Monday, April 23, 2018

Larry Mogelonsky

Larry Mogelonsky
Larry Mogelonsky is the founder of Toronto-based hospitality consulting agency LMA Communications Inc.

Twelve useful tips for hotel renovations

Hotel renovations are a necessary dread of our industry in order to keep apace with the constantly changing décor trends, star rating requirements, technological advancements and guest expectations – this last point being especially important in this current era of disruption.

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Don’t diss free parking!

Even in this day and age of ride sharing, public transit, car service apps and a myriad of other options to take you from one place to another, driving is still very much the norm.

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Come for the art, stay for the hotel

Using artwork to differentiate your property is hardly a task to put off for later as you can achieve tangible results in the very short-term. This is a topic worth exploring as there are several other angles at play besides just the direct impact on the guest experience.

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Taking another look at Airbnb’s advertising

I have to hand it to the folks running Airbnb. Their brilliance in communicating their message makes all of us in the hotel business look a bit amateurish. And incredibly for that matter, Airbnb's latest TV missive has nothing to do with travel or even accommodations.

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Hospitality in the age of disruption

Every three years the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit (CHRS) offers a glimpse into some of the current and future issues facing our industry. This past version was appropriately themed as 'Opportunities in the Age of Disruption', with roughly two dozen speakers offering their thoughts on the matter.

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Hotel trends in F&B for 2018

Just as they did a century ago, hotel restaurants have a mantle to uphold by striving to be culinary leaders in their respective locales. To do so in today's competitive foodservice landscape, however, requires constant ingenuity.

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Tourism’s dirty little secret

Making headlines recently was a scathing report from Oxfam, an international development agency for advancing women's right, detailing the personal and systematic abuse that housekeepers suffer throughout the course of their average workday. 

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