Lately, it seems like everyone wants to buy - or sell - an independent hotel management company. And this may be one of the best times to do so in a long while. Here are some thoughts on this timely subject by two of our hotel lawyers who have just completed a successful sale of an independent operator.
The third quarter edition of the Global Economic Outlook offers timely insights from Deloitte Research economists about the United States, the Eurozone, China, Japan, India, Russia, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.
Travel is expected to increase across all generations this fall according to a national survey by D.K. Shifflet & Associates. Boomers show the largest increases over 2013 and they along with GI/Silents are the most likely to travel with about six out of ten planning to travel at least once this fall. The number of Millennials planning to travel this year is about the same as last year.
The cleaning genie is not necessarily present in all hotels. The booking portal hotel.info reveals the level of cleanliness in hotels in the United Kingdom and how to make sure that complaints with regard to hygiene are satisfied at the hotel.
After accounting for differences in branding, location, property age and condition, market size, and property type, do different management companies still produce significantly different results? This article shows that the answer is: YES.
As I often say in my training workshops, a hotels guest services staff is now part of the marketing and PR department! With the continued explosion of social media postings and online guest reviews, the walls of hotels are essentially made of glass; everything that happens within can clearly be seen by basically anyone in the outside world. This can either be a hotels worst nightmare or its dream opportunity for viral marketing that is free of charge, depending on interactions your guests are having every day with your guest services colleagues.
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