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The subtle power in one word

Hey again peeps!  As many of you know, I am very keen on the psychology of complaints and complainers, and how they can be responded to.  Recently I cam across something that I wanted to share with you.  This will just be a quick post! Whenever...

Responding to Reviews

Regular readers will remember many moons ago my original post about responding to TripAdvisor reviews, which featured some golden rules about how to respond to reviews.  In general these guidelines should be used across all hotels, but why should you respond in the ways that...

Deserving versus Un-Deserving

Being active in Reception Management, I spend a lot of my time on the front line working the Reception Desk in the same manner as my team, but i had a very interesting conversation with one of my team members the other day that I...

The Joy of Bias

The title of this post is actually ironic - bias is not a joyful thing in most circumstances, but can be used to your advantage despite being mainly disadvantageous.  The rule of bias is simple - bias is defined as 'inclination or prejudice for or...

Handling Un-Guaranteed Bookings

What do you do when you are full and you have loads of unguaranteed reservations?  This is a question that many reception staff pose to each other and to management but often do not actually know the answer to; similarly, many smaller hotels and independents...

Stress – it’s not all about you!

Stress is something that everyone encounters, but have you ever thought beyond yourself when considering the effects of stress? Some people thrive in a world of stress, using certain types of stress to drive them on and push them forward.  I am one of these people...

Sharing is caring

So, it has been almost forever since I last blogged, and quite honestly it's because I have been too busy with life and work! But I am back and will hopefully be able to blog more often now! The hospitality industry, as with many others, is...

Outbooking – the results are in!

How does overbooking and out booking affect guests? The latest results of an impact survey provide some revealing insights!...

Walkouts – Avoiding the Bad Debtor!

Well, it has been a while since I last posted due to taking a bit of a hiatus from online activity and using my down time to relax (and binge watch seasons of 24!); but now I am back and wanted to write about an all-too-common...

Engage and Educate, Don’t Serve!

Trends change in hospitality on an almost weekly basis, with consumers quickly changing tactic on how they want to be served and what their ideals are.  Whilst this may seem fickle to some, it is the nature of the industry - what was novel and...