Both my business partner Remko West and I started of our careers via internships during our studies at Hotelschool Maastricht in the Netherlands. It is the perfect stepping stone from the college environment into the real live working place. Hence at Xotels we have kept the tradition of trainees joining our ranks, to gain hands on knowledge and experience. We would like to share some of their personal experiences and success stories with you.
Amsterdam, 2015-10-16: Busy Rooms and Xotels today announced a strategic partnership that has developed a state of the art revenue management dashboard for the hotel industry.
The solution will provide hoteliers with unique management information and serves as a revenue management tool to optimize hotel performance.
It was merely a matter of time before we would also enter into the African hospitality industry. We have been getting a lot of request over the last few years to bring our revenue management outsourcing services to this continent.
As always we have been waiting for the right opportunity. And with the Dhow Inn at Paje Beach in Zanzibar we are now embarking on an exciting journey.
The review score of your hotel is a key driver of your financial success. Guests score you of course on the level of service and product you provide. It is in essence a grade of the experience at your hotel.
There are some easy hotel marketing steps you can take though to improve the guest review score of your hotel. It is a game of putting the %s in your favor. Basically, in general, the more reviews you get, the better you rank.
When discussing Flash Sales there appears to be a lot of dislike in the hotel industry. The consensus could be summarized as that commissions of such email subscription promotional websites are way too high and discounts required are way too steep. Moreover you will be undercutting your own direct price positioning.
If your hotel runs at 95%+ occupancy each year, I of course might have to agree with you. However if your hotel is distressed or under-performing, you should look for opportunities to generate growth. From a revenue management perspective that is. Because in the end the cost of extra revenue is not extra cost!
At Xotels we are very fortunate to have been working with various exceptional and innovative hotel concepts over the years. The key to success, as we see it, is breaking paradigms and challenging the status quo. And so does our latest partner, Zoku. They have just launched their brand, announcing The End of the Hotel Room ...