The International Network of Hospitality Consulting Professionals

Mastering The Art of The Interview in Today’s Job Market

There is a reason why professional athletes practice so often. It isn’t that they don’t know how to play the sport they are being paid to play. The reason why professionals practice is so that they succeed the first time.  You never get a second chance to make a first impression. This same reasoning applies […]

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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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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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Covid Triangle

Managing the Risk of Fraud During COVID-19

When I decided to write this article, I picked up my laptop and headed to a neighborhood café to start my draft… Then I remembered what was going on… Back to the kitchen counter… These are truly unprecedented times. I wanted to share with you some thoughts I have around the potential unintended consequences connected […]

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Empty Restaurant

10 Ways Restaurants Can Survive and Thrive through the Pandemic

The restaurant industry is not dead.  It just became a temporary tragic victim within a global traumatic condition that threatens its very survival. There is a difference. There will be many restaurants that will end up closing permanently due to how they handle the overwhelming challenges now facing them and the industry.  However, there will […]

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Gift of Resetting

The Gift of Resetting and New Beginnings

No doubt that today’s situation brings a lot of anxiety and uncertainty, but if we are able to take a more holistic approach to this whole new reality, soon enough we would realize that it’s a new beginning physically, mentally and spiritually for all of us.

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A toy house half way built sitting on blue prints next to money.

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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