Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tag Archives: motel

Changing PMS provider: everything you need to know

I spoke to a property manager at a recent accommodation industry event about what is most important to them when it comes to PMS. I was expecting an answer along the lines of ‘cost-effectiveness’ but actually, they told me that the most important thing for them was ease-of-use. They wanted an interface that they could interact with as easily as they interact with their smartphone...

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Major Port Macquarie motel development sale

Local development companies Lloyd Coastal Property and Bannister Constructions have sold the Palm Court Motor Inn, which they’ve owned in William Street since 1989, along with the management rights and 21 units in their adjacent 2007 development, Mantra Quayside, to a single buyer.

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Time to check your smoke alarms

In August 2016, the Queensland parliament passed new laws relating to smoke alarms. These laws will have an impact on community title schemes. The new laws specify that every Queensland residence will need to be fitted with photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms in all bedrooms, as well as hallways. All lots in a community titles scheme built or significantly renovated will …

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Cost effective innovation appeals to customer wants and needs

At many of my training workshops, I often receive feedback from apartment-style operators suggesting their properties are – more often than not – viewed as long-stay options and they find it difficult to attract the short-term guest. One quick tip is to ensure that you offer the services that appeal to this market even if you don’t! For example, I recently arrived late at an apartment-style CBD property, and after travelling all day I was starving! My …

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Managing the shared space, amicably

With the legalisation of Uber in Queensland earlier this year, it is natural that the debate regarding ‘collaborative consumption’ be prevalent, and that the arguments regarding Airbnb – the most prominent example of the ‘shared economy’ – be raised again. The commentary is divided with the pros and cons from the various stakeholders, outnumbering the options to resolve it.  There …

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