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Hotel Operations

Subject : hospitality
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1. Giving the workforce authority to act.

2. Give no discounts - but give special benefits to those paying rack rate

3. Inspectors hired by outsiders or by hotel itself

4. Large rooms - many bathroom amenities

5. Executives either make deliberate decisions to implement particular ideas or they passively accept ongoing practices. Management creates and implements a program of enhanced guest services.

6. Encourage staff to communicate with guest--eye contact - greeting. Many guests return to hotel because of relationship with staff

7. Bell staff makes money through tips. They are rotated so each one has a chance to get a tip.

8. Consistent and accurate performance

9. Noise - Temperature and Darkness

10. 1) Solving the problem 2) Retaining the goodwill of the customer

11. A guest who registers but does not stay. Could be due to dissatisfaction or an incident in the hotel

12. Yes - temptation to act only on 'visible' areas

13. Ability to charge more than rack rate during 'special' events. May be illegal and prosecuted as 'price gouging'

14. Product -Processes -People -Outcomes

15. The standard posted rate.

16. Flows the relationship between expectation and reality

17. The reversal of a problem

18. 2

19. Guests pays room rent in cash - in advance and is required to pay cash for all other transactions

20. The model for actively managing guest relations originated in another broader idea. Initially focus was manufacturing - producing products with zero defects.

21. In those markets where demand is strong - competing hotels continue to push rates to new ADR heights.

22. Chains use their own inspectors. Announced and unannounced inspections. Measured against standards. Re-inspect after property gets opportunity to correct

23. In the U.S. we do not ask for a lot of information to put on it - but in Europe and South American they ask for a lot of information

24. Most guests do not complain. There are 10 unhappy customers for every visible complaint -Treat complaints as free consultancy

25. Building - landscape - deocr and furnishings

26. Arrivals for whom we have a vacated room - but that room is not ready yet

27. Computer program to match reservations with rooms on a priority basis.

28. Minimize complaints by informing about potential problems

29. Bad employees or disgruntled ones can also spoil image of hotel. Difficult to supervise interaction as they are out-of-sight.

30. Special rates for stays of less than overnight. Perceived as only for shady business and/or prone to employee fraud and/or general accounting hassles

31. Word of mouth - Personal needs and desires - Past Experiences - Marketing Communications

32. Willingness to help promptly

33. Guests on American Plan (AP) or modified American Plan (MAP) must be given their full quota of meals

34. Blocking/Pre-assigning Rooms. Not needed if all rooms are identical. Ensures that special requests will be accommodated.

35. Warm - heartfelt response

36. Tangibles -Reliability -Responsiveness -Assurance -Empathy

37. Sleep

38. What matters is what customers value

39. Small groups of employees who meet regularly as quasi-permanent teams to identify issues in delivering quality service

40. Giving the guest a better room at a lower price

41. Deep discount on-line sites - where customers bid for rates and hotels accept if they think the room will be empty otherwise

42. Charing per person - rather than per room. Trend in USA is to charge for the room - rather than per-person

43. Early Warning -Comment Cards -Blogs and Internet Reviews -Quality Circles

44. Service encounters during which service quality is judged

45. Open to the world--need to monitor and respond rapidly

46. Increases occupancy at the cost of a lowered room rate. You need to sell 11% more rooms if you discount 10%

47. Guests measure quality by comparison. If surprised by a better stay than anticipated - guests perceive quality to be high.

48. Assumes that at 70% occupancy - each room category is occupied at 70%

49. Persuading a guest to take a better room at a higher rate

50. Hotels can conveniently provide a range of 'complimentary' services - such as morning newspapers - local telephone calls - in-room coffee - the health club - spa - etc.