Recommended Reading from HospitalityEducators.com – From Hotels to HTMLs

 

From Hotels to HTMLs: A Complete Guide to Internet Marketing for the Lodging Industry by Anil Aggarwal, Benu Aggarwal
” 5.0 out of 5 stars On Target!,

This one-of-a-kind book offers practical, proven information for hotel professionals on all aspects of Internet marketing, which hoteliers can use to improve their revenue and online presence.

All the strategies illustrated – from traditional search engine marketing to mobile, social media, e-mail, and website optimization – have been successfully deployed to create good return on investment for client hotels of Milestone Internet Marketing.

The book provides practical tips in easy-to-understand language, and offers nearly a dozen handy checklists to monitor a property’s Internet marketing progress.

I have watched the author’s progress in helping hoteliers the past ten years and I extend her our compliments.

Dr. John Hogan CHA CHE CMHS
HospitalityEducators
Hogan Hospitality

Success in hotels and hospitality does not come by accident or chance.

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HospitalityEducators.com was created to help hospitality businesses address problems via a training and information resource site to help you increase your Hotel’s revenue, market share and profitability.  With more than 2,000 pages of tips, guides, best practices, strategies, plans, budgets, videos and resources, HospitalityEducators.com is the #1 independent website for hotel owners and managers.  This site can help you solve your problems now!      Read More  

KEYS TO SUCCESS  is the umbrella title for our programs, hospitality services and columns. This year’s writings focus on a variety of topics for hotel owners, managers and professionals including both my “HOW TO” articles, HOSPITALITY CONVERSATIONS™, Lessons from the Field™, Hotel Common Sense™ , THE P-A-R PRINCIPLE™  and Principles for Success.

Feel free to share an idea for a column at john.hogan@hospitalityeducators.com   anytime or contact me regarding consulting, customized workshops, speaking engagements … And remember – we all need a regular dose of common sense,


 Dr. John Hogan CHA CHE Boston Dec  2010

John Hogan is a successful hospitality executive, educator, author and consultant and is a frequent keynote speaker and seminar leader at many hospitality industry events. He is CEO and Co-Founder of HospitalityEducators.com , which has more than 2000 resource pages and has become the #1 independent website for hotel owners and managers. He is also the Principal of HoganHospitality.com, which offers hotel expert witness services and hospitality consulting.

Contact us for assistance – John.Hogan@HospitalityEducators.com 602-799-5375 HoganHospitality.com : john@hoganhospitality.com

KEYS TO SUCCESS is the umbrella title for our programs, hospitality services and columns. This year’s writings focus on a variety of topics for hotel owners, managers and professionals including both my “HOW TO” articles, HOSPITALITY CONVERSATIONS™, Lessons from the Field™, Hotel Common Sense™, THE P-A-R PRINCIPLE™ and Principles for Success.

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Building Profits – one step at a time | Insights from HospitalityEducators.com

Building Profits – one step at a time

Profit – noun

  • a financial gain, esp. the difference between the amount earned and the amount spent in buying,
  • operating, or producing something : pretax profits | his eyes brightened at the prospect of profit.
  • advantage; benefit

Profitability – adjective

  • (of a business or activity) yielding profit or financial gain.
  • beneficial; useful
  • One of the reasons that people own hotels is for the potential of profitability, both operationally and the
  • longer term increase in the asset value.

Like many industries, the lodging segment of the hospitality industry has its cycles.

The global market place has been adding different dimensions with increasing competition and changing dynamics in both supply additions and demand options.

This resource examines 13 specific strategies that are aimed at improving revenues and monitoring expenses. Examples of international currency are included with each strategy.

1.  Create or participate in a sales blitz campaign with your brand, regional partners, co-op or local Convention and Visitors’ Bureau (CVB)

In this day of global choices and at times illogical discounting, the need to keep your hospitality business name and identity visible and fresh in the minds of existing and potential customers.

Working with others in a collaborative effort will increase your market presence and  will allow you to promote your business in professional and synergistic ways.

Sales blitzes are often supported by online, mail and advertising efforts as well.

