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Building identity in hospitality

Corporate hospitality is a phrase not often associated with a distinct and local identity. However, one of the key ways firms like Arjeplog Hotel Silverhatten have been drawing customers to their sites has been to offer just that. Looking to use the decades long association with road testing for some of the biggest names in automation, developing effective nature experiences, and providing world-class staff and services to its clients, CEO Stefano Vigolo and his team have developed an effective plan to draw greater business to their expanding number of hospitality sites in the remote climbes of Arjeplog, Sweden.

Interview with Wendy van Leeuwen, Co-founder of Secret City Trails

Get in the game: How to playfully discover new cities

Being on holiday is a great way of discovering new cities as well as places you have been to before. The days of carrying a guidebook are over, thanks to the many alternative offers available, like guided walking tours or apps. Secret City Trails is a curated marketplace for city discovery games created by locals. During a game, players solve a trail of riddles via an online web app and explore a new city in a completely different way. You can use the web app in 40 European cities and learn a lot about their culture, history and art. We talked to Co-founder Wendy van Leeuwen about the web app and its benefits, the development of a city game and how to become a developer.

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High rise investment in the Polish capital

Property has shown itself to be a solid investment over the last ten years. However, if the trick to maximizing returns is buying at a low point in a rising market, then the options in Europe are already petering out. The overheated London property market appears to have peaked while competition for up-and-coming Berlin is already intense. Into the mix comes Warsaw, which many experts believe has higher prospects for growth than more developed cities in Western Europe. The gem in its crown is Złota 44.

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Up to unforgettable moments

Skiing takes you to new heights – physically and mentally. Skiing means being physically active in stunning surroundings, enjoying breathtaking views, and creating unforgettable experiences and moments. When planning your next skiing trip, do not forget the Austrian alpine resort Zell am See and its cable car company Schmittenhöhebahn AG. The resort offers uncountable possibilities to make the most of the mountains – all year round.

Interview with Philip L. Truelove, General Manager of Robert De Niros´ “The Greenwich Hotel“

Seeing the Statue of Liberty up close is magical

New York is one of the most popular destinations in the world. If you want to give your stay a very special flair, The Greenwich Hotel, whose owners include Robert De Niro, is just right. European Business spoke to managing director Philip L. Truelove about the hotel´s very special style, forms of hospitality and his personal favorite places.

Interview with Clyde Drexler, Basketball legend, NBA-Champion, Entrepreneur and Commissioner of the BIG3

Transferring a concept from the street on indoor floors – fascinating for fans and players

Only six players in the team, one coach and no need to beat the time but scoring 50 points first – that is what 3-on-3 basketball is about. Founded in 2017 by hip hop musician Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz, the BIG3 basketball league attracts millions of basketball fans in the USA and beyond. We talked to former basketballer Clyde Drexler and now BIG3 Commissioner about what makes 3-on-3 basketball so special, why fans are fascinated and how it is to work with founder Ice Cube.

Interview with Clyde Drexler, Basketball legend, NBA-Champion, Entrepreneur and Commissioner of the BIG3

Future of BIG3 basketball: The sky is the limit

Interview with Clyde Drexler, Basketball legend, NBA-Champion, Entrepreneur and Commissioner of the BIG3

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The most beautiful resort in Carlsbad

Karlovy Vary or Carlsbad in the Czech Republic is a spa town in Western Bohemia which people have visited to benefit from the curative effects of its 13 thermal springs since the 13th century. The town was named after Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, who established the first spa in the forests surrounding present-day Karlovy Vary around 1350. It was not until the 19th century, however, that the town gained a reputation as a famous spa resort and visitor numbers exploded. Today, one of the best places to base a stay in Karlovy Vary is the Savoy Westend Hotel.

Interview with Edward Kuchta, CEO of BTG Sp. z o. o., owner of BUKOVINA Resort Brand

Find balance and harmony at a premier Polish spa

BUKOVINA Resort is a complex of many attractions and facilities in Bukowina Tatrzańska. Each guest of the resort can use all the available services: the BUKOVINA geothermal pools, which are the largest in Poland, the child-friendly BUKOVINA Hotel, the adult-focused Hotel HARNAŚ, and Wellness BUKOVINA, – a places of relaxation, tranquility and renewal. The unique complex for year-round relaxation for the whole family is a luxurious place to reclaim your inner balance, find peace, take care of your health and fitness, and restore your mood. European Business spoke with Edward Kuchta, CEO of Bukowianskie Towarzystwo Geotermalne Sp z o o, the resort’s holding group, about the spa’s beginnings and how it plans to draw in guests from Poland and beyond.

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