How do I open an independent hotel, resort, or inn? I am often asked this question, but before I answer, let me begin by asking you a couple of questions.Does the idea of being your own boss sound appealing to you? Is the thought of sharing your corner of the world with guests intriguing? Have you ever thought about owning your own hotel, resort, or inn but are not sure where to start?If you have answered yes to any of these questions, this audiobook is for you. It is designed to get you started if you have dreams of becoming a successful hotel, resort, or inn proprietor.It will:Take you through the process of finding the right locationExplain why you need an organizational strategy for your hotel, resort, or innShow you how to design your management strategyHelp you develop an operation manual and show you how it worksAnd tell you what you need to know about outsourcingAs a travel authority with decades of hotel, resort, and inn visitation experience, I want to share my expertise and knowledge with potential hospitality property proprietors who want to start setting up their own property. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerry MacPherson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/158149/bk_acx0_158149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Your Full Guide to Owning & Operating a Hospitality Property - Successfully: Independent Hotel, Resort, Inn or Bed & BreakfastHow do I open or grow my hotel, a resort, inn, or bed and breakfast?This is a question I am often asked, but before I answer, let me begin by asking you a couple of questions.Is the idea of being your own boss sound appealing to you?Is the thought of sharing your corner of the world with guests intriguing?Have you ever thought about owning your own independent hotel, resort, inn, or bed and breakfast, but are not sure or the steps to take to ensure success?If you have answered yes to any of these questions, this audiobook is for you.If you have dreams of becoming a successful independent hotel, resort, inn, or bed and breakfast proprietor, this audiobook is designed to get you started and to grow your business.Your Full Guide to Owning & Operating a Hospitality Property - Successfully will share you more than just quick-fix tactics but instead how to develop successful long-term operation methods.We understand how busy you are, so the audiobook is divided into four separate series.They include:Series 1 - Your Hospitality Property Organizational StructureWhere to StartYour Organizational StrategyYour Management StrategyYour OperationOutsourcingSeries 2 - Employee DevelopmentThe Right MindsetHiring WinnersEmployee TrainingEffective Communication Will ImproveYour PropertyCustomer ServiceCustomer ComplaintsHow to Upsell How to FireSeries 3 - Marketing for Your Hospitality Properties SuccessYour Marketing StrategyBrandingEffective WebsiteGuest List BuildingSocial MediaCreating a Successful Blogli 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerry MacPherson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/163586/bk_acx0_163586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spending a weekend at a clothing optional lifestyle resort can only lead to one thing: pleasure. Join in the fun as the term "being free" takes on a whole new meaning. In Hollywood Florida is an adventure called Rooftop Resort Hotel. It is a place of erotic pleasure and fantasy. Join popular erotica author, "J" ,as she shares a story about a weekend of sensuality, At The Rooftop. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Malone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001579/bk_acx0_001579_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Visit Reverie Resort, a luxury hotel on a tropical island where vacationers come to enjoy their wildest dreams but get more than they ever expected....Vampire Ahram Bahar comes to Reverie Resort to experience his deepest wish - to relive a moment he had with a woman over 100 years ago. In 1892, he was reunited with Angelica Meitner, his childhood friend and soul mate. It was a moment of deep love, exquisite tenderness, and a horrifying ending that has haunted him ever since. Now, he wants a chance to savor the good without the bad, but did he remember to tell the resort hosts? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dene Woods. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106796/bk_acx0_106796_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A waitress at her mother's decaying resort hotel, 12-year-old Emma now has a second job as the youngest cub reporter in the history of La Porte's Conservative newspaper. But when she discovers the crumbling shell of a fabulous hotel - the once-sumptuous Belle Rouen - in the woods near her small town of Spirit Lake, Emma never imagines that the mysteries it holds will bring her one step closer to solving a 40-year-old crime - and force a new transgression to light. