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Don’t let a hurricane catch you by surprise. With the recent uptick in hurricanes and tropical storms, it’s important that you anticipate these types of emergencies at your place of business.  By adequately preparing your building and staff for hurricane risks, you can prevent severe damages and injuries.  Here are some of the hurricane preparedness…

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Tips to keep your hotel pest-free. While hotels are quick to respond when pests infiltrate their property, many fail to take preventative measures.  However, there are several things that you can do to keep pests from ever making their way into your hotel.  Here are some of the tips that you should try to keep…

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Learn about some of the green hotel practices that are having lasting impacts. Recently, the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C. released a report on sustainability in the hospitality industry.  Specifically, the report looked at how hotels were implementing eco-friendly operating and construction practices.  The report showed that hotels who implemented sustainability practices saw immediate…

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What to know about addressing water damage to your business. Whether the water damage is caused by a burst pipe, rainstorm, or flood, you will want to recover and get things back to normal as soon as possible.  If the damage isn’t major, then you may want to handle the clean-up on your own.  Unfortunately,…

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How to select the right general contractor to handle your hotel renovation project. If you are operating a hotel, then taking on a major renovation project introduces unique challenges.  Obviously, your biggest concern should be the comfort of your guests.  If a guest walks straight into a construction site, then they won’t think twice about…

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How hotel properties are creating quiet spaces. Noise issues are among the most common complaints that hotel guests have.  Unfortunately, hotel owners cannot request other guests to quiet their small children or make traffic noises stop at a certain hour.  Naturally, stopping outside noises can be problematic, and many hoteliers have struggled to find a…

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Tips for a smart hotel capital expenditure project. There are many reasons why a hotel might undertake a capital expenditure (CapEx) project.  For starters, owners might want to make periodic upgrades as part of a larger asset management plan, or the manager may simply be interested in making upgrades to the property.  Whatever the reason…

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How to continue hotel operations during a renovation project. Renovations are an important and unavoidable part of a hotel’s lifecycle.  For instance, you may need to renovate to improve your hotel’s design, to repair damage or wear and tear, or to comply with new brand standards.  Typically, hotels need to remain open during renovations so…

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How women can solve the construction industry’s labor shortage. It’s no secret that the construction industry has been battling a serious labor shortage for the last couple of years.  In fact, according to a recent study conducted by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), 80% of contractors are having trouble finding skilled…

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The environmental and monetary benefits of adaptive reuse. Adaptive reuse refers to the practice of taking historical buildings and repurposing them for other uses.  By reusing these existing structures, communities can preserve their historical landscape while still adapting to modern times.  However, practicing adaptive reuse has benefits that extend beyond historical preservation.  Here are some…

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