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Ask Anthony: Ensuring Guest Safety from Terror Threats

Ask Anthony: Ensuring Guest Safety from Terror Threats

Anthony Melchiorri, host and creator of Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible and Five-Star Secrets, loves dishing out advice. From sharing best practices to tackling operational issues, he’s here to answer your questions. How can we ensure guests are safe with all of ...

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Cart Prepping for Efficiency

Cart Prepping for Efficiency

A well-organized and well-stocked housekeeping cart is the key to efficiency. It enables room attendants to avoid wasting time looking for a cleaning item or making trips back to the linen room for more supplies. The specific amounts of items ...

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Need-to-Knows of Negotiating a Franchise Contract

Need-to-Knows of Negotiating a Franchise Contract

From area of protection and new construction fees to capital expenditure mandates, hoteliers have a lot of business issues to consider before signing a franchise agreement. Mitch Miller, principal at Palo Alto, Calif.-based Miller Law Group, offers the following advice ...

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Checking in with Mark Elliott

Checking in with Mark Elliott

In the hotel brokerage sector, Mark Elliott, president of firm Hodges Ward Elliott, is kind of a big deal. In the last 22 years, he has personally sold and/or financed more than 1,315 hotels—more than any other individual in the ...

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Why College Markets Make Solid Hotel Investments

Why College Markets Make Solid Hotel Investments

At the University of Mississippi—Ole Miss to those who know her—the start of football season is the biggest event of the year. With a stadium that can accommodate more than 64,000 revelers and a 115-plus-year history, the Ole Miss Rebels ...

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The Business-Boosting Effect of Going Green

The Business-Boosting Effect of Going Green

When one thinks about lawnmowers, certain things come to mind—loud noises, industrial smells, an overall disruption of the peace. And while many hoteliers probably believe that lawn maintenance can only be accomplished with a disruptive piece of heavy machinery, there ...

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