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Miles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027916/bk_adbl_027916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Leonardo Romano has made an independent fortune as a boutique hotel magnate. He has the golden touch when it comes to creating luxurious accommodations, but the one thing Leonardo has avoided is following in his Grandfather’s footsteps. Running the family’s original hotel, the Romano Resort, on the island of Sicily, is a job he’s never felt fated to revive. However, now that his brothers have done their parts in securing and remodeling the hotel, it’s up to Leonardo to do what he does best: entice visitors to revel in the lap of luxury.Stella Brown is on her last strike. As a historical preservationist she’s just committed the mortal sin of losing a historical property to modern renovations, therefore losing a piece of history. Forever. Now Stella is tasked with proving she can still do her job by halting the Romano Resort’s extravagant renovations and getting them to conform to international preservation laws. Stella isn’t a pushy person, but she’s ready to go to war to save this little piece of Sicily. But Stella finds it’s not just the island that’s stunning: the man who owns the resort is gorgeous too. Beautiful and bold, Leonardo is no stranger to bending laws and women to his will, but in Stella he’ll find a sunny beauty with a spine of steel -- one that’s ready to shut down the hotel rather than see its historical significance erased in swaths of cashmere and gold plated toilets. As the two connect over their desire to see the Hotel Romano refinished properly, they’ll find their views of each other building to passionate proportions. As time runs out and luxury continues to battle with laws, they’ll have to decide if compromise is possible or if everything will turn to dust. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Connor Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126348/bk_acx0_126348_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Deadfall Hotel is where our nightmares go, it’s where the dead pause to rest between worlds, and it’s where Richard Carter and his daughter Serena go to rediscover life - if the things at the hotel don’t kill them first. Think of it as the vacation resort of the collective unconscious. With the powerful prose that has earned him awards and accolades, Steve Rasnic Tem explores the roots of fear and society’s fascination with things horrific, using the many-layered metaphor of the Deadfall Hotel. Drawing inspiration from literary touchstones John Gardner and Peter Straub, Tem elegantly delves into the dark corners of the human spirit. There, he finds not only our fears, but ultimately our hopes. Cover art by John Kenn Mortensen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Godfrey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108089/bk_acx0_108089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is designed for an independent hotel, resort, and inn owners or managers who do not have the benefit of management training or a ready-made organizational structure, branding, and marketing that chain properties provide.This book is for hospitality property owners and managers that are basically doing it on their own.If you’ve ever asked yourself any of the questions below, you’re in the right place.“How can I get more guests?”“How can I encourage my guests to return?”“How can I organize my business so I don’t have to be there 24/7?”“How can I find and keep the right employees?”“How can I market so I reach my target clientele?”“How does my hospitality property compare to my competition?Over the years, I have met many amazing hospitality property owners who for one reason or another have had difficulties with different aspects of running their business. This book will give you the resources to help you clear the most common hurdles many hospitality property owners and managers face.I’ll give you the tools to discover the type of owner/manager you are: A business opportunist, a supervisor, or a skilled worker.How to determine and set a plan to achieve your goals.Explain why you need and how to create a hotel, resort, or inn organizational strategy.The importance of excellent customer service along with proven tips and techniques you can use to impress your guests.Ways to improve your chain of service.Marketing strategies that work today.The importance of social media and how to benefit from the major platforms.How to wow your guest so not only will they want to return but will become ambassadors for your property. I want to contribute to a strategic vision for every independent hotel, resort, and inn wishing to create a happy and fulf 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerry MacPherson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/158145/bk_acx0_158145_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maddie Chester is determined to leave her hometown of Gansett Island, a place that has brought her only bad memories and ugly rumors. Then she’s knocked off her bike on the way to her housekeeping job at McCarthy’s Resort Hotel by Gansett’s "favorite son", Mac McCarthy. He’s back in town to help his father with preparations to sell the family resort and has no intention of staying long. When Mac accidentally sends Maddie flying over the handlebars, badly injuring her, he moves in to nurse her back to health and help care for her young son. He soon realizes his plans for a hit-and-run visit to the island are in serious jeopardy, and he just may be "maid" for love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holly Fielding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009571/bk_adbl_009571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.