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Hotels New Normal is No Normal

Since the pandemic began in early 2020, we all have been seeking a return to normal. Now, in early 2022, we are still looking for the “New Normal.” Until health officials can determine a way to manage COVID and its variants nationwide, the New Normal is No Normal. Change will continue, stability will be [...]

By |2022-11-21T06:16:32-05:00February 10th, 2022|Hospitality Challenges, Hospitality Focus, Hospitality Outlook|Comments Off on Hotels New Normal is No Normal

Hospitality Hello to 2022: 4 Key Focused Areas

Hoteliers are saying “goodbye “and some are saying “good riddance” to 2021, although, for many, 2021 was better than most of 2020. Budgets and forecasts are complete for the new year and hotels are now implementing business plans, and the road to driving occupancy and rate is underway. Owners are expecting a good return on [...]

By |2022-11-21T08:15:59-05:00December 16th, 2021|Hospitality Focus|Comments Off on Hospitality Hello to 2022: 4 Key Focused Areas

Morning, Afternoon and Evening Delight

In the hospitality industry, we survive and thrive on delight. How do we define happiness and delight? Well, in many ways! The whole purpose of our industry is to keep our guests happy and delighted! I need to be candid. We are dealing with trying to recover from a global pandemic, and we don’t [...]

By |2022-11-21T08:14:07-05:00November 4th, 2021|Hotel Innovation|Comments Off on Morning, Afternoon and Evening Delight

Cancer is Like a Rollercoaster: And I’m Here to Tell You Why

Twice a year, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and on my Cancer-Versary in April, I pause to reflect back on how far I’ve come and all that I’m grateful for. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, and in a clarifying moment, my life as I knew it with work, business [...]

By |2022-04-15T02:55:30-04:00October 28th, 2021|Life Thoughts|Comments Off on Cancer is Like a Rollercoaster: And I’m Here to Tell You Why

Passion in the Workplace (Yup. I said it.)

Passion in the Workplace (Yup. I said it.) Maybe you’ve been there, or maybe you haven’t. I think that passion in the workplace is absolutely necessary for your success. Not just in the office, but in life. Passion is defined as strong and barely controllable emotion. So many people suppress their passion in life. And [...]

By |2022-08-13T08:57:01-04:00October 16th, 2021|Hospitality Strong|Comments Off on Passion in the Workplace (Yup. I said it.)

Hotels P&L’s Get Ready for Increase in Occupancy

Is Traveler Confidence Increasing and is Your Hotel's P&L ready? Everyday in the hospitality industry, we learn about increase projections in 2021 and beyond for air travel, and hotel occupancy in both the leisure and business travel markets. Even though experts publish various data regarding consumers intent to travel in 2021, everyone does agree [...]

By |2022-09-19T09:21:00-04:00February 24th, 2021|Hospitality Outlook|Comments Off on Hotels P&L’s Get Ready for Increase in Occupancy

Is Wellness a Standard or Amenity in Hotels?

Wellness Hospitality in 2021 According to many lodging experts, the shift to redefine “wellness” in the hospitality industry is on the rise since the global pandemic began and the development of programs designed to give guests the comfort and sense of well-being is major focus in branded and independent hotels. Historically, and certainly pre-COVID-19, guests’ [...]

By |2022-08-06T18:45:20-04:00January 13th, 2021|Hotel Innovation|Comments Off on Is Wellness a Standard or Amenity in Hotels?
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