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#1 Two hotels, one building 🤯

In the historic heart of Cambridge, UK, the Locke and Hyatt Centric hotels, managed by Edyn Group, have come together under one roof to offer a unique blend of accommodation experiences (so-called dual-branded hotels).

So, how is it possible for two hotels to work in one building?

Well, a lot of it is down to the clientele they attract.

Locke appeals to guests looking for a homier stay over longer periods, with their website emphasizing that a room here is meant for living, not just sleeping.

Hyatt Centric, on the other hand, targets short-term visitors. Its website gallery puts less emphasis on the rooms and more on showcasing the wonders Cambridge has to offer.

It also seems like Locke is more focused on families while Hyatt on individual travellers.

Observation from my friend Sergey:

Stayed with my family last year in the Locke hotel. Although we only stayed 2 nights, we preferred its homey vibe and kitchen (necessity for travel with kids) vs Hyat's corporate identity. So it's almost like theres' family section vs a solo traveller section, in one building.

At first, the idea of fitting two hotel brands under one roof might make you do a double-take.

But when you dive deeper, you see the brilliance in it.

When the brands mesh well, they’re able to share things like parking and dining smoothly, all while catering perfectly to their own guests.

#2 A custom GPT to streamline hotel annual reports 🤖

Exploring the annual reports of hospitality heavyweights like Marriott, Hilton Worldwide, IHG, and the crew is our kind of treasure hunt.But let's be honest, navigating through hundreds of pages turns it from a fun deep-dive into a tedious, time-consuming event.

So, this led us to a bit of a lightbulb moment; "We wonder if we can find a way to streamline this process?"After some tinkering, we uploaded the annual reports of these companies and developed a custom GPT model to dissect them more efficiently!

The best part is that it's publicly available for anyone to use.

This feature is a boon for ChatGPT Plus subscribers, allowing you to dig into these reports with ease.

Feel free to give it a whirl!

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#4 Goooood morning, Old Trafford! ⚽

So, you've had a great night's sleep in your hotel. You open the curtains and what do you see?

Perhaps views of the beach or bustling city?

Well, Marriot Hotels have gone one further this time: An iconic football stadium!

They've teamed up with Manchester United offering a freshly designed “Suite of Dreams” at Old Trafford.

This unique suite is a homage to the triumphs, culture, and style of the 1998/1999 season, offering fans an immersive experience complete with pitch views and exclusive perks, such as:

  • 💿 An entertainment spot with CDs, video games, and classic sports videos
  • A display of famous '90s soccer boots and their history
  • 👕 An exhibit of the club's memorable jerseys and other memorabilia
  • 🍿 A snack bar with popular '90s game snacks

This collab is a brilliant mix of football passion and hospitality luxury, creating unforgettable experiences for fans.

It not only strengthens loyalty and raises the profile of both brands but also paves the way for future creative collaborations in both the hotel and football worlds.

Would you be a fan of this idea at your favorite sports team?

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