outdoor air conditioning units

New PTAC units allow for expanded air conditioning options for hoteliers. Recently, the hotel industry has been undergoing a technological revolution.  One area where advancements have been made is in packaged thermal air conditioner (PTAC) technology.  With units now quieter, more energy-efficient, and smarter than ever, hotels have a host of new options.  Here are…

reviewing PIP documents

Steps to take after being issued a Property Improvement Plan (PIP). If you own property under a hotel brand, then your brand may issue you a Property Improvement Plan (PIP) that requires you to make changes and upgrades to your hotel.  These changes must be made in a timely manner, or else you risk losing…

signing off on a permit

Don’t let your hotel construction project encounter permit delays. As a hotel owner, the last thing that you want is to deal with a delay in your renovation plans.  Unfortunately, many hoteliers run into issues with permitting during their hotel construction projects.  To ensure that your plans aren’t put on hold, here’s what you need…

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Keep an eye out for these hot hotel trends in 2020. Now that the new year is underway, it’s important for hotel owners to look ahead at the coming trends.  By anticipating these hospitality trends, you can quickly adapt and stay one step ahead of your competition.  In 2020, here are some of the major…

fire extinguisher

Don’t commit these common fire code violations. If you manage a hotel, then you are responsible for the safety of your guests, staff, and the condition of your property.  This is why the idea of a fire breaking out in your hotel is so terrifying.  Unfortunately, many hoteliers do not take steps to address fire…

business team looking at analytics

Learn why travelers are more interested in capsule hotels than ever before. Today’s travelers are more interested in experiences.  With this shift in mindset, capsule hotels broke onto the scene, offering a competitive counterpoint to large, luxury hotels.  But how will capsule hotels fare in the future? Capsule hotels first gained popularity in Japan and…

man vaping marijuana

2020 is the year of marijuana, but is the hospitality industry ready? According to a recent poll by Gallup, 66% of Americans now support the legalization of marijuana.  This marks the third year that support for legalization has increased.  Today, 47 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of medical marijuana (though…

woman waking up in clean hotel bed

Protect your hotel and guests from these nasty parasites. Because many hotel operators associate heightened bed bug activity with warm weather, they fail to take preventative measures during other times of the year.  Unfortunately, these blood-sucking parasites remain a year-round threat, and rates of bed bug infestations actually spike during the winter holidays.  This is…

hotel room

Top hotel trends that will continue to be important next year. This year, input from millennial and Gen Z travelers has radically changed the hospitality industry.  In fact, their preferences have brought about some of the most significant hospitality trends of 2019.  With younger travelers continuing to be a driving force in the travel and…

handicapped parking

Avoiding ADA non-compliance issues on your commercial renovation project. While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed 28 years ago, there are still a staggering number of commercial properties that remain inaccessible to those with physical disabilities.  In fact, 2016 alone saw 6,500 ADA lawsuits against commercial properties that were non-compliant.  While new buildings…

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