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10 F&B Trends and the Next Big Bang for the Buck

Originally published at HOTEL ONLINE on Feb. 2018. Published here with updates and permission from author. Food and beverage has witnessed health growth over the past couple of years and with this trend there have been some significant shake-ups. The sector has moved increasingly from imitation to innovation. New technology is driving products such as […]

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Responsible Growth, From An Operators Perspective

Over the years and in various roles I found myself in serious disagreements with a brand’s development and hospitality feasibility group.  Sure, we all wanted to grow the business by opening new lodging products within our areas of responsibility. In fact, it was kind of a race from region to region and brand to brand […]

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Successful Bar Operations – Lessons Learned the Hard Way

A story about firing a bartender who was great for profits, but not at following policies. Back in the day, when I was a first time Restaurant & Lounge Manager, fresh faced and full of support for the “corporate way” despite real world realities, I learned a lesson about bartender policies vs. practical sense. My […]

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5 Ways to Combat Hotel Fraud

Nearly $4,000,000,000,000 (trillion) dollars were lost from businesses around the world due to fraud in 2016. The typical organization loses 5 percent of revenue each year to fraud (see source*). How much is 5 percent of your company’s revenue? I bet it’s not a small amount. This article examines 5 ways to combat hotel fraud, […]

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Hotel owner frustratingly looking over hotel loss projection reports.

How to Avoid Lost Hotel Revenue After a Disaster

Disasters are inevitable. So, do you know what reports you will need to determine lost revenue after a disaster?  From a hotel owner perspective, coming up with fact-based hotel projections for lost revenue in the event of a disaster will ensure smooth discussions with your insurer and moving on with rebuilding your business as quickly […]

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