Lifestyle hotels: The elusive bigfoot of hospitality | Bangkok Post: business

Business > News

Lifestyle hotels: The elusive bigfoot of hospitality

  • Published: | Viewed: 885 | Comments: 0
  • Newspaper section: Business
  • Writer: James Stuart
- +

I need some help here. Have you seen a lifestyle hotel lurking about in your neck of the woods? Maybe taking the bus to work? Down at the library? Or out for dinner with his wife … or maybe her husband, as I’ve yet to determine whether a lifestyle hotel is male or female. Or maybe it’s an animal of some kind? 

I was once involved in a panel discussion at a regional hotel conference about lifestyle hotels. The nice Wu Hai from Orange Hotels in China was also on the panel, and he, like me, was perplexed as to what to talk about, having never come across this lesser-spotted lifestyle beast.

So we talked about some other stuff that seemed a bit more relevant and interesting, such as our favourite restaurant on the West Lake in Hangzhou and the best places to go diving in Papua New Guinea. The audience seemed to find this a pleasing alternative to the given topic.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

0 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments