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The powerful tool for performance management, ‘The GOPPAR Model’
Revenue management, also called yield management, is the main focus in hospitality. Room nights being a perishable good it is of vital importance selling them for the highest room rate possible before their sudden demise. Let"s call it what it is: rent revenue management. Being highly focused on this narrow task hotels will miss out on maximizing efficiency and secondary revenue sources, and are not aware enough of the dependency between those sources.
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Hotel minibar paradise – a wishlist | londonhotelsinsight.com
The hotel minibar is possibly one of the most irksome things known to mankind. Part of that is the pricing regime; no matter how exclusive the hotel, how beautifully furnished the room, how good the service, something in us says that £2 for a Mars Bar is just too much – we’re being had, someone is trying it on. And even with those prices, apparently hotels don’t actually make any money out of the minibars.
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Let me see what I can do…
This is the final post in a series that has identified 10 different customer service advantages that have emerged from my analysis of customer satisfaction data. Maybe you have capitalized on one or more of these advantages in your own business? The tenth advantage is to recognize that ex...
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STAFF MOVEMENTS
Don Li has been appointed Chief Executive of Swiss International Hotels & Resorts (Greater China) at Swiss International Hotels in Gland, Switzerland.
Don Li holds the position of Chief Executive of Swiss International Hotels & Resorts (China) and is based at the Corporate Headquarter in Shanghai. Prior to joining Swiss International Hotels & Resorts (China), Don was Regional Vice President of Development for the Wyndham Hotel Group International. During these eight years, he directly contributed to the rapid expansion of the five Wyndham brands in China and Japan. Wi... more »
Patrick Lo has been appointed Vice President - Design and Planning Greater China at Swiss International Hotels in Gland, Switzerland.
A Hong Kong and Australian national, Patrick has broad experiences in the architectural and interior design areas in the hotel and mixed-use projects in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining Swiss International, he was a partner / director of major international design firms in Australia, Hong Kong and China. Patrick is knowledgeable in luxury hotels and their designs such as St. Regis, Hyatt, Raffles, MG... more »
Roger Mair has been appointed Vice President - Operations Greater China at Swiss International Hotels in Gland, Switzerland.
A Swiss national, Roger Mair has 29 years of hospitality experience in South Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and China, with International hotel groups such as Peninsula, Shangri-La, IHG and Accor. While holding senior operational and managerial positions all these years, Roger opened four deluxe hotels during the last 11 years as General Manager. In Xiamen, he opened the Sofitel and Pullman hotels in ... more »
Andrew Thomason has been appointed Managing Director at Gravetye Manor in East Grinstead, West Sussex , United Kingdom.
Original country house hotel Gravetye Manor have announce the appointment of Andrew Thomason to the newly created role of Managing Director. Andrew’s past experience includes Resident Manager at Le Manoir Aux Quat'saisons, General Manager at Lower Slaughter Manor and most recently General Manager at Hotel Verta, London where he oversaw the opening. Neville Ablitt who has been the Owners Representative since Gravet... more »
Michael Halsall has been appointed Director of Sales & Marketing at Grace Hotels Group in Athens, Greece.
Seasoned hotel industry professional Michael Halsall has joined Grace Hotels as its Director of Sales and Marketing with overall responsibility for the group’s international sales strategy, partnerships with tour operators and the travel trade, new markets and PR and Marketing. As Grace Hotels continues to expand, he will co-ordinate a global strategy for the portfolio across markets and continents. Prior to joining ... more »
Springfield Attorney Greggory D. Groves has been named General Counsel at John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, LLC in Springfield - MO, United States.
John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts today announced Springfield attorney Greggory D. Groves will join the company in mid-May as the senior vice president and general counsel of the company. His extensive 24 years of legal experience includes work as outside counsel for John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts. Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts is the largest private, independent owner and manager of hotels in ... more »
Bradley Anderholm has been named General Manager at Cypress Bend Resort in Many - LA, United States.
Bradley Anderholm has been named Vice President and General Manager of the Cypress Bend Resort & Conference Center, a meetings destination with on-property golf 70 miles south of Shreveport on the shores of Toledo Bend Lake. Bradley Anderholm has served in senior-level capacities for several hotel operations including DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., Crestline Hotels & Resorts of McLean, Virgina and Callaway Garden... more »
Simon Manning has been appointed Vice President - Sales and Marketing at Langham Hospitality Group in Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR).
Simon Manning has been appointed Vice President - Sales and Marketing for international luxury hotel operator, Langham Hospitality Group, to oversee its current 14 hotels spanning across four continents and the 17 new hotels in the pipeline. With over 22 years of solid experience as a hotel sales and marketing specialist, Simon will play a pivotal role in developing strategic plans to drive sales and marketing initiativ... more »
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WHAT ELSE WAS NEW TODAY
Hotel Indigo Opens Second San Diego Property in the Heart of Del Mar
Hotel Indigo, IHG"s (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] upscale boutique brand, today announces the grand opening of the Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar. Following a multimillion-dollar renovation and rebranding, the 94-room hotel in downtown Del Mar...
