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The North Face Hotel puzzle

An architect was commissioned to build a hotel. And the owner told him, "You can do whatever you want, I just have one requirement. I want all windows to face North. It's the North Face Hotel." "You can't waste any rooms, you can't waste any walls. All rooms, all exterior walls, must have windows. And […]

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Iron guest: Ms Venera Part 3 of 3 (draft)

Continued from here. Nicolas stood by the small dock. It's a quarter past 5 in the morning and the boat was rocking gently in the low tide. Half the boat was resting on the sandy beach. He was joined by Jun, the resort's boatman, quietly slurping his morning coffee. After inspecting the boat and seeing […]

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Iron guest: Ms Venera Part 2 of 3 (draft)

Continued from here. The last time Ms. Venera stayed at the Grand Coral, she had insisted on the the town ordinance of no smoking in public places. And since the curbside is technically a public place, she proclaimed that any whiff of smoke reaching her would be in violation of said edict. The same goes […]

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Iron guest: Ms. Venera (draft)

This post is a work of fiction in which a very unique guest tests a hotel's capabilities. Nicolas admired the poster hanging by his office wall. It read: Wherever there is a human being hotel, there is an opportunity for kindness. — Seneca The original quote was attributed to Seneca. "I'm sure he wouldn't mind […]

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A simple way to organize guest data for sending promotions

"I would like to send marketing promotions to previous guests. I need a simple list of customers based on criteria such as interests, travel itinerary, and period of stay." What is the simplest way for us to achieve this goal? This is the solution we designed for 1Day, I hope to hear if you agree […]

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The richest guest from Babylon Part 2

Continued from here. Yehann asked who wants to put forth the first question. An elderly man raised a hand and asked, "I am traveling to see a farm land for sale not an hour's ride from here. My friend says they can give us over 50% return each year". Yehann replied, "What are you and […]

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The richest guest from Babylon

About 2500 years ago, in a small town in southern Mesopotamia, Jasmin looked worriedly over the books of her hotel. The Sandy Springs Inn have reached half occupancy for the month, but the succeeding period were much lower than usual. She needs to find a way to increase their earnings or they won't be able […]

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Time to close the Mangrove Inn? Part 2

Continued from here. "How can I help you, my friend?", asked Mario over the phone. They exchanged a few pleasantries, and Paul quickly updated Mario on the situation at the Mangrove Inn. "You said you have a contact at Toyota Motors who might need several rooms on an ongoing basis?", asked Paul. "I do and […]

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Time to close the Mangrove Inn?

Vasil missed another online meeting. As the officer assigned for "all the IT stuff" at The Mangrove Inn^, he was scheduled to help troubleshoot some computer problems remotely. But he had been nursing a nasty fever for the past few days. He sent a message to Paul, the owner of the small hotel: "Sorry still […]

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Dream of running your own hotel? Start with Airbnb.

Would you like to run your own hotel in a tropical paradise? Or perhaps a gorgeous mountain resort? These are great aspirations with wonderful rewards. They are also wonderfully expensive. But there is a way to get your feet wet without the hefty price tag. I'm talking about vacation rentals. Most popular of which is […]

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