The pre-opening phase of a new hotel is both a big challenge and a great opportunity at the same time. We are currently going through and preparing for the opening of new hotels in various destinations throughout Europe, and are working hard to avoid common mistakes made in this process. We have listed some of our hotel pre-opening tips below.
Does this type of revenue management conversation sound familiar?
GM : 'Thank you for showing us the numbers, but I really believe we have to hold the rates.'
RM : 'But the trend show we are behind in our business on the books.'
GM : 'Trust me, I have experience. I know this city, these rates will sell, we will do fine.'
RM : 'But ...'
GM : 'That is my final decision. Let’s move on.'
The independent hotel portfolio of Xotels reports strong REVPAR results for the first quarter of 2012. Both January and March showd growth across the board, where February more or less flat vs. 2011. The forecast for Q2 2012 is very promising and looks to bring us record revenues.
The most effective way to be really successful in business is by challenging the status quo. Especially in a highly saturated industry like hotels, to compete and outperform the market you need a disruptive business model which delivers on a level competition cannot reach. There are many options to disrupt your local hotel market ...
In 2011 we took our hotel revenue management and marketing blog to the next level. We launched a new design and layout an integrated FaceBook comments plus social bookmarking buttons (FB Like, Google +, Tweet & LinkedIn Share). It created a whole new dynamics and increased the interaction with our fans.