Hyatt Launches Inaugural Hyatt Thrive Leadership Awards
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) proudly announced today the winners of the inaugural Hyatt Thrive Leadership Awards recognizing full service, managed hotels, resorts, and field offices for their outstanding commitment in 2011 to initiatives aligned with Hyatt"s global co...
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STR reports Canada hotel pipeline for March 2012
Canada"s hotel development pipeline comprises 196 projects totaling 19,909 rooms, according to the March 2012 STR/McGraw Hill Construction Dodge Pipeline Report. This represents a 3.9-percent decrease in the number of rooms in the total active pipeline compared to March 201...
STR reports US hotel pipeline for March 2012
The total active U.S. hotel development pipeline comprises 2,752 projects totaling 293,850 rooms, according to the March 2012 STR/McGraw Hill Construction Dodge Pipeline Report. This represents a 9.5-percent decrease in the number of rooms in the total active pipeline compa...
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American Express Publishing named title sponsor of fourth Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards
The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (SHA) has announced that American Express Publishing will be the title sponsor of the fourth annual Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards, June 5, 2012, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. T...
Philips MediaSuite Hotel TV Wins HTNG’s “Most Innovative Hospitality Technology” Award for 2011
The hotelier members of Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) awarded the 2011 "Most Innovative Hospitality Award" to Philips Media Suite Hotel TV at the association"s conference last week. First Runner-Up title was awarded to DirecTV for its Residential Experience for Ho...
InterCity Hotels’ big success: new top locations in Germany and East Europe
There is a secret of success since 25 years: best city location near central stations or airports, business chic or gadgets and satisfactory comfort – with 33 properties the InterCity Hotels by the Steinberger Hotel Group are a guarantor for a felicitous hotel stay in Germa...
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SUPPLIER & PRODUCT NEWS
Hotels and Resorts Adapting to New Facebook Timeline Layout
To help hoteliers adapt to and benefit from Facebook Timeline, VIZERGY, a hospitality digital marketing leader, has several new Timeline products. Each product is centered on imagery, as Timeline pages emphasize larger photos as main content. With the often short attention ...
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Rocco Forte Hotels Selects IDeaS for Portfolio-Wide Revenue Management Expertise
IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the leading provider of pricing and revenue management software, services and consulting, today announced that luxury hotel brand, Rocco Forte Hotels, has implemented the IDeaS Revenue Management System (RMS) across its entire estate.
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BLOGS
Meetings Abound
Friday, April 13, 2012 I began this week in the office, joining AH&LA Executive Vice President & COO Pam Inman for a meeting with Al McMichael, CEO of McMichael Services Group. His company assists Marine veterans in joining the workforce
Vote for Your Favorite Design Award Winner
This year’s class of Lodging Hospitality Design Award winners all proved impressive design and development could be accomplished during challenging economic times. The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, CA and the Omni Dallas all opened last year with mor...
An Apology to AAHOA
In an opinion piece I wrote and appeared in the Lodging Hospitality Front Desk Blog on Mar. 15, I misrepresented some facts regarding negotiations between Choice Hotels and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association. We later published a letter from the AAHOA leadership recounting its pr...
Marketing for Boutique Hotels: Top Tips from Frances Kiradjian
In this interview, Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) founder and president Frances Kiradjian shares her thoughts on the digital marketing for boutique hotels today. What benefits does the web bring for small hotels? The ...
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The Problem with Meetings and Why You Should Care (Yes Hoteliers and CVBs I'm talking to you)
meeting Group meetings, conferences, and trade shows are very important pieces of your property's business. However, even though the economy is on the upswing, we are not out of the woods yet. Threats abound when booking hotel group business. The US Travel Association has identified the f...
industry blog - cvent hospitality blog
Lost Bookings
“Sorry Sir, we lost your booking. I’m afraid there’s nothing I can do”Actually there is, lots.First, you didn’t lose my booking, you, or your system screwed up.Second, you can blame yourself rather than ‘the system’Third, you can leave the system alone, it did what you told it too.Four, t...
industry blog - conor kenny & associates
Inside Scoop: Being Wrong the Right Way
And now I will shed some light on a—not so little—secret of organizational life. There are some over-eager beavers, who deftly scramble up the political and positional ladder, seemingly salivating at the prospect of power. Their mastery of corporate gamesman/woman-ship does not guarantee ...
industry blog - hotel f&b observer
It Takes Courage
It's inevitable that I will get the question. You'd think by now that I would learn to expect it...that I would prepare for it...or have a response that would be purely second nature. But I don't. I've no standard answer that automatically inspires anyone in the moment to take action. And...
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