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.
Tourism & Leisure
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the trend for more work and fewer and shorter holidays, every second of our precious vacation counts. Discerning individuals choose to spend their time at hotels in beautiful locations, with discrete yet luxurious service. Guests of the Hotel Paradies in the stunning Swiss Alps are members of an exclusive holiday club, and experience all this surrounded by like-minded people with whom they can share common interests and engaging conversation – a true ‘home from home’ environment. Director Meike Bambach explains her unique concept to European Business.