Are you a Good Hotel Manager or a Great One?

Chances are, there’s no shortage of inspirational sayings, memes or beautifully designed graphics in any or all of your social feeds. Maybe you’re flipping through a magazine, watching television, or sitting in the dentist’s chair when the words of Helen Keller, Winston Churchill or Richard Branson suddenly grab your attention, and you’ll think to yourself: Yeah, I should really keep that in mind.t

 

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Hotels Need to Value Transparency as Much as Guests Do

Of the many uniquely American curiosities known around the world, hidden ‘resort fees’ are not among the most celebrated. In many other countries (here in Australia, for example), consumer law prohibits any pricing tactic that hides or obfuscates the total cost of a hotel booking. In the US, however — and despite ongoing protest from consumers and some lawmakers — it’s still possible to book a three day resort stay for $600, only to be hit with a mandatory $300 resort fee at the moment of check-in or check-out.

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Here’s How to Fix Your Hotel’s Room Service

For nearly a decade, hospitality pundits have predicted the end of room service as we know it. The conversation dates back to the financial crisis of 2008, when people and businesses looked for ways to rein in unnecessary travel expenses. Room service was a big fluffy target. An oft-cited survey by PKF Hospitality Research charted sharp downward movement in room service revenue during the years following 2008, and things have since been slow to recover.

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