Is Multi-Branding the Future of Hotels?

The old adage that necessity is the mother of invention is as true for our industry as it is for any other — and with the recent explosion of accommodation choices, definitions have continued to morph. When a businessperson books a trip, they don’t just look at “traditional” hotels anymore — oh no. They look at private apartments all over the city. They look at aparthotels and serviced condos. They may even consider “coliving spaces” with access to private quarters, dedicated workspaces and networking opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t have existed.

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Non-Hotel Businesses are Getting into Hotels: Why?

Those of us who have been in the hotel business for years (or even weeks, for that matter) know how unglamorous it can be. There are messes to clean up, unhappy guests to reassure, and occupancy rates to worry about. Of course, if you and your staff are doing the job well, the external “sheen” of the hotel is spotless, both in terms of physical space and guest services. But beneath the surface, there is always gritty work to be done.

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Regarding that Sad Little Hotel Business Centre

The idea of clumsy features being phased out altogether is something we’ve gotten used to with technology — Apple is a great example. The company is constantly doing away with ports, drives and other features in order to create a more slim line product that redefines what’s useful and necessary.

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