an all-bamboo bar called Onu Onu. The resort also features a spa with a 2,000-square-metre wellness area, a kids’ club, and teen town for young adult guests.


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