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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Green construction: worker safety concerns. As green construction grows in popularity, more and more people are expressing concerns about the safety of workers handling these projects.  While green building strategies are meant to improve and protect the future occupants of the building, there are serious questions regarding the safety of green construction for contractors and…

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Tips for hoteliers to make the most of the holiday season. With Thanksgiving come and gone, you are free to devote yourself to the winter holidays.  As a hotelier, there are many things that you can do to inject holiday spirit into your property.  Here are some of the suggestions that you should try at…

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Reviewing the top construction trends in 2019. This year, the construction industry has integrated new technologies and ideas that have changed how most people look at construction.  Here are some of the major trends that have changed how construction projects are planned, designed, and executed. Green Construction As concern for the environment grows, so has…

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How you can optimize your hotel renovation project to save money and improve quality. Value engineering refers to building projects that cut costs without compromising quality.  Value engineering is not just about saving money; rather, it’s about considering the project’s goals and finding cost-effective ways to achieve them.  When properly managed, the value-engineering process can…

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How you can manage guest expectations during your hotel renovation. If your hotel is undergoing repairs, then you may wish to hide it out of fear that it will affect your bookings.  However, if guests find themselves in the midst of a construction site, they will be sure to share their complaints online.  Usually, this…

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Understanding your hotel financing options. As the economy expands, the hospitality sector is remaining stable and lucrative for investors.  With the market thriving, now is an excellent time to secure financing for your hotel.  However, lenders are incredibly selective when it comes to hotel underwriting, so it’s important that investors explore various financing options.  Here…

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