Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. In the United Kingdom, a hotel is required by law to serve food and drinks to all guests within certain stated hours. In Japan, capsule hotels provide a minimized amount of room space and shared facilities.
The precursor to the modern hotel was the inn of medieval Europe. For a period of about 200 years from the mid-17th century, coaching inns served as a place for lodging for coach travelers. Inns began to cater for richer clients in the mid-18th century. One of the first hotels in a modern sense was opened in Exeter in 1768. Hotels proliferated throughout Western Europe and North America in the 19th century, and luxury hotels began to spring up in the later part of the century.
Hotel (known as Hotels in North America) is a dimensional real estate game created by Milton Bradley in 1986. It is similar to Square Mile and Prize Property. In Hotel the players are building resorthotels and attempting to drive their competitors into bankruptcy.
Players take turns moving around the board. Each square on the board is adjacent to one or two hotel properties. Most of the squares are either purchase squares or building squares.
Whenever a player lands on a purchase square which is adjacent to an unowned property they may buy that property by paying the purchase price. Once they own a property they may attempt to build on it whenever they land on a building square. A special dice is rolled to determine if permission to build is granted or denied. If it is denied the player must wait for a later turn.
When permission is granted to build the player may add new buildings or facilities to their property. Each hotel has from one to five buildings and a set of recreational facilities. The main building must be built first, followed by the other buildings then the facilities. The cost of each addition is listed on the deed card for the property.
HOTELS is a trade publication serving the information needs of the worldwide hospitality industry.
Established in 1966, HOTELS is published monthly. Regular features include design, food & beverage, technology, and a global update section with industry news, executive interviews and marketing stories.
Along with monthly print articles, HOTELS posted new content on its Web site every day. Some of this came in the form of press releases and aggregated industry news, while some was original content such as blog posts or podcasts. Topics included green hotelkeeping, sales and marketing, finance & investment, and coverage of hotel conferences.
As of December 2006, total BPA audited circulation was 62,330 subscribers. The magazine had readers in more than 165 countries around the world.
Former owner Reed Business Information sold off the magazine to its publisher, Dan Hogan, in 2010. Hogan then sold the magazine to Marketing & Technology Group.
Nicola Sturgeon has agreed to "consider" a move to exempt offshore workers from having to quarantine in hotels when they return from overseas but warned any decision will be subject to the "utmost caution" ... .
The firm's HR director TrishCraig has written to BusinessMinister�Anne-Marie Trevelyan asking her to add oil and gas workers to the list of exemptions from hotel quarantine to allow offshore crews to return directly home on arrival in the UK.�.
The ED, sources said, has tracked down residences, hotels and offshore companies purchased from proceeds of smuggling. Some offshore entities listed by the ED, like Country Properties Limited, were incorporated by Mossack Fonseca and were flagged by The Indian Express as part of its investigation into The PanamaPapers.
Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the resulting drop in travel and tourism, there is some good news for the local hotel industry ...Gray attributed these increases to private contracts between oil and gas companies and large hotels, where workers were sent to quarantine prior to going back offshore.
But CREW’s review shows the couple, like Trump, still earned considerable sums from the Trump Hotel in Washington.ADVERTISEMENT ...The financial disclosures, which report income in ranges, also showed a sharp drop in Ivanka Trump’s stake in the hotel ... She did not report selling any of her ownership share in the hotel.
Dubai...Instead, the one-woman army took on the fraudsters and won a landmark case in Dubai courts. And then she did something more ... Amber Waheed. The backdrop. Waheed lost £60,000 (Dh301,897) to Neil Grant, an unlicensed British financial adviser who ran ProsperityOffshore Investment Consultants and Prosperity Management Consultancy from a Dubai hotel.
The former offshore asylum-seeking detainees that were brought to this country almost two years ago under the now revoked Medevac laws – and have since been locked up in hotels and immigration facilities – are slowly being released into the community.
The arm of the hotel chain helps companies to apply its top-tier service experience to boost customer and employee relations ... We’re a global advisory firm that takes the best practices of the hotel company and deploys them in Fortune 500 firms ... When he shared that with us, it kicked off a hotel-wide scramble to find that ring.
He was arrested on his release from 14 days in hotel quarantine after returning to Australia from France. Investigators allege Leighton Offshore, an international arm of Leighton Holdings, funnelled bribes through contractors including Monaco-based Unaoil to secure two oil pipeline construction contracts worth almost US$1.5 billion.
Hidden from mainland eyes ...Double punishment ... In our name ... While refugee rights advocate ClaireGomez told us from Melbourne last week that supporters down there hold grave fears that the 180-odd former offshore asylum-seeking detainees now held in hotels on the mainland might soon be sent to Christmas Island. Going to. Court? 24/7 ....
“Did you see that guy?” my French husband gasped, when a short bull of a man in his thirties ploughed across the lobby of a once-fashionable hotel in Winslow, Arizona, wearing a pistol in a holster and a T-shirt that read ... That old Winslow hotel, with its very good restaurant, still attracts enough middle-class tourists to keep busy, and afloat.