A hotel revenue management system can revolutionize the way your independent hotel operates.

How to budget with a hotel revenue management system

Hotel budgets are impacted by a variety of factors, such as seasonality, events, labor and competition.  And, of course, unforeseen occurrences, like extreme weather, have the ability to drastically skew or contribute a surprise lift to forecasted figures.  Budgeting will never evolve into an exact…

Disruption is changing the hotel industry

The hotel industry is changing.  Standards that were once the status quo are now routinely challenged and it’s travelers who are leading the charge.  Technology has helped swing the power of influence from hotels to savvy, sophisticated global travelers.  Guests know that if a hotel fails to deliver…

Top 3 Reasons to Select Web Based Hotel Management Software

In a recent blog post titled “Making the Switch: Upgrading Your Hotel Property Management System,” we touched upon the differences between local client/server-based and web-based hotel management systems.  To build upon this discussion, we will take a deeper look at the advantages of web-based hotel…

Is your hotel website driving guests away?

A hotel’s website is its most powerful sales and marketing tool.  It’s where travelers from around the world can learn more about the property, rooms, service, amenities, rates, etc.  A well-designed website may provide all the information a potential guest needs to book a reservation.  However,…

Improve independent hotel profitability

Every week at innRoad, we speak with independent hotel owners and operators who are searching for a solution to improve their operations.  Some hoteliers have specific issues they wish to correct, such as increasing reservations, and others just want to save time and make the workday easier for team…

Update your hotel property management system for a profitable 2015

Just a few weeks ago, we provided tips for evaluating your hotel’s mid-year performance, so it may seem a bit early to discuss profits for 2015.  However, now is actually the ideal time for operators who are considering updating their hotel property management system (PMS) to learn about the steps…

Why guests cannot find your hotel

When you turn on the television, it’s hard to miss the commercials from Online Travel Agents (OTAs), like Booking.com and Expedia, and hotel rate comparison sites, such as TripAdvisor and Trivago, enticing consumers to book family trips and romantic getaways.  Skift, a travel intelligence company,…

Is your hotel trending toward success?

Performance trends within the hospitality industry are pointing to a prosperous, multi-year run for hotel owners and operators across all segments.  In their annual Trends® in the Hotel Industry publication, PFK Hospitality Research reports that in 2013, on average, U.S. hotels experienced a 5.4% increase…