The full set of strategies is available at http://www.HospitalityEducators.com with the title

Watch this blog for the remaining BUILDING PROFITS Steps and Suggestions

MAKE YOUR HOTEL MORE PROFITABLE   NOW

Success does not come by accident or chance.

Contact us for assistance.

John.Hogan@HospitalityEducators.com or 602-799-5375

HospitalityEducators.com was created to help hospitality businesses address problems via a training and information resource site to help you increase your Hotel’s revenue, market share and profitability.  With more than 1,000 pages of tips, guides, best practices, strategies, plans, budgets, videos and resources, HospitalityEducators.com is the #1 independent website for hotel owners and managers.  This site can help you solve your problems now!      Read More  

KEYS TO SUCCESS  is the umbrella title for my 2011-2012 programs, hospitality services and columns. This year’s writings focus on a variety of topics for hotel owners, managers and professionals including both my “HOW TO” articles, HOSPITALITY CONVERSATIONS™, Lessons from the Field™, Hotel Common Sense™ , THE P-A-R PRINCIPLE™  and Principles for Success.

Feel free to share an idea for a column at john.hogan@hospitalityeducators.com   anytime or contact me regarding consulting, customized workshops, speaking engagements … And remember – we all need a regular dose of common sense,


 

John Hogan is a successful hospitality executive, educator, author and consultant and is a frequent keynote speaker and seminar leader at many hospitality industry events. He is CEO and Co-Founder of www.HospitalityEducators.com , which delivers focused and affordable counsel in solving specific challenges facing hospitality today.
www.HospitalityEducators.com  is a membership site offering a wide range of information, forms, best practices and ideas designed to help individual hoteliers and hospitality businesses improve their market penetration, deliver service excellence and increase their profitability.

www.HoganHospitality.com
Your Hospitality Resource for the Hotel Owner, Innkeeper, Manager and Hospitality Industry Associations.

Smiles from HospitalityEducators.com | or There are always reasons to celebrate something….and to have a special in the F&B Outlets

The late Andy Rooney had a knack of making listeners or readers smile when he brought to our attention a “tongue in cheek” observation about unusual events or every day activities.

We in the hospitality industry all know the major holidays and events to link special meals and promotions to, but there are literally hundreds of others.    I once hired Max Hitchins of Australia to lead a workshop on this topic and the ideas he shared has led me at different times to look for other, more unusual “events” or days to celebrate locally or in-house and at ZERO cost.  The staff is less bored and may become more energized and the guests appreciate the creativity.

Here are four quick ideas you can use over the next five days:

National Hugging Day

When: Always January 21st

What a great day! This is an opportunity to give and to receive. Give a hug, and you automatically receive one in return. Sure, someone might not hug back. But, how often does that happen!?!

Hugs are loving. Hugs are therapeutic. Hugs are caring. Hugs are celebratory.  Hugs make you feel good inside. Have you ever received a hug from someone who didn’t care? I didn’t think so. That’s proof positive that you’re loved and cared about.

Celebrate today by giving hugs to family, friends and loved ones. You’ll love the warm feeling you get.

Origin of National Hugging Day:

National Hugging Day was created in 1986 by Rev. Kevin Zaborney from Caro, Michigan. Strangely, this day is copyrighted. One would think that hugs should be given freely and without recourse. Regardless, we are thankful to the Reverend Zaborney for creating this day and would love to thank him with a big hug.

 National Pie Day

When : Always January 23rd

The American Pie Council created this day simply to celebrate the pie.

National Pie Day is a special day that is set aside to bake and cook all of your favorite pies. On this day, you are also encouraged to bake a few new pie recipes. And most importantly, it’s a day to eat pies!

A great way to celebrate National Pie Day is to bake some pies and give them away to friends, neighbors, and relatives. You never know, you may be starting a tradition of pie giving between your friends and family.

The American Pie Council sponsors the National Pie Championships. Some of the best pie makers in the world enter their pies.  Perhaps you will enter and win the “American Pie Council’s Best Pie in America” award.


