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Carolyn Polinsky

Summer Vacation with the Relatives

Sometimes at CDG, we refer to our group of hotel clients as “the hotel family,” as in “Let’s welcome the Churchill Hotel as the newest member of our hotel family.” At first, I thought this term was a little silly (we can’t banish members of the hotel family to their rooms if they’re behaving badly) but it actually makes sense because we’re always thinking of our hotels, we try to help them be successful and we know them well enough…

Quiz: What’s Your Travel Personality?

The thought of lying on a beach in Maui over vacation may make your skin crawl (scratchy sand!) and skin boil (stifling sun rays!) but it might be your best friend’s favorite vacation activity. Your dream anniversary trip could be a romantic trip to Italy to look at art and dine on local pasta, while your spouse envisions the two of you in an isolated cabin in Oregon splitting a can of Chef-Boyardee for dinner if fresh fish isn’t available.…

Social and Anti-Social Media Tips for Hotels

Today I had an article published in Hospitality Net called “Five Ways Hotel Staff Members Can Improve Their Hotel’s Online Presence,” which lists easy, low-cost ways that those in the hospitality industry can use the Internet to gain publicity and business.  (If you’re in D.C. attend Lisa and Carly’s HSMAI DC Travel 2.0 presentation tonight for even more insight.) Even if you’re not in that industry, read the article for inspiration on how to use blogs and photo-sharing sites to…

Our Hotels Show Their Colors

Spring is here and that means that all of our hotel clients are showing their colors. When you visit the Radisson Chicago Hotel and Suites, you’ll be in an area awash with bright pink, yellow and purple flowers as April 16 marks Tulip Days on Magnificent Mile. The hotel is celebrating with a special package that includes a live tulip plant and free parking. In addition, the surrounding stores and restaurants are offering special sales and menus. If you’re thinking…

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