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Use shoulder season to enhance your independent hotel operations

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Shoulder season provides independent hotels with a great opportunity to build upon a busy summer by gearing up their operations to ensure a successful holiday travel period and strong start to the New Year.  Here are a few ways independent hoteliers can utilize shoulder season to enhance daily operations: Check…

Turn shoulder season into another busy season

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Is it us or did the summer just zoom by?  In a few more weeks, the holiday travel season will be here.  But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s talk about how independent hotels can take advantage of the post-summer/pre-holiday shoulder season.  With cooler weather and smaller crowds, lots of…
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First impressions matter for independent hotels

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The saying, “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression,” holds so true for independent hotels –much more than their chain hotel competitors.  As standalone properties, independents generally get fewer opportunities to capture travelers’ attention, provide them with great experiences…
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Smart labor cost management for independent hotels

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As you likely know from first-hand experience, lots of independent hotels operate on narrow financial margins, so keeping expenses low is always a priority.  For independent hoteliers looking to better control their spending, here’s 2 smart ways to manage labor costs. Scrutinize labor costs Summer…

Independent hotel software misconceptions

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We speak with independent hoteliers every day about how they manage their daily operations.  We discuss their strengths, pain points, long-term goals, etc.  In turn, they ask about our cloud-based hotel software.  Occasionally, we encounter misconceptions about hotel software.  Well, let’s say…

Connect your independent hotel to OTAs

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Seamless, global online distribution is one of the key reasons why independent hoteliers choose innRoad as their hotel software partner.  Our hotel software connects independent hotels directly to hundreds of the world’s largest online travel agencies (OTAs), including Hotels.com, Expedia and Orbitz. …
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Celebrating independence: Insight for successful independent hoteliers

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Veteran independent hoteliers will agree that achieving and sustaining long-term success is challenging.  There isn’t a one-size-fits-all operations manual and you can’t call corporate when problems arise – independents must get their hands dirty and fix things themselves.  But getting the job…
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Celebrating independence: Crafting an independent hotel brand

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In part 2 of our “Celebrating independents” blog series, we’ll examine some of the strategies independent hoteliers use to build their brands from scratch.  As a hotel management software provider, we tout the importance of utilizing effective technology to manage a new hotel, but there’s much…
hotel management software

Blog series: Hoteliers share how innRoad simplified operations

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Running an independent hotel is rewarding, but without the right tools, it can be extremely challenging.  innRoad hotel management software is built specifically to solve problems that create stumbling blocks for independent hoteliers.  Here’s what some of our independent hotel partners had to say…
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Maximize independent hotel performance with a hotel management system

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Some independent hotel operators are keeping a secret.  While everything appears great from the outside, behind the scenes they’re losing sleep and driving themselves crazy.  The secret we're talking about is the struggle to maximize hotel performance – increase bookings, drive revenue and capture…