Origin of National Pie Day:

National Pie Day was created by the American Pie Council. The American Pie Celebration began in 1986 to commemorate Crisco’s 75th anniversary of “serving foods to families everywhere.”

National Handwriting Day

When : Always January 23rd

National Handwriting Day is an opportunity to reintroduce yourself to a pen or pencil and a piece of paper. In this day of computers, more and more information, notes, and letters are sent back and forth via a keyboard and cyberspace.

According to the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) website “The purpose of National Handwriting Day is to alert the public to the importance of handwriting. According to WIMA, National Handwriting Day is a chance for all of us to re-explore the purity and power of handwriting.”

Some of the available documentation we read, suggests concern by stationary, paper companies, and pen and pencil manufacturers that the electronic world will shrink demand for their products. But, indeed, statistics show that pen(or pencil) and paper are alive and well, with a growing demand.

Participate in National Handwriting Day by writing a note or letter to someone. Love letters are cool. Notes to people who are ill or incapacitated will be well received.


Origin of National Handwriting Day:

National Handwriting Day was established by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association  in 1977. Their motive is obvious…to promote the consumption of pens, pencils, and writing paper.

January 23rd was chosen because this is the birthday of John Hancock. John Hancock was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.

Beer Can Appreciation Day

When : Always January 24th

Now here’s a day that some of us can really get into!  Actually, the stuff is what is usually appropriated, especially when it icy cold on a hot day.

Beer Can Appreciation Day celebrates that great day in 1935 when beer was first sold in cans.

Okay, laugh if you will. But, believe me when I say that Beer Can Appreciation Day is a big and important day to many people.

A lot of people do not know that there’s a huge number of beer can collectors out there. Collectors meticulously open a beer can from the bottom, empty it (and drink the beer, of course), then wash and dry it. For beer can collectors, there is no shortage of types of beer, cans and bottles, and sizes. A beer can collector may have hundreds of cans and bottles.

News You Can Use: There’s a market for beer cans. If you come across an old can, do not throw it out. Rather, check out the prices in a collector’s catalog, or on Ebay.

Beer Can Appreciation Day provides us with the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the many different kinds of beer cans. Enjoy today by starting, or adding to your beer can collection. As you empty the new cans, drink the contents. After all, you don’t want to be wasteful do you?

Important Note: Please drink responsibly. And, if you drink…….don’t drive.

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Success does not come by accident or chance.

Contact us for assistance.

John.Hogan@HospitalityEducators.com or 602-799-5375

HospitalityEducators.com was created to help hospitality businesses address problems via a training and information resource site to help you increase your Hotel’s revenue, market share and profitability.  With more than 1,000 pages of tips, guides, best practices, strategies, plans, budgets, videos and resources, HospitalityEducators.com is the #1 independent website for hotel owners and managers.  This site can help you solve your problems now!      Read More  

KEYS TO SUCCESS  is the umbrella title for my 2011-2012 programs, hospitality services and columns. This year’s writings focus on a variety of topics for hotel owners, managers and professionals including both my “HOW TO” articles, HOSPITALITY CONVERSATIONS™, Lessons from the Field™, Hotel Common Sense™ , THE P-A-R PRINCIPLE™  and Principles for Success.

Feel free to share an idea for a column at john.hogan@hospitalityeducators.com   anytime or contact me regarding consulting, customized workshops, speaking engagements … And remember – we all need a regular dose of common sense,


 

John Hogan is a successful hospitality executive, educator, author and consultant and is a frequent keynote speaker and seminar leader at many hospitality industry events. He is CEO and Co-Founder of www.HospitalityEducators.com , which delivers focused and affordable counsel in solving specific challenges facing hospitality today.
www.HospitalityEducators.com  is a membership site offering a wide range of information, forms, best practices and ideas designed to help individual hoteliers and hospitality businesses improve their market penetration, deliver service excellence and increase their profitability.

www.HoganHospitality.com
Your Hospitality Resource for the Hotel Owner, Innkeeper, Manager and Hospitality Industry Associations.

Hotels and Hospitality Businesses Must Make Strategic Planning Part of their Every Day Actvities

  Strategic Planning should be PRACTICAL

Peter Drucker introduced the term management by objectives more than 50 years ago.

