HOTEL BUSINESS REVIEW

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Kasia Russell

The benefits of a large hotel management company may seem obvious. However, when choosing a management company for your hotel, consider looking beyond the obvious and evaluating whether a more personalized and strategic approach is appropriate for your hotel investment goals. This article outlines the benefits of selecting a small hotel management company for the day-to-day operation of your hotel. READ MORE

Alexandra Mason

Human Resources and training director Alexandra Mason shares how South Shore YMCA transformed their L&D program with a game-based training and simulations platform. The transformation enabled her team to plan and create content more strategically and efficiently and unite a diverse workforce across a wide range of disciplines around the core mission of the Y. READ MORE

Cara Silletto

Why are employees unable to solve problems quickly and effectively today? In this article, discover why critical thinking has declined in recent years and how to revitalize it within your organization. Learn proven techniques to cultivate this essential skillset in your executives, property managers, and front-line staff. You can empower your team to tackle challenges with confidence, creativity, and innovation. READ MORE

David Sherwyn

In 1977 the Supreme Court held that employers' obligations to accommodate religion was so limited that anything that more than a de minimis effect on the business was an undue hardship and need not be provided. Under the new retroactive law, employers must provide accommodations unless there is a substantial cost. It will take decades for courts to provide guidance on what is "substantial." READ MORE

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith emphasizes the challenge of maximizing revenue through online presence for hotel owners and operators. She discusses the complex landscape of online touchpoints influencing guests' booking decisions, including OTAs, social media, and Google. Stephanie highlights the need for a strategic approach, focusing on understanding market gaps, defining tactics aligned with hotel strengths, and addressing issues at different stages of the customer journey. READ MORE

Terri McCollin

In today's dynamic digital landscape, travel and hospitality PR professionals have a rapidly diminishing role. In their place: communications experts applying their storytelling abilities to help shape marketing strategies and create more effective brand campaigns. Collaboration with marketing teams is no longer enough; publicists should be transitioning to a fully integrated approach - and they are already equipped to do so. READ MORE

Frank Speranza

There is a lot that goes into hiring the best leaders, but often the vision gets cloudy when you are under stress to achieve results that include taking care of shareholders, guests, and other staff members. Learn how to stay focused and keep your eyes on the process that will help you secure covenantal leaders for your organization both now and for its future. READ MORE

Kai Urban

In the world of the hospitality industry, creating a memorable stay for guests is top of mind and often delivered through incredible culinary experiences, coupled with the service provided by dedicated team members. At Hilton Anaheim, guests are provided with a culinary journey at MIX Restaurant that focuses on the right ambiance, operational efficiency and by understanding the audience. READ MORE

Lindsay Taylor

Hotels have fallen behind other sectors in terms of managing their negative environmental impact. New data reveals that far from improving their carbon footprint, hotels are increasing their energy consumption. To avoid regulatory scrutiny, reputational damage and a long-term decline in profits, it is time for hotels to take sustainability seriously if they are to retain customers. READ MORE

Chintan Dadhich

Exceptional guest service is hospitality's cornerstone, enhancing core values and overall experiences. From pre-arrival to check-in, in-room comfort, dining, and technology integration, a friendly team is pivotal. Substantial personal assistance fosters post-stay feedback, driving continuous improvement for enduring guest satisfaction and loyalty. The quest is to discover impactful strategies for the best guest experience-let's explore. READ MORE

Ronnie Cox

A new study found that hospitality workers are least prepared for retirement compared to their peers in agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, logistics, advertising, construction, education, finance, and technology. Understand the nine factors that went into defining "retirement preparedness," how hospitality fares within each category, and what is being done to make a fulfilling life post-career more of a reality. READ MORE

Jennifer Barnwell

From fighting off COVID to long hours working from home, the pandemic has left many people in need of relaxation and recharging. Boutique hotels are redefining luxury by prioritizing the holistic well-being of their guests. A new wave of trends are reshaping health and wellness offerings in boutique hotels, catering to the growing demand for nurturing the body, mind, and soul. READ MORE

Jerome G. Grzeca

A comprehensive examination of diverse Visa options going beyond the Student and Trainee Statuses. This strategic approach aims to facilitate the continued presence and growth of Foreign National Managers, fostering a conducive environment with upward trajectory within the organization. Expanding the scope of available Visa pathways, the organization can effectively retain the skills and leadership potential of these individuals as they progress in their roles. READ MORE

Paul McElroy

Design and construction teams are made up of so many key players who all play a crucial role in bringing hospitality projects together. Traditionally, contractors and subcontractors work in silos rather than together as one collaborative team, but when owners and development managers create a culture of cross-discipline collaboration and openness, teams forge stronger relationships and ultimately have the ability to create better spaces. READ MORE

Russ Spencer

Inflation has been affecting hoteliers over the past year, and despite rates finally starting to cool, the cost of goods remains high, impacting consumer behaviors when it comes to travel and lodging costs. Looking ahead, what proactive measures can hotel operators take to drive occupancy rates, keep guests on-site longer, and protect revenues amid a challenging market? READ MORE

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