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CVO vs CEO: The Importance of Vision

CVO vs CEO: The Importance of Vision

Formulate, Maintain and Adapt a Clear Company Vision I am often complimented on the success of our business, the creativity of the premise and the length of time we have been in business. I also often hear the likes of “I wish I would have thought of that,” which...

The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence

The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence

“The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence” is a phrase I have been using as my mantra since I was very young. It has helped me push my limits in pursuit of that excellence that my mother instilled in me at a very early age. Pursuit of Excellence in Hospitality How can...

A Hotel Owner’s Guide to Building Maintenance

A Hotel Owner’s Guide to Building Maintenance

Hotel asset value is determined using multiple calculations, math problems, and sometimes magic tricks, but there are three critically important aspects of the physical plant that can make or break a hotel investment.  As an owner or asset manager, keep these...

How Hospitality Can Close the Food Gap

How Hospitality Can Close the Food Gap

The Food Gap There is a disparity today between food knowledge and food preparation skills.  The pre-pandemic state of affairs, which is reasonable to expect will return as vaccines become more available and cases decrease, provided us the opportunity to...

Strategy Before Tactics: A Lesson for Hoteliers

Strategy Before Tactics: A Lesson for Hoteliers

We must be more strategic!You’re not strategic enough!Get out of the tactics and think strategically! Sound familiar? Let’s take a minute and ground ourselves first. Strategy = a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim.Tactics =...

Why Now Is The Best Time To Finance

Why Now Is The Best Time To Finance

Winter is officially over, and although the capital markets for hotel and resort refinance, acquisition and new-build construction lending have been frozen, they have been stealthily thawing out since the first of the year. Since the start of the pandemic, short-term...