  1. With his approach to strategic planning, options were identified, considered, discussed and executed.
  2. Using the SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats), hoteliers can actively deal with OTAs, revenue management, asset protection, staff development, competitive marketplaces, and proper market positioning.
  3.  Dealing with these and other issues cannot happen by themselves and will require senior management commitment and support.
  4. These activities can be blended into manageable activities, including:
  •  The full SWOT Analysis
  •  Long-Term Vs. Short-Term
  • Marketing and Sales Plans
  • Budgeting: Focus, Energy, Money
  • ROI Improvement: Revenue Growth, Expenses, Business Fundamentals
  • Staff Performance: Goal Setting, quarterly reviews, semi-annual feedback, annual appraisals and more

We at HospitalityEducators.com have developed a new Leadership Program that assists organizations to refine their approaches to making their hospitality businesses more successful.

This Leadership development component integrates the tangible and intangible qualities of successful leaders.  Participants will acquire an understanding of leadership styles, roles and the management skills needed to compete in the marketplace.

In my 35+ year career as a hotelier, educator and consultant, I have seen repeated successes of those who take the time to follow this process.  We write on it often, share approaches on our site and know it works.

Success does not come by accident or chance.

Contact us for assistance.

John.Hogan@HospitalityEducators.com or 602-799-5375

HospitalityEducators.com was created to help hospitality businesses address problems via a training and information resource site to help you increase your Hotel’s revenue, market share and profitability.  With more than 1,000 pages of tips, guides, best practices, strategies, plans, budgets, videos and resources, HospitalityEducators.com is the #1 independent website for hotel owners and managers.  This site can help you solve your problems now!      Read More  

KEYS TO SUCCESS  is the umbrella title for my 2011-2012 programs, hospitality services and columns. This year’s writings focus on a variety of topics for hotel owners, managers and professionals including both my “HOW TO” articles, HOSPITALITY CONVERSATIONS™, Lessons from the Field™, Hotel Common Sense™ , THE P-A-R PRINCIPLE™  and Principles for Success.

Feel free to share an idea for a column at john.hogan@hospitalityeducators.com   anytime or contact me regarding consulting, customized workshops, speaking engagements … And remember – we all need a regular dose of common sense,


 

John Hogan is a successful hospitality executive, educator, author and consultant and is a frequent keynote speaker and seminar leader at many hospitality industry events. He is CEO and Co-Founder of www.HospitalityEducators.com , which delivers focused and affordable counsel in solving specific challenges facing hospitality today.
www.HospitalityEducators.com  is a membership site offering a wide range of information, forms, best practices and ideas designed to help individual hoteliers and hospitality businesses improve their market penetration, deliver service excellence and increase their profitability.

www.HoganHospitality.com
Your Hospitality Resource for the Hotel Owner, Innkeeper, Manager and Hospitality Industry Associations.

Amplified Support of Hospitality Associations: #2 of 13 Important Changes We Need and Want in 2012 – from HospitalityEducators.com

This is a continuing series from a non-traditional commissioned year-end column that was not a prediction of trends nor a list of New Year’s resolutions.  I felt honored to have been asked by the editor of one of the world’s best known online publications to consider and share my thoughts on what we want to see more in the  new year.

The list includes what we want and need in 2012, which is reflected in the title that asks
“if hospitality is still an industry that motivates entrepreneurs.”

#2:  Amplified Support of Hospitality Associations

A generation ago, many hospitality associations served as primarily professional centers of information and socializing.

Today they have become centers of activity and provide other needed services for Hotels, Restaurants,  clubs, spas and other hospitality businesses.

Some of those services include

  1. education – the need for ongoing continuing education has never been more evident.  Associations at the local, provincial/state and national levels augment that offered by brands and fill a major role for those that take advantage of it
  2. political lobbying – hospitality and tourism is a major employer and tax collection center in many areas of the world, yet it has often not been at the center of attention in sharing views on how the industry is addressed.  In the past 15 years or so, national associations have begun to assertively state the goals and opinions of the components of the hospitality industry, but there is much more that should be done NOW.
  3. networking  – social media is growing in its reach to people globally, but the hospitality industry remains a high touch industry.  Personal contacts, face to face meetings and collaboration on important issues cannot be replaced by technology alone and associations fill that role
  4.  consumer marketing  – Technology does play a major role in certain marketing efforts and local and regional associations provide exceptional support in promoting consumer awareness and the uniqueness of what is offered.

