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Looking for great hotel tips? Look no further than these insightful articles on saving money, reducing energy usage, attracting guests, increasing restaurant revenue, keeping guests safe and getting the most out of your hard working staff.

What can going green do for you? Proactive steps like energy efficient appliances, motion sensor sinks and lights, low flow toilets and showers and educating guests and staff about water usage and laundry are all ways to lower costs and attract more patrons to your hotel. In order to beat the competition, get creative with your restaurant – sourcing locally or even from your own gardens or rooftop garden. Make sure the details in each room are attended too – coffee pots and alarm clocks are working and everything is spotless.

Pool safety is a concern for all hotels with a pool – make sure important features like handrails and drain covers are properly installed and in working order. Other preventative maintenance in your hotel can range from small things like making sure lightbulbs works to checking up on large systems like your HVAC. With so many things to consider in the hotel business, wouldn’t it be great if someone managed your water heater for you? Call Reliable Water Services today and let us take care of all your water heater needs so you don’t have to.

 

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Hotels & Hospitality

4 Vital Hotel Housekeeping Duties to Keep Guests Happy

Want to make sure your hotel stands out to guests? Keep your guests happy by focusing on these four vital hotel housekeeping duties.

Keeping track of hotel housekeeping duties may seem like an afterthought to busy hotel owners, but offering subpar housekeeping is terrible for the hospitality business. Guests notice cleanliness above fancy amenities and luxuries. A clean, well run hotel is the key to keeping guests satisfied. In the long run, making hotel housekeeping duties a top priority saves you time, stress, and bad reviews.

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Hotels & Hospitality

Airbnb vs. Hotel: Why Quality Hotels Continue to Outshine the Competition

The Airbnb vs. hotel debate is often a difficult choice for vacationers. Hotel owners should focus on these four areas to keep customers coming back.

Airbnb vs. hotel? It’s a hot topic among travelers and continues to change the approach of the hospitality industry. Airbnb allows hosts to rent out properties and rooms to guests. While this is an appealing option for some, it’s not without drawbacks. Hotels offer greater reliability, benefits, and amenities that vacation rentals simply can’t match. So, if you want to beat the Airbnb competition, here’s what you need to know to keep your vacancies low.

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Ever wonder if the hotel safety and security measures taken at your establishment are enough? Here are 5 effective ways to keep both your guests and your employees safe.
Hotels & Hospitality

Hotel Safety and Security: 5 Ways to Keep Guests Protected

Protect your guests and your business from trouble by establishing strong hotel safety and security procedures.

When guests book with you, they’re expecting a high level of hotel safety and security. After all, patrons are entrusting you with the well-being of themselves and their loved ones, in addition to the protection of their belongings. Precautions like extra secure room keys and peephole covers are the minimum when it comes to security but it’s the hotels who go above and beyond that really stand out. Guests sleep easy knowing hotel safety and security is a top priority for you and your staff. Keep your guests free from harm and satisfied with their experience with these safety tips.

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Hotels & Hospitality, Industry News & Tips

3 Effective Ways to Gain Return Customers at Your Hotel

Running a successful hotel is reliant on building meaningful relationships with satisfied guests, who then become return customers.

Happy guests become return customers at your hotel. Repeat business means guaranteed income and less money spent on attracting new guests. The National Law Review found it costs 5 times more to gain a new customer than it does to keep your current clientele happy and content. Hotel owners know return customers are good for your bank account and for building your establishment’s positive reputation.

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Looking for energy saving solutions for your hotel? Every hotel owner should try these simple ideas that are good for the environment and your bottom line.
Energy Savings & Money Savings, Hotels & Hospitality, Industry News & Tips

Energy Saving Solutions Every Hotel Owner Should Try

The idea of implementing energy saving solutions at your hotel sounds great in theory; but in practice, it can raise concerns.

Guest experience is important and not every visitor wants to feel like they’re “roughing it.” We all know running a hotel is expensive and as an owner, you’re looking for ways to save. Cutting corners to implement energy saving solutions at your hotel can negatively impact guests’ experience and result in less-satisfied customers. It’s important to find a balance. Here’s how to adopt energy saving solutions without sacrificing your guests’ comfort.

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Hotels & Hospitality, Industry News & Tips

How to Run a Family-Friendly Hotel (and Why You Should)

Family-friendly hotels are a growing trend in the hospitality industry.

Implementing special activities and perks specifically for kids and families is a great way to attract more people and expand your customer base. Providing kid-friendly travel amenities doesn’t mean completely reinventing your establishment as a daycare center. The most popular family hotels offer benefits for all ages including adults, teenagers, and young children. Incorporating specialized pricing options, discounts and conveniences for a variety of guests are some simple ways to begin transforming your establishment into a family-friendly hotel. Here are 5 of the most suitable ways to increase the child-friendliness of your hotel, that ALL your guests will appreciate.

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Hotels & Hospitality, Industry News & Tips

8 Hotel Room Amenities to WOW Your Guests

As every hotel owner knows, the hospitality industry is very competitive.

Hotels must stay up to date on the popular trends and hotel amenities to keep vacancies down. Offering extra room amenities doesn’t mean you need to invest in every trend or latest invention. Oftentimes, popular room amenities start with simple necessities like an excellent variety of toiletries or quality towels, bedding and pillows. Make sure you’re providing all the basic luxuries before expanding your hotel room services. Here are 8 popular amenities to entice your guests and keep them satisfied.

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Hotels & Hospitality, Industry News & Tips, Water Heater Safety

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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Hotels & Hospitality, 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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