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Potato Head Garage Bids Goodbye

The iconic restaurant and bar is closing down permanently at the end of this month, offering the final chance for customers to say goodbye to the iconic establishment on their very last weekend party.

Potato Head Garage will cease its service at the end of the month, after its run for three years.

The news came in as the popular steakhouse made the announcement on their official Instagram account over two weeks ago, stating that the establishment has been a successful temporary […]

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Asia Pacific hotel performance for Q2 2016

LONDON — Hotels in the Asia Pacific region recorded mixed Q2 2016 results when reported in U.S. dollar constant currency, according to data from STR.

Compared with the three key performance metrics from Q2 2015, the Asia Pacific region reported a 1.3% increase in occupancy to 68.3%. Average daily rate was down 1.1% to US$96.95. Revenue per available room was nearly flat (+0.2% to US$66.18).


Performance of featured countries for Q2 2016 (local currency, year-over-year comparisons):

Australia recorded increases in each of the three […]

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It’s getting harder to find a job in Indonesia, graduates say

Jakarta. Indonesia runs the risk of losing its much-vaunted demographic bonus in the next decade as structural unemployment appears to take root in the economy.

According to data provided by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), the number of unemployed people holding bachelor’s degrees has increased to 6.22 percent of the total in 2016 compared to 5.34 percent a year earlier.

The country’s demographic bonus is predicted to occur in 2030, when the size of the national labor force will peak. However, a […]

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5 ways hoteliers can connect organically on LinkedIn

REPORT FROM THE U.S.—Many in the hotel industry equate social media with guest interaction, such as responding to complaints on Twitter or promoting vacation photo sharing on Facebook.

But an active segment of hoteliers is seeing the benefits that come with business networking platform LinkedIn. They are using it to recruit talent, share content, connect with potential business partners and even investigate new jobs.

And thanks to its high-profile $26.2-billion pending acquisition by Microsoft—which was announced in June and is expected to […]

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More than a 3rd of Indonesian millennials are unhappy with their job

Jakarta. More than a third of Indonesians born in early to mid-90s claim they are unhappy with their job — especially with their low salary, the local arm of international job portal revealed in a survey released on Thursday (21/07).

The survey, conducted in June-July this year, randomly sampled 27,000 respondents between the age of 22 and 26 — commonly called the millennials — with one to four years of working experience.

The young workers’ main sources of dissatisfaction with their job are a lack of working incentives, a […]

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Pan Pacific to open flagship Beijing hotel in 2017

SINGAPORE – The Pan Pacific brand will make its debut in China’s capital in the first half of 2017 with the opening of Pan Pacific Beijing. Offering unparalleled access to the city’s administrative centre and the renowned Financial Street, the strategic location of the hotel in the prime Xicheng district puts it within a 2.5-kilometre walking radius to historical landmarks like the Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City.

Built to the highest specification, Pan Pacific Beijing will be the newest hotel to […]

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