If your occupancy rates surprise you season after season, it’s time to change your methods.
Despite the belief among some hoteliers that occupancy rates are unpredictable and uncontrollable, occupancy rates can be predictable -- and knowing where they’re headed can help you increase them.LEARN MORE
We’ve all heard the old adage, “first impressions are lasting impressions,” so catching guests' eyes immediately in the lobby is as important as delighting them in the guest rooms.
Your lobby is also the place that guests congregate when they are waiting on a friend or sitting down for a cocktail as well as where they check in and check out.LEARN MORE
Today, there are some people who use websites like Airbnb exclusively when they are looking for a place to stay while traveling. Somewhere that creates that home-away-from-home feel with an immersion into the local culture.
For boutique hotel owners, this could mean they are overlooked by the very guests who would find their rooms or suites a perfect fit. At Airbnb’s inception, hotels were excluded completely from their platform, meaning they could not reap any of the benefits of the new market Airbnb was delving into.LEARN MORE
If you’re looking to invest in a new hotel, you might be wondering whether it’s worth it to take the risk and plunge into a brand new, traditional boutique hotel -- or delve into the safe world of franchise soft brands.
The truth is, there’s no one-size-fits all answer for every prospective hotel owner. There are a lot of things to keep in mind before purchasing.
We’ve outlined a few of the key considerations below.LEARN MORE
Experts at the esteemed PPG The Voice of Color program create design colorways based on a belief that every hue evokes an emotional response in an individual. Since hotel guests walk through your door with myriad personalities and life experiences, it can be challenging to know and choose the best colors for your hotel and your hotel furniture.
However, many travelers share common emotions and responses that are easily tapped into when incorporating the right colors in your hotel rooms, lobby and communal spaces.LEARN MORE
NOTE: The focus of this blog is on mobility and accessibility considerations for those hotel guests in wheelchairs. To read about other disability accommodations that hotels can, and should, provide -- check out our previous post on ADA requirements.
About 3.3 million people in the U.S. use wheelchairs. The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, in part, to make traveling accommodations accessible to those millions who need it.
But, accommodating guests who require access goes beyond simply providing spaces that are accessible -- the spaces should be attractive, comfortable, and intuitive.LEARN MORE
The Boutique Design New York (BDNY) show is one of our favorite trade shows to attend and exhibit at each year.LEARN MORE
The film-inspired adage “you had me at hello” rings true every time hotel guests turn those doorknobs and step into their home-away-from-home for the coming 24 hours.
First glance is crucial, and anything beyond that only confirms or challenges the initial impression. Customized hotel furniture is a great way to instantly capture a guest’s attention, especially if the pieces are unexpected, intuitive, and attractive.LEARN MORE