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5 Considerations for a First Time Hotel Buyer

Brave enough to buy a hotel during a pandemic? The shocking decrease in demand created by Covid-19 crippled balance sheets and sidelined many of the traditional hotel buyers such as hotel REITs, current owners, and Private Equity groups. As liquidity pressure mounts on current owners, quality hotel opportunities are certainly going to come on the […]

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ThinkUp Enterprises - Lily Mockerman and Kathryn Baker

5 Scary Topics for your Next Hotel Strategy Meeting

The absolute best Hotel Strategy Meetings are many things – engaging, animated, results–oriented, productive, decisive, relevant, and maybe even enjoyable. We like to say that this meeting should be the single most important hour of the week for strategy and decision-making. So why would we want to bring scary into this meeting? Because the world […]

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Five Marketing Techniques Hoteliers Can Count On

Hospitality marketing teams have a tough job to do these days.  Pivot, pivot – and pivot again.   As we all know, the familiar world around us has become quite unfamiliar, and, the predictable – unpredictable.  With so many situations up in the air, it often feels like a challenge to just stay sane. In light […]

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How Hospitality Can Get Back To Business

A few months ago, travel forecasts were optimistic, growing, carefree. Consider the following developments: New brands were being introduced at a never before seen pace (e.g., Hilton’s Tru and MOTTO, IHG’s Avid and VOVO) Existing brands were being upgraded, new companies were getting into the travel business (e.g., LVMH’s acquisition of Belmond and launch of […]

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Recovery Following 9/11: A Case Study to Apply to Today’s Pandemic

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester is a national historic landmark built in 1926. This 15,000 square foot building seated 1800 people. The building was refurbished and remodeled as a multi-concept entertainment venue to support private and semiprivate catered events. Let’s review the analysis of the situation, the outcome and how these findings can be […]

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Leadership & Legacy: How Will You Be Remembered?

We all crave good leadership and/or want to be that “person”. Especially in times of crisis when chaos seems to be swirling around us. As the lodging and F&B industry begins to reemerge from the pandemic induced shutdown, we will need true leadership. So, what does a good leader actually look like or act like? […]

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Pending Storm

Crisis Management for Pandemic, Hurricane or Terrorist Threat

What Makes for Successful Crisis Management? Whether you are responding to a potential pandemic, a natural catastrophe or a terrorist threat the opportunity for success is driven by preparedness. By this we mean proactive planning, mock drills, learning from history, constant review, updating and never letting your guard down – you can’t make it up […]

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