Every fall, hotel planning committees across the nation unfurl their mass of spreadsheets and, almost in unison, undertake the usual combination of SWOT analyses and the like to derive the best possible course of action for the coming year.
As for the coming year, it is definitely not business as usual. There are disruptors lurking in the dark alleys of the travelsphere, and if you aren't careful you'll suffer from diminishing occupancies and withering group ROB.
As one potential harbinger of doom that I'm constantly reminded of, the sharing economy has already prompted all hoteliers to re-evaluate their approach. If you think that you're immune from this wave, it's time to ask your executive committee to get with the program. In this vein, I've assembled a series of ten questions that should provoke some lively conversation as well as provide a better focus for the coming year.
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The world’s most published writer in hospitality, Larry Mogelonsky is the managing director of Hotel Mogel Consulting Limited. His experience encompasses hotel properties around the world, both branded and independent, and ranging from luxury and boutique to select-service. Larry also sits on several boards for companies focused on hotel technology. He is a much sought after public speaker. His published work includes five books: “Are You an Ostrich or a Llama?” (2012), “Llamas Rule” (2013), “Hotel Llama” (2015) and “The Llama is Inn” (2017)..and “The Hotel Mogel” (2019).