Why Great Employees Quit | Ep. #173

. . Are you losing great employees and are not sure why? The answer might be some of your rules. Welcome to another edition of Hospitality Property School. I am your instructor, Gerry MacPherson. . . There are hospitality property owners and managers out there who are doing things the way it always has been done because that is the way it has always been done. Over the years, these owners or managers might have driven their best people away [...]

Why Great Employees Quit | Ep. #1732020-02-13T12:59:10+01:00

Hotel Questionnaire – The Right Survey Questions to Ask | Ep. #172

. . How can you find out what your customers want? Using surveys (the right way!) can lead to more bookings. I am going to share the right questions to ask. Welcome to another edition of Hospitality Property School. I am your instructor, Gerry MacPherson. . . Today, I am going to look at the right survey questions to ask and how to write them. . The first thing is you have to know how well you really know your [...]

Hotel Questionnaire – The Right Survey Questions to Ask | Ep. #1722020-02-18T10:52:05+01:00

Renewable Energy – For Hotels, Resorts, Inns & Bed & Breakfasts | Ep. #171

. . Investing in renewable & eco-friendly resources for hospitality properties used to be a luxury, but is now, not only is it necessary, it can help you improve your properties overall profit and patronage. I will share with you ways you can utilise green technology. Welcome to another edition of Hospitality Property School. I am your instructor, Gerry MacPherson. . . Hospitality properties have often demonstrated their role as first movers for green technology. . Every property is unique [...]

Renewable Energy – For Hotels, Resorts, Inns & Bed & Breakfasts | Ep. #1712020-05-15T15:30:57+02:00

Must Have Hotel, Resort, Inn & Bed & Breakfast Resources | Ep. #170

. . Are you looking for a way to make your life as a hotelier/innkeeper easier, increase your bookings and improve your bottom line? Well then don’t go anywhere because I have the answer for you. Welcome to another edition of hospitality property school. I am your instructor, Gerry MacPherson. . . There are here! I am proud to introduce the newly updated series of hospitality property books for you, hospitality property owners and managers. . They include: “How to [...]

Must Have Hotel, Resort, Inn & Bed & Breakfast Resources | Ep. #1702020-02-27T13:43:20+01:00

15 Ways to Become the Best Front Office Manager | Ep. #169

. . A successful front office manager requires a perfect mixture of skilful hospitality & tight organizational skills, never settling for less than A +. I going to show you what you have to do to be a successful front desk manager. Welcome to another edition of hospitality property school. I am your instructor, Gerry MacPherson.  . . In any hospitality property, first impressions are everything. The way your front desk staff greets and attends to guests can make or [...]

15 Ways to Become the Best Front Office Manager | Ep. #1692020-02-16T07:43:20+01:00

7 Ways to Conduct Market Research with Little Money | Ep. #168

. . Knowing your market is imperative for any successful hotel, resort, inn or bed & breakfast but research can be expensive. Here are ways you can do on your own market research without much money or training. Welcome to another edition of hospitality property school. I am your instructor, Gerry MacPherson. . . When hospitality properties develop an idea, whether it's a new service or a redesigned website, marketing research is often the first thing cut due to time [...]

7 Ways to Conduct Market Research with Little Money | Ep. #1682020-02-18T11:35:36+01:00

Property Management System – What You Need! | Ep. #167

. . Are you utilizing a Property Management System? If not, you’re costing yourself time and money. Welcome to another edition of Hospitality Property School. I am your instructor, Gerry MacPherson. . . I have been getting questions lately about choosing the right PMS or Property Management Systems and I felt it was time to replay a very popular episode I recorded last year on this topic. Your property management system or PMS, also known as a front desk system, is the heart [...]

Property Management System – What You Need! | Ep. #1672020-02-27T13:46:56+01:00

28 Ways to Increase Your Restaurant Business | Ep. #166

. . Do you have a restaurant on your property? Is it bringing in an extra stream of revenue? If no, why not? I am going to share how you can increase your restaurants potential. Welcome to another edition of hospitality property school. I am your instructor, Gerry MacPherson. . . If you have a restaurant and you’re only catering to your hotel guests, then you’re leaving money on the table. You might believe you have a very good restaurant, [...]

28 Ways to Increase Your Restaurant Business | Ep. #1662020-02-16T11:24:48+01:00

Coping with Stress as a Property Owner | Ep. #164

.   Operating a hospitality property can be fun, fulfilling, rewarding and stressful. I am going to share with you symptoms of stress and what you can do about them. Welcome to another edition of hospitality property school. I am your instructor, Gerry MacPherson . . . . Let me ask you a couple of questions. Are you feeling stressed? . Does it look like there are constant obstructions in your way? . Does it seem like you have so [...]

Coping with Stress as a Property Owner | Ep. #1642020-05-15T15:31:37+02:00