About Patrick Landman

As CEO and Founder of Xotels, Patrick Landman has made it his mission to turn independent hotels and resorts into local market leaders. Xotels´ diverse expertise and deep-knowledge across hotel management, hotel operator, asset management, hotel consulting, and revenue management services, enables them to drive results for independent boutique hotels, luxury eco-resorts, and innovative lodging concepts. Below you will find opinion articles written by Patrick Landman.

Top 5 Essential Hotel Management Tips for The Perfect Guest Experience

Top 5 Essential Hotel Management Tips for The Perfect Guest Experience

It is now more important than ever to make every guest's stay be as fulfilling and enjoyable as possible for your hotel. It is simply too great a risk to lose revenues as a result of bad reviews, having to issue refunds, or through other issues that generate guest complaints.

In this article, we reflect on where such issues may arise, how to measure, and how to take fast, effective action allowing you to manage your hotel in the best way possible.

The Importance of Capturing Hotel Guest Data and Email Addresses

Revenue Management Strategies during an Economic Downturn or Global Financial Crisis by Xotels

Capturing hotel guest data and information including email addresses and other contact details has become a fundamental part of any successful hotel management strategy. Central to a winning strategy is an intelligent, modern email marketing approach. Even with the rise of social media and other digital communication channels, email remains the channel of reference for hotels to build a well-rounded distribution strategy, drive direct sales, issue special offers, and promote online reputation management.

Revenue Management in a Crisis or Economic Downturn

Revenue Management Strategies during an Economic Downturn or Global Financial Crisis by Xotels The unofficial definition of Revenue Management used by insiders is ‘the art of turning away business’. This certainly does not apply during the current Covid-19 (coronavirus) global healthcare crisis, and the economic downturn the hotel industry is facing in its aftermath. All the standard strategies and playbooks are out of the window right now. So what to do?

Why Outsource Revenue Management? Advantages and Benefits for Hotels

Why Outsource Revenue Management? Advantages and Benefits for Hotels by Xotels It is a question I often hear when explaining what we do at Xotels. People seem surprised hotels are willing to hand over a vital part of their strategies to a 3rd party. Such a sensitive and key part to the success of your business as revenue management should not be left to an ‘outside’ company many hoteliers respond.

The Hotel Asset Manager: Understanding the Role, Importance and Benefits

The Hotel Asset Manager: Understanding the Role, Importance and Benefits Operating hotels for over more than a decade and a half with the Xotels team, we have noticed that many hotel owners and investors do not always see the need to engage with a hotel asset manager to oversee the strategic management of their lodging business. But if you're not an industry insider, or are not up to speed with the rapidly evolving complexity and competitiveness of the hospitality industry, you might find yourself with a missed opportunity of optimizing profitability as well as mitigating risk exposure. Hotel Asset Management plays a key role in achieving a strong return on investment.

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