Do Not Disturb for 2015
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MICHAEL MATTHEWS
Michael Matthews has managed and marketed fine hotels around the world for more than 50 years. He spent 14 years based in Hong Kong building the Regent International group and has also worked with St. Regis, Ritz-Carlton and Rosewood hotels. He began his career in 1959 at the then newly opened Carlton Tower Hotel in London, the first five-star hotel in more than 50 years to be built in the city. He was most recently the general manager of the Ventana Inn in Big Sur, California. Matthews is based in Arizona and began writing Do Not Disturb in early 2004.


June 25: AN AMAZING HOTEL EXPERIENCE IN BARCELONA
When was the last time you had an amazing experience at any hotel? I've stayed at the full gamut of hotels, from super-deluxe to side-of-the-road Motel 6, but not one stay sticks out in my mind as being "amazing." Which leads me to a recent visit to Barcelona that may actually fit into the category of "amazing" hotel stay.

February 5: IT TAKES MOXY TO NAME A HOTEL CHAIN THESE DAYS
Marriott has a new chain called Moxy. Hyatt has a new chain called Centric. Do these companies need still another hotel brand? What's with the names? Why will there be new chains called Unscripted and Night? And does any of this stuff make any business sense?

These columns originally appeared at JoeSentMe.com.

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