Natalie Holmes

Natalie Holmes

Tech, culture & cities

I cover tech, art & culture, architecture, design, sustainability, urbanism, travel, retail and lifestyle. Hotel geek. AI obsessed. MA Environment & Development.

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How europes cities are cutting air pollution article
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Goodbye cars? Why Europe's cities are cleaning up their act - JLL ...

Across Europe cities are taking urgent steps to cut rising levels of air pollution from congested urban areas.

Indias commute could be getting greener article
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How India’s commute could be getting greener

On any weekday morning in India’s big cities traffic jams stretch back as far as the eye can see as commuters slowly make their way into the office.

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Wearable tech: The new tool for the modern construction workforce ...

From exoskeletons to augmented reality goggles, wearable tech is coming to construction sites – and helping to improve safety, efficiency and morale.

Five ways chatbots could change the hotel industry article
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Five ways chatbots could change the hotel industry - JLL Real Views

Chatbots are already working hard in the hospitality industry, from taking fast food orders to helping travelers plan their trips. While conversational AI is very much in its infancy in the hotel sector, it certainly has plenty of potential.

Can germany%e2%80%99s migrant influx reinvigorate its real estate article
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Can Germany's migrant population reinvigorate its real estate?

Germany welcomed around one million migrants in 2015, as the country opened its borders to refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Though migration numbers in 2016 have declined, the sudden demographic change is having a big impact across the country’s real estate – and its economy.

Robots coming soon to a hotel near you article
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Robots: Coming soon to a hotel near you?

From hotel lobbies to restaurant floors, robots have started servicing customers’ basic requests.

International hotels expand their footprint in india article
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International hotels expand their footprint in India

International hotel groups are boosting their presence in India, with big name brands set to open numerous properties across the country in the coming years.

Popups an essential part of the modern retail strategy article
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Pop-ups: An essential part of the modern retail strategy - JLL Real ...

Once a novelty concept, today pop-up stores are a firm fixture in shopping centers, transit hubs and markets – in fact, anywhere with a high footfall.

How poshtels are reinventing the budget accommodation sector article
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How 'poshtels' are reinventing the budget accommodation sector ...

At a time when budget travelers are increasingly experience-driven, the hospitality industry is responding with a concept that caters to this new guest profile: the ‘poshtel’.

Tech article
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The big tech drive to encourage loyalty

Technology is proving to be something of a double edged sword for the big hotel chains.

Six ways cities are changing the way they%e2%80%99re perceived article
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6 ways cities are changing the way they're perceived

Cities are becoming increasingly innovative in their quest to attract visitors and residents, and to stimulate the local economy—giving rise to a number of initiatives that aim to draw the eyes of the world.

How sports stadiums are giving mixed use developments a winning edge article
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How stadiums are giving mixed-use developments a winning edge

Traditionally, mixed-use developments might feature a few restaurants, a handful of shops, a hotel and maybe some office space or modern apartments.

In the United States, there’s now a new ingredient being thrown into the mix: sports facilities—especially those catering to amateur and university sports.

Food on demand the delivery services reshaping the restaurant industry main article
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Food on demand: The delivery services reshaping the restaurant ...

Gone are the days when take-out options were limited to greasy fast food. Today, hungry city-dwellers can enjoy meals by top chefs in the comfort of their own home, thanks to a swathe of third party delivery services that are revolutionizing the restaurant industry.

Turning nature into prize winning architecture via wikimedia commons article
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Turning nature into prize winning architecture

“Built into a hillside with a grass roof, from some angles it seems to be cut out of the mountain. Looking at it can be like a game of hide and seek.”

Astor hotel tianjin 2 article
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A slice of classic colonial style in modern China

“The renovated Astor Hotel helped Tianjin to embrace European colonial architecture, showing how it can be put to positive use in the contemporary city.”