Category Archives: May 2020

Inside JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa

Hotel Designs has gained virtual access inside JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa, which is expected to open in May as the brand’s second hotel to arrive in Orlando… 

Ideally situated on the doorstep Walt Disney World Florida, JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa has been appropriately designed with warm interiors that are suitable and accessible to all.

Bill Bensley has designed a ‘human zoo hotel’ concept

Architect Bill Bensley responded to a hotel brief by designing a hotel where guests are caged while wild, exotic animals roam free…

Known for his bohemian and brilliant ideas when it comes to sustainability, architect Bill Bensley has perhaps new creative heights by designing a concept to flip the idea of a zoo on its head, allowing animals to run free while humans in put in cage-like rooms.

Independent Hotel Show 2020 forced to cancel

The organisers of Independent Hotel Show Amsterdam have made the difficult yet responsible decision to cancel this year’s physical show in response the global pandemic of COVID–19…

The Independent Hotel Show Amsterdam 2020, which was originally due to take place in March 17 – 18 but was then postpostend until June 24 – 25, has now been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Government urged to reconsider as HMRC suggests furlough pay will not include tronc

According to a government spokesperson, the 80% of average wages the government will cover for furloughed workers through the coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS) will not include tips, tronc or service charge.

UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls said the decision was “disappointing” and urged the government to reconsider.


Bob Pease, CEO/president of the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers, on America’s Top 50 brewing companies in 2019

Every year the Brewers Association releases its annual list of the top 50 producing craft brewing companies and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume.  Despite the current pandemic, this year is no different.  Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 40 were small and independent craft brewing companies.