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The Room Key: How To Handle an Angry Guest

The Room Key is LODGING's advice column for hoteliers, managers, and team members at all levels of hospitality. Experts will answer questions on everything from...
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Improving Front Desk Operations Starts with an Empowered Team

The front desk experience can make or break a guest’s hotel stay. When the process is done right, the guest is delighted, either from...

Taking Steps to Help Prevent Suicides in Hotels

On July 20, 1995, comic book writer George Caragonne checked into the Marriott Marquis in New York City intent on taking his own life....
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How to Spot and Get Rid of Common Household Pests in Hotels

Running a business in the hospitality industry is a tough task, and when pests are added to the equation, it can get even more...
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The Room Key: Discovering Illegal Operations in a Guestroom

The Room Key is LODGING's advice column for hoteliers, managers, and team members at all levels of hospitality. Have a question for our experts? Submit it...

F&B Management Strategies That Help Drive Revenue

When successfully managed, on-site food and beverage venues and offerings can drive significant revenue for hotels in the right markets. However, it’s important that...
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Four Seasons Hotels and Resort - Fortune Best Companies to Work For

Five Hotel Companies Among Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For

Five hotel companies made the recently released 21st annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, which is based on surveyed employee ratings...
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What Are Your True Variable Costs Per Occupied Room?

Knowing the average, actual costs incurred per occupied guestroom enables a manager to make more prudent pricing and marketing decisions and to monitor expenses....
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12 Ways To Increase Hotel Security

Even when hotels have strong security policies and procedures in place, they are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, break-ins, theft, fraud, and other crimes....
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Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
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