Now that 2016 is coming to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on our top three most popular hotel operations related blogs. If your hotel strives to perform even better in 2017, then it’s a great time to find a little motivation and guidance in one of the following blogs:
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It’s no easy path being a hotel owner. The hospitality industry is fiercely competitive, and constantly changing to meet the needs of the customers. Yet, there are great opportunities for financial rewards if success is achieved.
With the New Year rapidly approaching, there’s no better time to take a look at some of the biggest hotel owner mistakes made. By contemplating mistakes you might have made, or hope not to make, you can arm yourself with the best weapon of all – knowledge.
In the hospitality industry, the fall into the holiday season is a crucial period. There’s no time to waste, and the more productive your hotel team can be during this time, the more successful the hotel will be. Previously, we discussed why it’s crucial to focus on driving revenue during the holidays. Today we will focus on ways to get internally organized to be ready for the new year, here is what to know in hospitality.
Starting off 2017 on a strong note will set the tone for the rest of the year. Since the holidays often keep everyone overwhelmed and busy until January hits, it’s common for hotels to utilize the first month, or more, of the new year to play catch up. Don’t let this happen, get organized now and you won’t need to play catch up. Your bottom line will thank you for it.
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Is your hotel in need of increase revenue from B2B business? We’re guessing yes.
Especially if your hotel’s revenue mostly comes from B2B, this isn’t true of all hotels, but it’s safe to say that B2B revenue typically makes up a large chunk of the revenue pie.
The question remains – how? Of course all hotels desire more B2B revenue, but how do they get it? Through a variety of methods, including, but not limited to, the following.
What is the key to a hotel’s success? Excellent hotel management.
The location, decor and luxury level of a property are factors in success, for example, but surprisingly they aren’t the decisive factors.
Not everyone can afford a perfectly located, luxury hotel. Not all guests pay strict attention to the decor and design of a hotel.
But everyone pays attention to how smooth and welcoming their experience was. Everybody remembers how they were treated. People won’t forget the general feel of a hotel.
Those are all aspects of hotel management.
There is no singular way to define great hotel management, but it is known that excellent hotel management is the key to any hotel’s success, no matter the size or scope of the property.
What are some examples of great hotel management? What should you be looking for, asking for, when it comes time to choose a hotel management company?
Here are a few points to help you answer those questions:
Essentially hotels offer a place to stay in a given location, and everyone needs that right? Which means a hotel’s target audience is almost everyone right? Wrong and wrong. Ok, so maybe you already know that your target audience isn’t everyone per se, but truly how specific is the audience you’re targeting? How detailed is your guest profile? Do you even know what your guest persona is?
Let us help raise your awareness of why your marketing and sales tactics might not be working, or working as well as desired.
One of the biggest reasons is typically a lack of a defined guest persona. So let’s get into the details of the what, where, when, why, and how’s of creating and utilizing a guest persona for hotels.
Hotel operations are varied , they can be complex, and how they’re done provides identity and reputation. Needless to say, it is crucial to the success to implement Hotel Standard Operating Procedures.
All businesses benefit and operate at a higher efficiency when they have SOP’s in place. Due to the competitive and quick-paced nature of the hospitality industry, Hotels cannot afford to not utilize tried and true SOP’s.
Everything from how a credit card in run, to how the sheets are arranged needs to have its own procedure, and if it doesn’t, implement some immediately.
Spring break is nearly here, after that comes Summer, Fall breaks, the holidays, and on the cycle goes. If your hotel isn’t already part of a well known Brand, or if it doesn’t already have functional SOP’s from your hotel management company, then pay close attention to these next two points explaining the importance.
Bistro 880, Newark’s newest eatery offering locally sourced comfort food, sushi rolls, and hand-crafted cocktails, announces its fall 2015 grand opening. (Newark, CA) Bistro 880, a new eatery set to open this fall in Newark’s DoubleTree hotel, is gearing up to become one of the Bay Area’s most unique dining experiences. Promising “a transformation of
When it comes to hotel operations, one of the least glamorous topics of discussion is housekeeping. It’s usually not a crowd-pleaser, but it’s imperative to a hotel’s success and bottom line.
It’s easy for efficiency to be lost, resulting in a loss of revenue. A huge challenge in this department is figuring out how to reduce the overhead, without compromising output quality. Any loss in quality will consistently result in negative reviews and a loss in revenue.
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