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Pradeep Raman Named General Manager of Baccarat Hotel New York

Pradeep Raman has been named general manager of Baccarat Hotel New York. In this role, he oversees the day to day operation of the French crystal maker’s flagship hotel (a Forbes Five Star AAA Five Diamond property) which opened in March 2015.

With 25 years of industry experience, Raman most recently served as hotel manager for the Peninsula New York, also a Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond property. During his tenure there, he was responsible for all hotel operations, planning and support, as well as overseeing the Peninsula Spa.

Prior to this, Raman held various hotel operations

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Denver hotel ranked among top 25 in world

DENVER — A Denver hotel earned a ranking among the top 25 hotels in the world in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, and another 18 hotels and resorts earned regional accolades from the travel magazine.

Condé Nast Traveler also named Aspen the No. 7 small city in the United States, remarking: “Aspen is home to some of the best ski slopes in the United States—and some of the best resorts, too.”

But the biggest honor locally went The Art, the 165-room luxury hotel at 1201 Broadway that is bedecked in artwork and features a fourth-floor balcony lounge

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How hotels and travel agencies can prepare for a post-pandemic future

At the time, the impact of 9/11 and the Icelandic ash cloud on global travel was considered “unprecedented.”

The first saw a ban on all civil air traffic from entering U.S. air space for three days. The second resulted in 95,000 flights being cancelled over five days. But that was BC (before COVID-19).

Now we know what real economic damage looks like for travel, everything else pales in comparison. 

COVID-19 has ripped through the travel industry like a tsunami, grounding airlines, emptying hotels, halting rail and putting a stop to almost all business and leisure travel for several months. 


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