Not long time ago Xotels celebrated 10 years. Ten years of successful business in Hotel Revenue Management, turning our partner Hotels into ‘bestsellers’. We advice, we manage, we calculate, we analyze, we represent, we sell. We evaluate your numbers and drive your revenue, we set up strategies, we push your sales and we improve your marketing strategies. We train your staff, we build your website, we optimize your search engines, we turn your properties into top accommodations.
Reflecting upon 2015, we can say it has been a very dynamic year, with some amazing results. We have expanded our portfolio of independent hotels with 11 new hotels of which 4 were new openings. Our hotel management group is now 40 properties strong, and we have some new properties already lined up to join in 2016.5.
2015 was a record year for our blog. We had 40% more traffic and readers. And if you look at the amount social likes and shares, you can see our articles are really hitting a good note with hoteliers. In this post we are reviewing the most popular revenue management and hotel marketing articles of 2015.
Almost 10 years into our adventure with Xotels, it still gives me a kick when we get a new hotel on board. We have are now almost hitting 40 properties with our portfolio, and it is still as exciting as when we got our first revenue management client. This time it is a new market for us, Switzerland. Yes, we are now moving into the territory of traditional Swiss hospitality.
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.
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, in the short stay market. They have just launched their brand, announcing The End of the Hotel Room ...
Looking back at 2014, we can only conclude that it has been a great year for Xotels and our Revenue Management portfolio. We have expanded our properties with 52% to 35 hotels, with a total hotel room inventory of 4.180. We are becoming a sizeable player in the hotel management arena.
Again in 2014 we have published some articles very popular with our revenue management fans. What really struck a chord? Check out our most read hotel blog list and rankings for this year.