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Hotel World

Hotel World

Hotel World

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Publisher: Penguin UK

Isbn 10: 0141925264

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 1889

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE and the ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION A masterful, exuberant novel from the acclaimed author of How to be both and the ongoing Seasonal quartet 'Ali Smith has got style, ideas and punch. Read her' Jeanette Winterson 'As infectious as a pop song, the story bursts open from the very first page and demands to be read in one sitting' The Times 'Hotel World is essential reading from a major talent' Independent Five people: four are living, three are strangers, two are sisters, one is dead. In her highly acclaimed and most ambitious book to date, the brilliant young Scottish writer Ali Smith brings alive five unforgettable characters and traces their intersecting lives. This is a short novel with big themes (time, chance, money, death) but an eye for tiny detail: the taste of dust, the weight of a few coins in the hand, the pleasurable pain of a stone in one's shoe . . .


Hotel Pricing in a Social World

Hotel Pricing in a Social World

Hotel Pricing in a Social World

Author: Kelly A. McGuire

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Isbn 10: 1119192404

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 844

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Take control of revenue management in the new hotel economy Hotel Pricing in a Social World: How to Drive Value in the New Hotel Economy is an insightful resource that provides guidance on improving organizational decision making to keep your hotel relevant, from a pricing standpoint, in the often chaotic hotel landscape. This groundbreaking book clearly showcases the current environment of the hotel industry, and describes new and emerging trends that can impact your revenue management tactics. This essential text prepares you to survive and thrive in today's highly competitive market, and outlines the best approach to building profitable pricing strategies that follow both tactical and strategic best practices. Revenue management has become a key activity in the highly social environment of today's hotel industry, thanks to mobile technology and social media. Though relatively new, revenue management is a quickly-evolving discipline that requires precision if you want to maintain your hotel's relevance in the market. Leverage original research, case studies, and industry examples to understand the practical application of key concepts Explore current market conditions that have an impact on revenue management Consider how advances in data management, analytics, and data visualization can impact revenue management practices Identify how revenue management can help you take advantage of market opportunities and overcome challenges Hotel Pricing in a Social World: How to Drive Value in the New Hotel Economy is an essential text for hotel CFOs, CMOs, revenue managers, and operations managers who want to leverage revenue management techniques to keep their hotel competitive.


The Last

The Last

The Last

Author: Hanna Jameson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 150119884X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 1176

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This propulsive post-apocalyptic thriller “in which Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None collides with Stephen King’s The Shining” (NPR) follows a group of survivors stranded at a hotel as the world descends into nuclear war and the body of a young girl is discovered in one of the hotel’s water tanks. Jon thought he had all the time in the world to respond to his wife’s text message: I miss you so much. I feel bad about how we left it. Love you. But as he’s waiting in the lobby of the L’Hotel Sixieme in Switzerland after an academic conference, still mulling over how to respond to his wife, he receives a string of horrifying push notifications. Washington, DC, has been hit with a nuclear bomb, then New York, then London, and finally Berlin. That’s all he knows before news outlets and social media goes black—and before the clouds on the horizon turn orange. Two months later, there are twenty survivors holed up at the hotel, a place already tainted by its strange history of suicides and murders. Jon and the rest try to maintain some semblance of civilization. But when he goes up to the roof to investigate the hotel’s worsening water quality, he is shocked to discover the body of a young girl floating in one of the tanks, and is faced with the terrifying possibility that there might be a killer among the group. As supplies dwindle and tensions rise, Jon becomes obsessed with discovering the truth behind the girl’s death. In this “brilliantly executed...chilling and extraordinary” post-apocalyptic mystery, “the questions Jameson poses—who will be with you at the end of the world, and what kind of person will you be?—are as haunting as the plot itself.” (Emily St. John Mandel, nationally bestselling author of Station Eleven).


At the Plaza

At the Plaza

At the Plaza

Author: Curtis Gathje

Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press

Isbn 10: 1466867000

Category: History

Number of Pages: 192

Number of Views: 609

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At The Plaza is a pictorial record and an anecdotal history of the world's most famous hotel: New York's Plaza. As a story, it traverses the breadth and scope of Gotham's high society during the American Century. As a photo collection, it's like no other, capturing the hotel's remarkable presence on the ever-changing New York scene. For almost one hundred years, The Plaza has mirrored the social history of Manhattan: its tastes in design, entertainment, restaurants and accommodations, as well as its adjustment to Prohibition, the Great Depression, two World Wars, the Cold War, women's rights, smokers' rights, animals' rights and British rock-and-roll. The first guests to sign the register-Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt-set the standard for the long procession of luminaries that followed: Mark Twain, Diamond Jim Brady, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Marlene Dietrich, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Beatles, among many others. In At The Plaza, the hotel's official historian, Curtis Gathje, has compiled a tremendous collection of photographs and vignettes chronicling the colorful history of a building, an institution, and a city.


