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How Hotels Can Exceed at Accommodating All Types of Guests

Kacey Bradley | July 24, 2019

By Kacey Bradley Half the fun of working in the hospitality industry is that you never know who's going to walk into your hotel. It's an especially exciting scenario when you've done all you can to ensure a stay at your accommodation will suit every single guest who visits. Of course, doing so many seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some simple ways you can go above and beyond for anyone who checks into your hotel: 1. Always Correct Errors With Haste First and foremost, you have to put the customer first. Imagine, for example, that they made a request in their booking that you forgot when finalizing the reservation. Your...

5 Ways to Drive Incremental Revenue to Your Hotel

Patrick Landman | June 27, 2019

By Patrick Landman In last year’s article on hotel ancillary revenue we shared insider tips on how to generate extra revenue at your hotel or resort. We explained, among other things, how to upsell and cross-sell your services and how to leverage underutilized areas to increase revenue. These main strategies will stay relevant during the coming years, but there are now novel ways of increasing revenue per guest too. In this article, we will go into detail about these new methods of using the strategies mentioned previously and discuss other tips and tricks to supercharge your revenue by getting your guests to spend more. 1. New Wa...

Loyalty Is Poised for Disruption: How to Award Loyalty the Right Way

Sara O’Brien | June 18, 2019

By Sara O'Brien Traditional points-based loyalty programs have been around since 1983, emerging as a unique way for major brands to build stronger relationships with their most valued customers. At the time consumers found them appealing and interesting, allowing hotel brands to generate buzz and additional revenue. But much has changed in the last 40 years. Technology and A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) have evolved to be able to deliver things people want when they want them. Netflix recommends which movie you’d like to watch next and Amazon can tell you what you should buy for your child’s birthday this year. Yet, so many hospital...

Sutton Place Vancouver Partners With Knowcross to Enhance Service Quality

Knowcross | May 28, 2019

Washington D.C., May 28 2019 - KNOWCROSS, the preferred service quality management platform of the finest hotels across the globe, is happy to announce the implementation of the Knowcross platform at the Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver. The implementation adds to the growing Knowcross clientele in Canada. Keeping in line with their status of being a perennial Conde Nast Traveler Gold List favorite and one of Travel and Leisure's Top 500 List, The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver has decided maximize operational productivity and set newer standards of guest service quality by deciding to implement KNOW Housekeeping, KNOW Service and KNOW Glitc...

Why You Are a Difficult Hospitality Employee

Don Kermath | March 19, 2019

By Don Kermath It's true, you are someone's difficult person. As hospitality workers we find some guests to be exceptionally difficult. However, guests are the reason we exist. Guests deserve the best possible service, but so do your fellow employees. They are your customers as well – your internal customers. if your guests deserve the very best service and they are your customer, don't your colleagues deserve your very best service too? A new study by ALICE (a hotel operations platform), shows 62% of guests say that rude staff made their stay frustrating. Any employee who is rude to guests is also likely to be rude to employees. ...

Humans and AI: How to Improve Guest Services in a New Collaborative Way

Raj Singh | March 14, 2019

By Raj Singh It's commonly known that assembly line workers often experience burnout from the repetitive, mind-numbing nature of their jobs. In their instance, though, there's not much they can do on the job to battle their burnout and job dissatisfaction that still allows them to retain their jobs. It's a take-it-or-leave-it situation. The parallel in hospitality guest services - the frontline employee who fields repetitive, oftentimes mundane guest requests all day. Fortunately, there's an emerging alternative: a new breed of collaborative solution where humans and artificial intelligence (AI) work together. This hybri...

The Great Connector: The Hotel Mobile App

David Millili | February 21, 2019

By David Millili, CEO of Runtriz The era of engagement. The digital age. Social media revolution. A lot of terms describe the time we're living in, but what they all have in common is connection. The idea of creating connection goes far beyond the business side of our lives. We hear it everywhere that creating connections with friends, loved ones, and community will sustain us—and those around us. And though some will say technology gets in the way when we're glued to mobile phones, for instance, there's no doubt that technology has allowed us to scale up our connections, both professionally and personally, in never-before-seen wa...

Sense of Place Has a Human Side

Larry Mogelonsky | October 24, 2018

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.hotelmogel.com) Too often when we refer to the concept of a 'sense of place', our thoughts tend to drift towards the physicality of a hotel – mainly its exterior and interior design elements. Yes, these are both insurmountably important towards creating a unique impression on guests and bringing them into your property's exceptional experience, but they are hardly everything. While next down the list would be guestroom design, staff uniforms, authentically local additions to F&B, lobby or spa treatments and perhaps the keepsakes you give guests at checkout, one area that you cannot overlo...

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