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Strategies that hotels can use to appeal to bleisure guests. “Bleisure” is a term that combines the words business and leisure.  For hotels, bleisure travelers are those that book a room for business purposes but extend their stay or add leisure activities on top of their professional obligations.  As bleisure travelers tend to have a…

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Considerations for converting an existing property into an extended-stay hotel. Extended-stay hotels fill a unique need in the hospitality industry.  Combining elements of traditional hotels and rental apartments, extended-stay hotels can be lucrative ventures if properly managed.  As the market for these types of hotels expands, many brands and independent operators are looking to convert…

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Make a smart investment when shopping for hotels. Buying a hotel property is a major investment.  With everything that’s at stake, it’s important that you select a property that will perform well in such a competitive market.  But, how can you determine if a property is a worthwhile investment?  Here are some of the questions…

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How to get your hotel property looking fresh and clean this spring. With the gloom of winter finally fading away, it’s time for hotel owners to start thinking about breathing new life into their properties.  When it comes to cleaning and revamping your hotel for the spring travel season, no detail is too small.  To…

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Ensure that your guests get the good night’s sleep they deserve. After a long day of business or exploring the local area, your guests want to settle in and get the deep, restorative sleep that they deserve.  However, if your hotel is not outfitted properly, then noise and other disturbances can prevent your guests from…

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Hospitality experts reveal some of the worst things guests have left in their rooms. If you work in the hospitality business, you have probably walked into a guestroom at some point and left utterly disgusted.  But, have you wondered just how bad things can get?  According to industry professionals, here are some of the weirdest,…

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Safety considerations for hotel rooftop bars. Recently, rooftop bars have become the new “it” feature for high-rise hotels across the globe.  However, when mixing alcohol and heights, there are some obvious safety concerns.  So, how can rooftops bars be a safe space for guests to relax and imbibe?  Here are some of the safety features…

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How to create snapshot-worthy experiences at your hotel. With the rise of Instagram, hotel owners have an opportunity to share their properties with the general public and appeal to a younger generation of travelers.  However, encouraging guests to post pictures of your hotel requires considerable thought and strategy.  Here are some of the things you…

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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…

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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…

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