Historical sketch of Las Vegas, New Mexico

Historical sketch of Las Vegas, New Mexico

Historical sketch of Las Vegas, New Mexico

Author: H. T. Wilson

Publisher: Рипол Классик

Isbn 10: 5878836106

Category: History

Number of Pages: 38

Number of Views: 1629


Hotel Fantastic

Hotel Fantastic

Hotel Fantastic

Author: Thomas Gibault

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

Isbn 10: 1525301829

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 32

Number of Views: 1732

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A hotel like no other, filled with fantastic creatures. From superheroes and mermaids to dragons and aliens — everyone is welcome at Hotel Fantastic. Whether you’re a robot needing to recharge or a giant looking for extra legroom, there’s something here for every guest. And rest assured that your safety and security are a top priority — an elite strike team is always at the ready. Pay no attention to the rumors you may have heard — there’s certainly no horrible creature threatening to attack the hotel at any moment … Kids will be packing their bags to visit this wild hotel! If they can get there in time …


A Poetics of Postmodernism and Neomodernism

A Poetics of Postmodernism and Neomodernism

A Poetics of Postmodernism and Neomodernism

Author: M. Latham

Publisher: Springer

Isbn 10: 1137490802

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 272

Number of Views: 476

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This new book examines how a range of authors today perpetuate Virginia Woolf's literary legacy, by creating new forms adapted to their new ages and audiences. Addressing questions about the current penchant for refashioning our canon in order to update, this book will be valuable reading for both students and scholars of Woolf.


Hand Me Down World

Hand Me Down World

Hand Me Down World

Author: Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Isbn 10: 0307400328

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 798

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From the author of the beloved, bestselling Mister Pip: a novel about a mother's search for her stolen child. A novel you can't stop thinking about. A woman washes up on a beach in Sicily. She has come from Tunisia to find her son, taken from her when he was just days old and stolen away to Berlin. With nothing but her maid's uniform and a homemade knife stashed in a plastic bag, she relies on strangers — some generous, some malevolent — to guide her passage north. These strangers tell of their encounters with her, building her story in fragments of memory, prejudice and sentiment into a moving work of sacrifice and love. Hand Me Down World tells an epic story about the courage of a mother, the versions of truth to which we accommodate our lives, and love's ultimate power to redeem us.


Shapes of Tourism Employment

Shapes of Tourism Employment

Shapes of Tourism Employment

Author: Gwenaelle Grefe,Dominique Peyrat-Guillard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Isbn 10: 1119751330

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 270

Number of Views: 1216


The Glass Hotel

The Glass Hotel

The Glass Hotel

Author: Emily St. John Mandel

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 1443455741

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 486

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LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE #1 national bestseller New York Times bestseller From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it. Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it’s the beginning of their life together. That same day, a hooded figure scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: “Why don’t you swallow broken glass.” Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later, Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship. Weaving together the lives of these characters, The Glass Hotel moves between the ship, the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the wilderness of remote British Columbia, painting a breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts.


The Midwife's Daughter

The Midwife's Daughter

The Midwife's Daughter

Author: Patricia Ferguson

Publisher: Penguin UK

Isbn 10: 0241962765

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 342

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A BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime. The new novel from Orange Prize listed author Patricia Ferguson is a deeply moving tale about two sisters and the young black orphan who changes their lives - for anyone who loves Call the Midwife or Andrea Levy. Violet Dimond, the Holy Terror, has delivered many of the town children - and often their children - in her capacity as handywoman. But Violet's calling is dying out as, with medicine's advances, the good old ways are no longer good enough. Grace, Violet's adopted daughter, is a symbol of change herself. In the place where she has grown up and everyone knows her, she is accepted, though most of the locals never before saw a girl with skin that colour. For Violet and Grace the coming war will bring more upheaval into their lives: can they endure it, or will they, like so many, be swept aside by history's tide? A moving tale of prejudice, struggle, love, tragedy, bravery and the changing lives of women in the twentieth century, The Midwife's Daughter grips the reader all the way to its heartstopping conclusion. Praise for Patricia Ferguson: 'Strong, affecting, vividly depicted . . . It is a pure pleasure to read' Lionel Shriver, Telegraph (on Peripheral Vision by Patricia Ferguson) 'One of the most brilliant novelists around . . . funny, gripping, wonderfully shrewd' Independent Patricia Ferguson trained in nursing and midwifery, and her first book, Family Myths and Legends, won the Betty Trask, David Higham and Somerset Maugham awards. Her most recent books, It So Happens and Peripheral Vision were both longlisted for the Orange Prize. She lives in Bristol.


