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New year, new you: why you should be thinking about remodeling your venue

Posted by Adrian Johansen on Nov 24, 2020 4:47:24 PM

This year has been all about figuring out how to adapt, and learning to expect the unexpected. This has really brought to light the ways we need to start thinking seriously about making our venues future-proof - not just attracting customers in a way that works now, but in ways that will continue to work no matter what comes next. 

Enter remodeling. To be clear, we’re not talking about blowing your budget. There are a lot of ways you can revamp your aesthetic, operations and workflow to provide a better, more efficient service. Adrian Johansen is here to explain how.

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Topics: Hotels, Hospitality insights, Hospitality managers, Restaurants

How to support mental health in employees and colleagues

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Nov 19, 2020 4:38:30 PM

This year has been a tricky year (and, okay, this is admittedly the understatement of the century). Across the world, hospitality workers in particular have faced an unusual level of uncertainty and stress, even for an industry which can be uncertain and stressful at the best of times. 

So in today's blog post, we're looking at the unique challenges hospitality staff might be facing with their mental health, and what we can do to support one another through rough patches.

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Topics: Health and wellbeing, Hospitality insights, Hospitality managers

How to boost hospitality business revenue through influencer marketing

Posted by Shane Barker on Nov 10, 2020 5:27:29 PM

Now more than ever, branching out to find creative ways to promote your business and brand is absolutely essential. The events of this year have proven that “traditional” (in other words, non-digital) marketing can’t give you the same edge and reach that social media can. Partnering with influencers is a great way to leverage yourself into more exposure and boost your revenue. 

In today’s blog post, marketing consultant Shane Barker walks us through the ins and outs of influencer marketing.

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Topics: Hospitality managers, Hospitality staff, Restaurants, Hospitality training, Bars

Hotels and first responders: tips to host and help

Posted by Beau Peters on Nov 4, 2020 11:24:12 AM

First responders have rushed to help their communities over the last few months to help ensure everyone’s safety in this challenging period. Those of us in hospitality might be left questioning what we can do to help - but there are ways we can all pitch in to support first responders, and our communities. 

In today’s blog post, guest blogger Beau Peters returns with some best-practice tips and strategies for hotels to help support first responders and uphold a safe and secure environment for everyone.

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Topics: Hospitality managers, Hospitality staff, Restaurants, Hospitality training

10 most popular hotel management apps for small hotels

Posted by James Dorian on Oct 27, 2020 3:54:38 PM

In the past, large hotels had a much easier time using management and data collection tools than smaller hotels. But this type of software is incredibly helpful for venues with a smaller staff. Luckily, as technology advances, there are more and more options for small hotels who don’t necessarily have the infrastructure to put massive software systems into place.

In today’s blog post, guest blogger James Dorian gives us his top 10 list of hotel management apps to help your small venue get big results. 

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Topics: Hospitality managers, Hospitality staff, Restaurants, Hospitality training, Bars