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The luxury hotel Lutecia Palace in Paris launched a blog recently which bears the same name as the author: The Discreet. He is an imaginary character who shares the best secret spots on the left bank of the Seine for hotel guests to discover.
Why it matters
This is a good way to discover the real Paris, far from the main tourist attractions. The type of suggestions are catered to the tastes of the customer base that stays at the hotel.
Could you make more use of social media platforms to propose new ways to discover a city?
A London hotel has become the latest to roll out a suite of amenities for women, despite a ruling that declared a similar scheme in Copenhagen as illegal under discrimination laws. The Dukes Hotel will assign some of its rooms ‘Duchess Rooms’, loading them with treats to tempt single female travellers or groups of women. The Duchess rooms will be looked after exclusively by female room attendants, contain extra items such as a makeup mirrors, hair dryers, styling accessories and offer a selection of glossy magazines. The bathroom will have female amenities, while the rooms will be filled with fresh flowers.
A Portuguese digital photo album company created a campaign based on Angela Merkel's visit to Portugal in November. The campaign consisted of producing a gift basket with the country's best products, a photo album and a letter inviting the Chancellor to return. The idea was to publicise Portugal as “ The Best Destination” and the aim was to create the largest photo album in the world filled with contributions of the Portuguese people showing what they love about their country.