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Author: Ali Smith

Publisher: Virago

Isbn 10: 0349007977

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 1840

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There's Amy and there's Ash. There's ice and there's fire. There's England and there's Scotland. Ali Smith evokes the twin spirits of time and place in an extraordinarily powerful first novel, which teases out the connections between people, the attractions, the ghostly repercussions. By turns funny, haunting and disconcertingly moving, LIKE soars across hidden borders between cultures, countries, families, friends and lovers. Subtle and complex, it confounds expectations about fiction and truths. 'Ingenious, shimmering fiction, written with a poetic grace that subtly illuminates the tensions between hope and desire, between past and present' Scotland on Sunday


Hotel Front Office Management, 5th Edition

Hotel Front Office Management, 5th Edition

Hotel Front Office Management, 5th Edition

Author: James A. Bardi

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

Isbn 10: 1118135792

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 512

Number of Views: 399

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Hotel Front Office Management uses a human resources approach to cover the unique management and operational challenges in the front offices of today's hotels and lodging facilities. This Fifth Edition continues its emphasis on applying theory and management strategies, as well as providing updated material on select-service hotel front office operation. It addresses the impact of the recession on the hotel business and discusses the impact of social media and guestroom technology on the hotel business and how the Internet is the single most important travel planning and distribution channel in hospitality. There is also new and updated information on environmental and sustainability issues, particularly as it relates to housekeeping topics.


Twenty-First Century Fiction

Twenty-First Century Fiction

Twenty-First Century Fiction

Author: S. Adiseshiah,R. Hildyard

Publisher: Springer

Isbn 10: 1137035188

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 239

Number of Views: 640

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This lively new volume of essays examines what happens now in 21st century fiction. Fresh theoretical approaches to writers such as Salman Rushdie, David Peace, Margaret Atwood, and Hilary Mantel, and identifications of 21st-century themes, tropes and styles combine to produce a timely critical intervention into genuinely contemporary fiction.


Business of Hotels

Business of Hotels

Business of Hotels

Author: Hadyn Ingram

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1136359435

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 993

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The fully revised edition of this well-known text by an experienced author, consultant and educator follows the structure and approach which has proved so successful since its first publication in 1980. The book examines the hotel as a business providing commercial hospitality. It focuses on markets, money and people, and uses examples from hotel operations throughout the world. This new edition is the outcome of a thorough revision of an established text. The new material includes a comprehensive profile of the hotel business in the 1990's and includes data, quotes and extracts from a wide range of authoritative industry sources.


My Hotel in Nether World

My Hotel in Nether World

My Hotel in Nether World

Author: Hong ChenQiuDu

Publisher: Funstory

Isbn 10: 163645660X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 523

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Because Wang Siyao had been born with the Ghost Eye, she had received a black stone token from her ancestors when she was eighteen. From there, she had opened the door of the inn.


Moving Pictures/Stopping Places

Moving Pictures/Stopping Places

Moving Pictures/Stopping Places

Author: David B. Clarke,Valerie Crawford Pfannhauser,Marcus A. Doel

Publisher: Lexington Books

Isbn 10: 073913227X

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 416

Number of Views: 1952

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Mobility has long been a defining feature of modern societies, yet remarkably little attention has been paid to the various 'stopping places'_hotels, motels, and the like_that this mobility presupposes. If the paradoxical qualities of fixed places dedicated to facilitating movement have been overlooked by a variety of commentators, film-makers have shown remarkable prescience and consistency in engaging with these 'still points' around which the world is made to turn. Hotels and motels play a central role in a multitude of films, ranging across an immensely wide variety of genres, eras, and national cinemas. Whereas previous film theorists have focused on the movement implied by road movies and similar genres, the outstanding contributions to this volume extend the recent engagement with space and place in film studies, providing a series of fascinating explorations of the cultural significance of stopping places, both on screen and off. Ranging from the mythical elegance of the Grand Hotel, through the uncanny spaces of the Bates motel, to Korean 'love motels,' the wealth of insights, from a variety of theoretical perspectives, that this volume delivers is set to change our understanding of the role played by stopping places in an increasingly fluid world.


