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Phil Butler
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The new +Zoku Amsterdam just opened to some rave reviews
This week a new kind of hotel experience debuted in Amsterdam. The opening of the very first Zoku concept represents a real turning point, one where trend becomes design, and design becomes the hype. For years hotel strategies have skirted the evolution mobile, tech, and a stoked Millennial Generation. Now Zoku makes a first-of-a-kind concept hotel, one where business dissolves into pleasure. We talk a lot about the space where high tech tren...
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The most important distribution channels you have are walk-up, direct, and drive-by business from your local market. The strongest performing hotels shoot for at least 50 percent via direct local. Here’s how to do it. There’s an old rule called the Pareto principle (also known as the 80–20 rule), which means that roughly 80 percent of the effects come from 20 percent of the causes. For example, you may have heard that 80 percent of ...
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An author and consultant, I began exploring the web about the time Caesar commissioned it to be made. No seriously. I author several news columns, advise Internet companies, and analyze just about everything. 

Check out Everything PR News, Argophilia Travel News, or the archives of some famous tech blogs - I've been around some. As you may be able to tell, I am not always comfortable talking about me. I am however, one of the world's great husbands and dads. 
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Having only had Hungarian cuisine at a few restaurants in the United States, and at a Hungarian friend's house here in Germany, this Schweich restaurant is now one of my favorites. One might think something like Goulash is easy to make, but I can tell you, the difference in between genuine and "thrown together" soups is vast. Super hospitable, and casual as can be, this local restaurant is a welcome addition to the normal Germany and Italian gastronomy we've grown used to. Try the Palinka here, if you are brave enough for the burn. Expect decent prices on a par with other local eateries. You won't go away hungry, the portions are massive here too.
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My family and I arrived in Heraklion on a blustery day in March, 2014. A bit of a storm was blowing in from the sea, the airport was cool and windswept as you'd expect. On arriving at the Lato one of the first things that impressed us was how "apologetic" everyone was over the weather. Having arrived from Germany, the obvious warm for us, and the refreshing atmosphere, made us smile at what we later knew as "Filoxenia" - the Cretan love of travelers. The most spectacular view in the city, perfectly attentive staff, and especially the cuisine here, these and more aspects of the hotel impressed us all mightily. Guests we took to dinner were as impressed by the new chef and the wine selection. Finally, the best thing I took with me home was the memory of waking up, head on a crispy white pillow, staring out at the azure Cretan Sea and the Venetian Fortress. Life should always be like room service at Lato. And I've stayed at 1000 hotels.
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Brillant chef Zinonas Christofidis is a genius of creativity and presentation. Guests here can expect the full gourmet treatment, leaving off the pretension and price usually associated with the best gastronomy. This is a classy establishment that offers creative traditional Cretan cuisine. Ask for the hotel director's favorite wine suggestions, this alone will exceed your expectations for the place. I had the Lamb “soutzoukakia”, which is a kind of Greek meatball made with lamb, wheat, and fresh mint for a main - magnificent!
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Whatever else these nice folks do, they sure created a nice real estate search mechanism. :)
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