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Hotel Mogel Consulting Limited

Hotel Mogel Consulting LimitedHotel Mogel Consulting Limited works exclusively with investors/owners/operators to help solve critical investment, management and marketing issues in the luxury segment. We also undertake public speaking at corporate and association events, where an independent point of view is desired.
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Evaluating WiFi Service Through The Guest’s POV

By Larry Mogelonsky

One can argue that nowadays a good wireless internet connection is as important as to many guests as heating, air conditioning and access to a bathroom with running water. Knowing it's central to a customer's emotional state, why play games? As a reminder of why spotty WiFi reception or attempting to upcharge for premium speeds is bad for your reputation, let's look at the situation from the guest's point of view (POV).

As Restaurants Evolve, The Core Experience Remains

By Larry Mogelonsky

Up until the hospitality industry started to change over half a century ago, everyone was accustomed to believing that a city's best restaurant would be found at a luxury hotel downtown. Such a property's premier restaurant would often serve as a perennial draw for both out-of-towners as well as locals, with reservations coveted and those seated immediately bestowing status upon their patrons.

Viewpoints

Are brands becoming relevant again?

— Larry Mogelonsky

Traditionally hotel brands largest added value has been distribution. A hotel got branded and was quite rapidly connected to a massive flow of reservations, on all the channels that existed. It helped guests search, travel agents book and hotels get filled.

Is Airbnb Hotelier’s Friend or Foe?

— Larry Mogelonsky

After the recent acquisition of HotelTonight, If there were any doubt as to Airbnb's true intentions of entering the OTA space and start aggressively competing with online travel agency giants such as Booking Holdings and Expedia, they need to be laid to rest immediately.

News

Indonesia is the Next China for the Hospitality Industry

By Larry Mogelonsky

Right now, we are all still talking about the rapid growth of China and to a lesser extend India, Russia and Brazil under the collective banner of BRIC. Their evolution into capitalistic territories has presented countless lucrative prospects for hospitality organizations both big and small.

Blog

The (almost) human TripAdvisor

Recently, I was approached by general manager with a highly irregular issue concerning his hotel’s listing on TripAdvisor. That man is Mark Sample, and his property is the Ocean Sands Beach Inn in St.

How hotels can use YPlan

A ways back, I shared my thoughts on the then-new smartphone app HotelTonight, which allowed users to make quick, same-day bookings at properties in whatever city they were presently located. I argued that even though this app pandered to the OTA crowd, it was not a proponent for guestroom commoditization.

Author

Larry Mogelonsky

Owner of Hotel Mogel Consulting Limited and the founder of LMA Communications Inc.

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