Such is the world

Such is the world

Such is the world

Author: Surendranath Lahari

Publisher: BecomeShakespeare.com

Isbn 10: 9383952210

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 162

Number of Views: 852

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Paapu, a mischievous boy studying in the seventh standard is having a hard time trying to be a good student at school. He finds it equally hard to be a good little boy at home. The result is a riot of fun and laughter as Paapu and his friends cope with the demands of being well-mannered and well-behaved, when all they want to do is let loose their natural exuberance and curiosity. Together, the friends explore avenues for amusement and mischief in their school and neighbourhood, while their parents and teachers try hard to quiet them down. Paapu has questions in school that are not satisfactorily answered by his teachers. He tries to question his mother’s beliefs only to receive a beating for his troubles. He visits his grandfather’s house and while there, learns that the world is not as simple as he thought it was. Towards the end, as an adult, he comes face to face with the realization that he too is one among the many people in this world, struggling to make sense of life. His illusion that he is different and better compared to other people is shattered when he realizes how he has failed his mother, who had given him everything he had in life. The story ends on a sober note, with Paapu and the narrator reminiscing and commiserating with each other over the misfortunes they have had to face in their lives.


Around My World

Around My World

Around My World

Author: Jason Thiessen

Publisher: iUniverse

Isbn 10: 9781475933161

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 248

Number of Views: 990

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In life we are occasionally faced with detours. Some of them are thrust upon us just when we think we have life all figured out. Sometimes, however, they are self-created. We choose to take them, driven by some inner desire or passion. Author Jason Thiessens extraordinary adventure was just such a detourborne of the dreams of a young boy with only an atlas as his guide to an unseen world. Nearly thirty years after those dreams began, they became a reality. Thiessen, a man with a wife, a career, and a mortgage, set out on a journey of discovery to find purpose and meaning while attempting to answer lifelong questions. His detour from an otherwise traditional life path took him to South America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, India, Southeast Asia, and Australia, ultimately traveling twice the distance of the circumference of the earth. Just as his adventure brought him from the heights of the Andes to the depths of the Dead Sea, so too did Thiessen take an emotional journey from feelings of excitement, fulfillment, and joy to those of anger, frustration, and despair. Around My World: A Detour on Lifes Journey tells a story for anyone who is on their own journey to reconcile modern-day pressures and realities with the insights that world travel can bring to ones life.


Storming the World Stage

Storming the World Stage

Storming the World Stage

Author: Stephen Tankel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Isbn 10: 0190237929

Category: Political Science

Number of Pages: 364

Number of Views: 1426

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Lashkar-e-Taiba is among the most powerful militants groups in South Asia and increasingly viewed as a global terrorist threat on par with al-Qaeda. Considered Pakistan's most powerful proxy against India, the group gained public prominence after its deadly ten-person suicide assault on Mumbai in November 2008. By the time the last Lashkar terrorist was dead after nearly 60 hours, it appeared the world was facing a new menace. Boasting transnational networks stretching across several continents, there has been serious debate since 9/11 of whether Lashkar is an al-Qaeda affiliate. The deliberate targeting of Westerners and Jews during the Mumbai attacks raised questions about whether Lashkar was moving deeper into al-Qaeda's orbit and perhaps on a trajectory to displace Osama bin Laden's network as the next major global jihadi threat. Lashkar's expansion has serious security implications for India, Pakistan, Europe and the United States and its activities threaten to damage US-Pakistan relations. Despite growing calls for action, Pakistan is yet to take any serious steps toward dismantling Lashkar for fear of drawing it further into the insurgency raging there and because of its continued utility against India. More than a militant outfit, Lashkar also controls a vast infrastructure that delivers necessary social services to the Pakistani populace, making it all the more difficult to dismantle. Storming the World Stage traces the evolution of Lashkar-e-Taiba over more than two decades to illustrate how the group grew so powerful and to assess the threat it poses to India, the West and to Pakistan itself. The first English-language book ever written about Lashkar, it draws on in-depth field research, including interviews with senior Lashkar leaders, rank-and-file members, and officials of the Pakistani security services--some of who have helped nurture the group over the years.