Individuals, companies, brands and other regional organizations should consider more active support of Hospitality Associations – because we are all in this together!

   Success does not come by accident or chance.        

 Contact us for assistance – John.Hogan@HospitalityEducators.com

or 602-799-5375 

HospitalityEducators.com was created to help hospitality businesses address problems via a training and information resource site to help you increase your Hotel’s revenue, market share and profitability.  With more than 950 pages of tips, guides, best practices, strategies, plans, budgets, videos and resources, HospitalityEducators.com has become the #1 independent website for  hotel owners and managers.  This site can help you solve your problems now!      Read More 

Special Pricing For a Limited Time for Readers of this column
Code RFS35

Use The Reader Feedback Special for an annual membership at a cost of less than 35 cents per day!

 

KEYS TO SUCCESS  is the umbrella title for my 2012 programs, hospitality services and columns. This year’s writings focus on a variety of topics for hotel owners, managers and professionals including both my “HOW TO” articles, HOSPITALITY CONVERSATIONS™, Lessons from the Field™, Hotel Common Sense™ , THE P-A-R PRINCIPLE™  and Principles for Success.

Feel free to share an idea for a column at john.hogan@hospitalityeducators.com   anytime or contact me regarding consulting, customized workshops, speaking engagements … And remember – we all need a regular dose of common sense.

John Hogan, Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE),

Certified Hotel  Administrator (CHA),Certified Master Hotel Supplier (CMHS)

John Hogan is a successful hospitality executive, educator, author and consultant and is a frequent keynote speaker and seminar leader at many hospitality industry events. He is Co-Founder of www.HospitalityEducators.com , which delivers focused and affordable counsel in solving specific challenges facing hospitality today.

Consulting Expertise and Research Interest

1.    Turn-around and revenue management

2.    Professional Development for the Organization and the Individual

3.    Customer Service

4.      Making Cultural Diversity Real

5.    Developing Academic Hospitality programs

6.    Medical Lodging Consulting

7.    Sales Management and training

If you need assistance in any of these areas or simply an independent review or opinion on a hospitality challenge, contact me directly for a prompt response and very personalized attention.

www.HospitalityEducators.com  is a membership site offering a wide range of information, forms, best practices and ideas designed to help individual hoteliers and hospitality businesses improve their market penetration, deliver service excellence and increase their profitability.

www.HoganHospitality.com

Your Hospitality Resource for the Hotel Owner, Innkeeper, Manager and Hospitality Industry Associations

CONTACT        John Hogan, CHE CHA CMHS

United States – Phoenix, Phone: 602-799-5375

www.hoganhospitality.com / Email: info@hoganhospitality.com

Rethinking “The Little Man” – A Message From HospitalityEducators.com on Small Business Saturday

Over the last month, I have received a number of similar emails on a topic we all understand- supporting local businesses. Some of these emails have come from people I know well and others from casual acquaintances. Some have politically oriented messages in them, while others express a sense of real frustration with politics as usual.

The portion of these messages I have appreciated revolves creating a mind-set for this year’s gift giving  to be different. This year, people can give the gift of genuine concern for other people in their town and state.  The mind-set change is to realize there is no longer an excuse that  nothing can be found that is produced locally.  Oh…. Yes there is!

Alan Jackson wrote about this a few years ago – he sings the message very clearly

These messages sent to me have urged readers to think creatively, a bit outside the proverbial box. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box?

Remember, this isn’t about big national chains. This is about supporting your local, home town operated and owned businesses that have their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.  Now many local businesses are franchises of national brands, but locally owned and operated.  Profits remain  in your community, as do most of the jobs and tax revenue.

