VOL. MMXIII..No. 208

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Children At Play: Why Millennial Consumers Crave Experiences Over Commodities

      Never before have we seen a generation so intensely focused on showcasing a kind of perfected lifestyle, whether it be in a coffee shop, where they earnestly watch their coffee being brewed, or a days-long excursion to Burning Man.   Millennials are on a constant quest to do something worth talking about or posting on social media.   While the narcissism of Millennials is well-documented, it’s safe to say that this behavior of...

B. on Brand Develops New Hospitality Concept for Lotte Resorts and Hotels

        In Seoul, South Korea, the hospitality market is booming.   The fact is, globally, the entire industry has gone through a seismic shift where the "design experience" is an increasingly integral part of every hospitality brand, but Korea is only just now catching the wave.   Say hello to L7 Hotels.   Lotte Hotels and Resorts is one of South Korea’s premier hospitality and real estate developers with 40 hotel...

The St. Moritz: The Life and Death of a Legendary Hotel

      Long before the now ubiquitous boutique hotels with their nightclub lighting and Pee Wee's Playhouse decor, there existed perhaps one of the most storied and iconic of New York hotels, the St. Moritz, located at 50 Central Park South in New York City.   Designed in 1930 by architect Emery Roth, the St. Moritz Hotel quickly became the crossroads for the political, intellectual, and cultural elite.   They dined at the Hotel's famed Café de la Paix, New...

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