Top 10 Ways to Increase your Hotels Revenue

Posted by John Shortall on May 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Today, independent hotels have access to more tools boosting revenue than ever!

However, a certain amount of know-how is needed to truly leverage revenue opportunities (such as distribution channels, social media) for independent hotels. Continue reading for 10 tips and best practices for independent hotels to bolster revenue management.

Topics: Hotel Marketing, Revenue Management, Independent Hotel, Hotel Management

The Independent Hotel Academy - Bangkok

Posted by Nick Wright on February 23, 2016 at 6:30 AM

Greetings from Bangkok!

ทักทายจากกรุงเทพฯ

On Wednesday the 17th of February we held our first Independent Hotel Academy of 2016, which follows on from the success of our academy in Koh Samui last December. The venue, this time, was closer to home in the bustling Sukhumvit district of Bangkok. Frontdesk Anywhere, in collaboration with Louis T Collection, hosted independent hoteliers and multi-property hotel groups in an educational session on hotel cloud technology, the guest experience and changing trends in Chinese outbound tourism. Dozens of hotel managers, owners and consultants from across Bangkok attended the educational and networking. Thank you to everyone who attended the seminar and made the evening a worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Topics: Independent Hotel, Free Event

How to find the best staff for your hotel

Posted by Helena Murphy on December 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Fact: the hotel industry is a people industry. As a hotel manager or owner, you want to make sure you're surrounded by the perfect staff, who can handle their tasks and wow the guests. But how do you find (and retain) the right people? 

Topics: Independent Hotel

Airbnb: How Hotels Can Adapt to the New Sharing Economy?

Posted by Helena Murphy on November 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM

 

Airbnb has grown at an astounding rate since its launch less than ten years ago (2008). For the most part, the hotel industry has overlooked this growth in competition. But how can it be ignored when the price a hotel can command during compression periods has been proven to drop due to the sometimes thousands of Airbnb "price is right" becoming available during peak times.

Topics: Independent Hotel, Sharing economy

[Wrap-Up] The Independent Hotel Academy - San Francisco session

Posted by Sophie Gallet on November 23, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Last Tuesday, we hosted our first Independent Hotel Academy session in San Francisco, in our headquarters.

We gathered hotel industry and technology experts: Christina Norair fron RevinateDan Yacker from Duetto and Nadim El Manawy from Frontdesk Anywhere

New technology available for independent hotels to compete with larger chains, best practices for room pricing and guest engagement were some of the topics discussed during the educational event.

Topics: Revenue Management, Online Reputation, Direct Booking, Independent Hotel, Hotel Management, Free Event, Hotel Technology

[Wrap-Up] The Independent Hotel Academy - Florida sessions

Posted by Sophie Gallet on September 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM

In August, we held the first sessions of our Independent Hotel Academy with three best of breed partners: Revinate, Duetto & TripTease.

It was an exciting opportunity to learn both from experts in online reputation, revenue management, channel and online distribution, and general hotel management, but also from independent hoteliers’ unique experiences and visions.
We’d like to thank all the participants who made the events a success, and convinced us we should host more educational seminars in the States and beyond.

For those of you who couldn't attend the event, get ready as we’ll release the dates for the next events soon. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook (you'll find pictures of the events there too) or subscribe to our blog to get the invitations.

In the meantime, I'd like to share with you some of the key takeaways I gathered from this session of the Independent Hotel Academy:

Topics: Revenue Management, Online Reputation, Direct Booking, Independent Hotel, Hotel Management, Free Event, Hotel Technology

Is There Room for Personality at Independent Hotels?

Posted by Ardalan Zandian on August 27, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Even in today's age of information, there is still plenty of room for personality in your independent hotel's marketing scheme. As a matter of fact, communicating your brand's personality will help to increase bookings. Continue reading to learn why there is always room for personality.

Topics: Independent Hotel

What Hoteliers Need to Know About Business Travelers

Posted by Max Braz on August 26, 2015 at 7:30 AM

No matter where your hotel is, business travelers represent a great opportunity. They have more disposable income than the average person on vacation, make good repeat visitors, and can activate their entire network in support of your property. Some business travelers have so much clout, they can see to it your hotel is a partner of choice whenever colleagues need to visit your area. Each time you interact with a business traveler, it could mean thousands of dollars in additional visits over time!

Topics: Independent Hotel, Corporate Travelers

6 Ways to Pad Your Independent Hotel's Bottom Line with Upselling

Posted by Johnny Childress on August 20, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Undoubtedly, the best way to bolster your hotel's revenue is to upsell. However, not all extras are created equally. It's vital to offer guests value-added products and services that gives them more bang for their buck while giving you more buck for your bang.

Topics: Independent Hotel, Upselling

4 Advantages of Cloud-Based Tools For Independent Hotels

Posted by Ardalan Zandian on August 19, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Cloud-based tools represent an upgrade in virtually every aspect of business systems, by not only removing the need to install and manage servers and software directly, but also by introducing new features that simply aren't available in many legacy systems. For independent hoteliers, the issue of cost is much more important than the resistance to change. Therefore, independent hoteliers tend to do anything they can to save money and increase their revenue for even a few percentage over a year.  

Topics: Independent Hotel, Cloud-Based

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