Some thoughts shared so far from others include:

1. Everyone — yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local Hometown hair salon or barber?
2. Gym membership? It’s appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.
3. Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, locally owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.
4. Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking down a large amount on the latest gizmo made who-knows-where which benefits someone from far-away?  Why not consider having their driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local bowling alley or public golf course within your community?

5. There are hundreds and thousands of locally operated and owner-run restaurants — all offering gift certificates.
6. As an option to dinner,  what about a half dozen pre-paid breakfasts at the local breakfast shop?
7. How many people couldn’t use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle done at a shop run by the local small business?
8. Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.

9. My computer often could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young entrepreneur  who is struggling to get his/her repair business up and running.
10.  OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves and hats. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.
11.  Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip.
12.  How about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre?  Community colleges and local community theatre offer excellent shows at a bargain price.

13.   Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.
14.  Do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand imported lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community.  I wonder where the rest goes…..
15.  Leave the mailman, trash truck driver, babysitter or anyone else who provides you a service throughout the year a nice tip.
16.  Facials and massages at a local spa are gender neutral and appreciated by all.

17.  Many in the local hotel business offer gift certificates – consider using them locally.   Many provide excellent packages and there are advantages in trying something closer to home sometimes.
18.  Hotel owners and managers at times find themselves cash strapped, but creativity can balance that.  Consider reciprocal arrangements with comparable properties as gifts for deserving staff and their families.  The cash cost is negligible and the appreciation can be enormous.

19.  How many more ways can you think if to support your locally owned and operated hometown businesses?

The term Small Business Saturday sounded great to me at first glance, but seemed to evolve into just another promotion from the credit card companies or advertising agencies.   I have no problem with the term, but we need to make it real.

Christmas and the end of the year holidays should not be about  draining  hometown pockets so that some other country  can build another glittering city. It should be about caring about US (We the People  Everywhere ) and  encouraging hometown small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. When we care about others in our hometown, we care about our communities and the benefits come back to us in ways we could not imagine. Let THIS be the new tradition!!

Alan Jackson wrote about this a few years ago – he sings the message very clearly

 The Little Man

 

   Success does not come by accident or chance.        

 Contact us for assistanceJohn.Hogan@HospitalityEducators.com or 602-799-5375  

 


HospitalityEducators.com was created to help hospitality businesses address problems via a training and information resource site to help you increase your Hotel’s revenue, market share and profitability.  With more than 950 pages of tips, guides, best practices, strategies, plans, budgets, videos and resources, HospitalityEducators.com has become the #1 independent website for  hotel owners and managers.  This site can help you solve your problems now!      Read More 

Special Pricing For a Limited Time for Readers of this column
Code RFS35

Use The Reader Feedback Special for an annual membership at a cost of less than 35 cents per day!

 

KEYS TO SUCCESS  is the umbrella title for my 2011-2012 programs, hospitality services and columns. This year’s writings focus on a variety of topics for hotel owners, managers and professionals including both my “HOW TO” articles, HOSPITALITY CONVERSATIONS™, Lessons from the Field™, Hotel Common Sense™ , THE P-A-R PRINCIPLE  and Principles for Success.

Feel free to share an idea for a column at john.hogan@hospitalityeducators.com   anytime or contact me regarding consulting, customized workshops, speaking engagements … And remember – we all need a regular dose of common sense.

                                      

     John Hogan, Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE), Certified Hotel      Administrator (CHA),

Certified Master Hotel Supplier (CMHS)


John Hogan is a successful hospitality executive, educator, author and consultant and is a frequent keynote speaker and seminar leader at many hospitality industry events. He is Co-Founder of www.HospitalityEducators.com , which delivers focused and affordable counsel in solving specific challenges facing hospitality today.

