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hotel water costs

Tons of Super-Simple Tips for Reducing Hotel Water Usage & Costs

 

You simply can’t afford to keep ignoring your hotel water usage – not just for your profit margin, but also for the environment.

You’ve got a lot more than just rooms to manage. There’s the kitchens, multiple public and in-suite bathroom facilities, pools and hot tubs, laundry, cooling, heating and landscaping. All of these places use incredible amounts of water, and if you don’t understand how quickly those water usage costs can add up, then your hotel could be missing out on some serious money. Learn how to reduce water usage and potentially improve your bottom line in the process.

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housekeeping tips

Housekeeping: Overlooked Tasks When Cleaning Guest Rooms

Your housekeeping staff works hard to ensure the best experience for your guests.

Humans are a messy species. Your housekeeping staff likely has some fascinating anecdotes about the strange things left behind by guests at your hotel. They should have a checklist of all the common things they need to do after a guest checks out, like change the bedding and towels. But there are a lot of other small things that should be considered while your staff is in the room. These small tasks can add up to big savings by keeping guests happy and avoiding the hassle of switching rooms or offering refunds should the guest find something amiss.

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hotel restaurants

The Importance of In-House Restaurants To Hotel Profits

Take the time to go beyond customer expectations. Hotels CAN offer much more than great room service.

On the list of reasons to stay at your hotel, your restaurant is likely ranked pretty low. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Hotels are expected to have restaurants even if most guests think they only need them for breakfast and room service.  The rooms division of a hotel will always be the leader in profitability but other revenue streams can make the difference between scraping by and looking to expand. Taking the time to make your hotel’s restaurant stand out can mean not only keeping more guest dollars in house, but representing your local community.

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clean hotel room

Eco-Friendly Ways to Keep Bedbugs Out Of Your Hotel

Good hotels should have a pest control and prevention plan in place. Learn more…

Good hotels should have a pest control and prevention plan in place. Unfortunately, threats evolve, and one of the largest threats to hotels in recent years is bedbugs. Beyond the itching and the bite marks, these pests can follow your customers home and continue to cause problems long after their stay in your establishment. Nothing can sink your reputation faster than an outbreak of bedbugs, but the chemical pesticides and other methods used by many pest control companies offer solutions that are often as bad as the original problem. Seeking out green pest control companies can help the problem, but before you do, take some time to prevent bedbugs from taking hold in your hotel.

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hotel competition

Prepare for Competition: How to Survive When New Hotels Come to Town

We have a few tips for how established hotels can stay ahead of new hotel competition.

There will always be new competition for your clientele. Whether your hotel exists in a tourist town, near an airport or other public transportation, or in a drive-through city that resides along the route of a popular road trip, your hotel can’t rest on its laurels for long. Newcomers always challenge decade-long-standing hotels—all thanks to novelty. Hotels with a few years under their belts can do a few things to push back against new hotel competition and fight to stay on top of the market.

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hotel safety issues

How Hotel Operators Can Prevent Pool Injuries

Regardless of intent, proper pool safety is a must for hotel operators.

The pool is one of the biggest attractions that lures guests to a hotel. A pool might be part of your fitness area, allowing travelers to keep up with their workouts, or it might be a family space, allowing parents and kids a place to splash away, even if rainy days change vacation agendas. Regardless of intent, proper pool safety is a must for hotel operators—not just to protect your establishment from bad experiences and bad reviews, but also to protect you from liability issues. Taking steps to ensure safe pool operation ahead of time frees up resources for serving guests and ensuring their experiences are the kind they’d like to repeat.

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hotel preventative maintenance

Make Your Hotel Property More Profitable With Preventative Maintenance

Is doing a little work now worth not having to call in expensive experts during an emergency? In the long term, yes.

Benjamin Franklin famously said “A stitch in time saves nine.” The saying is about taking steps now to prevent problems in the future. More often than not, big issues start as little ones, so taking time to resolve little issues before they become big ones can save time, effort and, most importantly to your hotel property: money. The stich in this case is called preventative maintenance. The nine refers to the other stitches you’ll have to make by skipping preventative maintenance.

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