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Archive for the ‘Operations’ Category

An Inn Tune-up for Your Bed and Breakfast

July 27th, 2010 by Peter Scherman

by Peter Scherman Innkeepers are the best when it comes to delivering a great experience for their guests. Smiles come easily, breakfast is delicious, and the world just looks, well, rosy. Or does it? On the best of days even the best inns, as we well know, aren’t perfect. But if perfection is what you […]

Innkeeping and Environmental Hazards

July 27th, 2010 by Peter Scherman

by Peter Scherman of The B&B Team What do asbestos, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, lead, pesticides, radon, UST’s, and toxic mold have in common? They are just a few of the things that real estate professionals (including inn brokers) deal with on a daily basis. If you’re wondering why real estate brokers have to deal with […]

Knowing When To Ask For Help

July 27th, 2010 by Peter Scherman

by Peter Scherman of The B&B Team In life we all look for advice. We turn to doctors, lawyers, accountants and mechanics without a second thought. But surprisingly, too many people fail to seek out advice when it comes to the largest transactions of their lives. Did you ever hear about the couple that spent […]

Mystery of Mattresses Uncovered

June 28th, 2010 by Eben Viens

As an innkeeper and homemaker I have always been baffled by the mattress industry. Did you ever have a mattress salesperson give you a straight answer? The more you shopped, the more confused you got. Recently Rick and I ventured out to buy a new mattress. Just by chance we stopped in at America’s Mattress […]

Green Luxury

April 26th, 2010 by Eben Viens

I recently read a great article written for Eco Salon, an on-line lifestyle blog featuring eco-friendly advice, entitled Trend on the Wane: Hotel Toiletries. The author, Kim Darby states that: "Luxury in the past has implied waste, but increasingly, luxury is being defined as what is most comfortable and thoughtful, not disposable.  I find it refreshing that luxury can now […]

Fine Wine, Smart Ploys, and Bookings

April 27th, 2009 by Peter Scherman

Wine and travel go hand-in-hand. For those of us who love a good bottle of our favorite (or maybe an undiscovered favorite!) wine, no journey or evening meal are complete without a glass of the nectar of the gods. So it comes as no surprise that many of your guests also love a great bottle of […]

Innkeeping Success Without Discounting

December 2nd, 2008 by Peter Scherman

These are tough times, no doubt about it. They were tough for the lodging industry after 9/11, too, and the immediate response was to discount rooms in hopes of filling them. Back then it worked, sort of, but the long term consequence was a period of several years to rebuild ADR and RevPAR. So what's […]

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