Consulting Expertise and Research Interest

1.    Turn-around and revenue management

2.    Professional Development for the Organization and the Individual

3.    Customer Service

4.      Making Cultural Diversity Real

5.    Developing Academic Hospitality programs

6.    Medical Lodging Consulting

7.    Sales Management and training

 

If you need assistance in any of these areas or simply an independent review or opinion on a hospitality challenge, contact me directly for a prompt response and very personalized attention.

www.HospitalityEducators.com  is a membership site offering a wide range of information, forms, best practices and ideas designed to help individual hoteliers and hospitality businesses improve their market penetration, deliver service excellence and increase their profitability.

www.HoganHospitality.com

Your Hospitality Resource for the Hotel Owner, Innkeeper, Manager and Hospitality Industry Associations

CONTACT        John Hogan, CHE CHA CMHS

United States – Phoenix, Phone: 602-799-5375

www.hoganhospitality.com / Email: info@hoganhospitality.com

 

A surprising selection (to some) of the Best Hotel In the World and Observations from HospitalityEducators.com

 Observations from    HospitalityEducators.com on the          “Best Hotel in the World”

We all have preconceived notions of the word “best”.  When defining the “best hotel in the world”, that definition will likely have different connotations for most of us.

Does the “best” have to be part of a brand? Does it need to be in a major city?

Must it have all of the latest in high tech amenities, or does high touch play more of a role?

In these days of instant communication of information, traveler reviews, 3rd party quality assessments and more, identifying the “best” may be a challenge.  Or perhaps not.

 Image: Singita Game Reserves

Travel + Leisure just declared Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to be the best hotel in the world.

It received a score of 98.44 out of 100 on a list based on reader surveys.
The hotel, which is made up of two lodges and a tent camp, offers unparalleled luxury in the thick of the wild.

It is located on the migratory route traversed annually by more than a million wildebeest, providing guests with incredible photo opportunities from their bedroom windows.
Despite its remote location, Singita’s guests are treated to five-star service and accommodations.

Rooms in the tents and villas start at around $1,095(54000RS) per person per night; rates include daily game drives, food, and drink.

The top 25 hotels in the world are listed at the end of the article  following the photos – enjoy either below or at

Travel & Leisure Best Hotels in the World

 

  • Luxury suite at Singita Ebony Lodge
  • Private plunge pool at one of the Singita Ebony Lodge suites
  • Main lounge at Singita Ebony Lodge
  • Lower deck at Singita Ebony Lodge
  • Aerial view of Singita Ebony Lodge and the Sand River
  • Exterior of a luxury suite at Singita Boulders Lodge
  • Boulder in our wine cellar which gave Singita Boulders Lodge its name
  • Private bathroom overlooking the Sand River at Singita Boulders Lodge
  • Main lounge at Singita Boulders Lodge
  • Luxury suite at Singita Boulders Lodge
  • Twilight dinner at Singita Boulders Lodge pool
  • Verandah at dusk at Singita Castleton Camp
  • Bedroom at Singita Castleton Camp
  • Bush breakfast at Singita Castleton Camp
  • Verandah at Singita Castleton Camp
  • Luxury suite at Singita Boulders Lodge

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Top 100 Hotels

Rank ’10 Name Score
1 Singita Grumeti Reserves (Sasakwa Lodge, Sabora Tented Camp, Faru Faru Lodge), Serengeti National Park, Tanzania 98.44
2 Singita Sabi Sand (Ebony Lodge, Boulders Lodge, Castleton Camp), Sabi Sand Wildtuin, South Africa 97.95
3 Royal Malewane, Kruger Area, South Africa 97.88
4 ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya Game Parks 97.71 Debut
5 Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India 97.70
6 Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana 97.10
7 Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai, Thailand 97.00
8 Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur, India 96.92
9 Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania 96.71
10 Serengeti Migration Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania 96.50
11 The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, North Island, New Zealand 96.25
12 Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Nanyuki, Kenya 95.64
13 Posada de Mike Rapu, Explora Rapa Nui, Easter Island 95.47 Debut
14 Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India 95.33
15 Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis 95.24
16 La Résidence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang, Laos 95.20
16 Four Seasons Resort, Carmelo, Uruguay 95.20 $
18 Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania 95.14
19 Palacio Duhau, Park Hyatt, Buenos Aires 94.97
20 Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana 94.82
21 Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy 94.75
22 Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key, Florida 94.56
23 Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok 94.49
24 Stafford London by Kempinski , London 94.40
24 Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee 94.40