Browsing: Hoteliers’ Stories

Hear from fellow hoteliers sharing their experiences using technology, their perspectives on the industry, and their advice for running a hotel business.

For many of us working in hospitality, now is the time of year when business slows down or even enters a seasonal pause. This downtime can be a great opportunity for you to focus on your marketing efforts. That said, sometimes you need a break from thinking about budgets and marketing channels and ROIs. Sometimes you need a little inspiration to revive your marketing motivation and replenish your focus. And sometimes you just want to be under your blanket watching TV. Because you’re human, because you’ve just gotten through a hectic holiday season, and because you’ve earned the right to…

Recently voted Donegal Person of the Year, we caught up with award-winning hotelier Deirdre McGlone of Harvey’s Point to find out what it takes to run an acclaimed hotel. What began some time ago as a humble cottage has since been transformed into a well-appointed, highly celebrated hotel, known among the Irish and globetrotters alike. And we were dying to know how the hotelier responsible made it happen. Recipient of the trivago Awards 2017 for The Best 4-Star Hotel in Ireland, Deirdre, and her team are hospitality experts, with an unmistakable passion for running a hotel. The insights revealed in…

In any business, success comes from drive and passion more than anything else. That said, motivation can wane at times. What better way to restore your focus and reinvigorate your imagination than to read about an inspiring role model? To help keep your motivation high in seasons to come, we’ve crafted a select list of inspiring hoteliers just for you. Frank Fiskers is Inspiring Hoteliers Sustainability Twitter @frankfiskers & @ScandicGlobal Follow him if you appreciate no-nonsense management with a focus on eco-friendly sustainability. He’s considered to be one of the hottest people in the hotel industry for his ability to drastically grow the bottom-line…

Stroll along the olive-strewn mountain passes of the northeastern corner of Corfu, and you may stumble upon its hidden gem and oldest village: Palea Perithia (Old Perithia). At first glance, you wouldn’t know that a once prominent Greco-Venetian town lay just below the rounded peak of Mount Pantokrator. But there’s a village there that embodies the Greek spirit and traditional Corfiot way of life—its secludedness betrayed by a salmon-pink belfry that contrasts Corfu’s signature blue skies and marks the start of the hamlet. When you follow the dirt path down from the church, you’ll discover the 130-building settlement; a striking mix of…