Thomas Magnuson

Co-Founder & CEO Magnuson Hotels

Thomas MagnusonThomas Magnuson co-founded Magnuson Hotels as a home based business with his wife Melissa in 2003. Today, Magnuson Hotels is a top 10 global hotel chain representing 1000 hotels across 3 continents. Headquartered in London UK and Spokane WA, Magnuson Hotels has become the fastest growing hotel brand in history, adding more new hotels in the last 10 years than 8 of the top 10 chains combined. Magnuson Hotels’ newly formed global alliance with Chinese operator Jin Jiang Hotels forms a consortium of over 6,000 hotels worldwide, equal to the size of a top 5 global hotel chain. Thomas Magnuson is a Graduate of Harvard Business School, Pepperdine University School of Business and Tufts University.
Insights by Thomas Magnuson (15)

How To Be A Human Swiss Army Knife

When you start a business you often only have one or two people so you have to fill every role, even though it's only a company of one. You may have taken classes, you may not. If you can, take a step back and ask yourself, "What business functions are needed to achieve a profit?" Then, create a simple and lean org chart, not of people, but of the functional roles needed.

Heart Of A Lion: The Harsh Reality Of Entrepreneurship

There are a billion different reasons which drive people to become entrepreneurs. Some people are driven by a desire to help people and some people just want to go for money.

Small Company: Big Technology. Compete Against The Big Boys From Your Garage

Freely-available technology means anybody can start a global company. Despite today's conditions, there's never been a better time for small businesses to go big.

Why UK hotel property owners need a CVA alternative

If it were a stable world, we would understand why UK hotel property owners would submit to the current CVA proposal.

Why putting your own twist on hotel design could increase customers

As an independent hotel, you're no doubt competing with large hotel chains for your slice of the market. If you're looking at ways to grow it can be tempting to emulate the style of chains in a bid to attract the customers that are heading there.
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