September 2020

As travel restrictions ease, hoteliers are opening their doors to guests once more, but getting travellers to trust that hotels are pulling out all the stops to prevent further spread of Covid-19 is not an easy task. We round up key technologies helping hoteliers to manage post-coronavirus travel requirements and explore what guests can expect from the hotel experience as the industry establishes a new normal.

Also in this issue, we find out how hotels can tap into the resurging popularity of staycations, take a look at Zaha Hadid’s unique design for the newly opened ME hotel in Dubai, and find out what it takes to create a guest-friendly hotel garden that makes the most of the space available.

Plus, we explore hotels around the world that put animal conservation at the heart of their operation, ponder the future of the hotel breakfast buffet, and take a look at the design of InterContinental Chongqing Raffles City in China.

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Eloise McLennan, editor