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Friday, October 24, 2014

Innovative hotel business ideas

By Milan Budimkic

If you are looking to open any sort of business, not just a hotel business, maybe a bed and breakfast, or anything similar, you have to do one thing to be successful. Well, you have to do many things, but this thing is of the greatest importance. Your business, no matter what it is, must be remarkable.

Maybe you are asking yourself what do we mean when we say remarkable. It means that your business must be worth making a remark about. And today, since the Internet is so widespread and social media are used so much, remarks or reviews can mean the difference between success and failure. It's a thin line, so be careful.

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Don't let yourself and your business fade in and blend with the masses. Make your business stand out. Make it so incredible and awesome that people won't be able to resist using your services. But, this can't be easy to achieve. Many guests will be very experienced travelers, and they are not that easy to impress if that's what you're thinking. Most importantly, be objective and don't make the mistake of setting the bar low, set it really, really high.

Although style, decoration and such things are important, service is the key. Without good service, everything else will look weak. With great service, and mediocre decorations, everything will look ten times more amazing. If you don't provide your guests with good, or even great service, they will find it somewhere else.

The next step you should be focusing on is problem solving. Every current market place has a row or problems, it's your job to find them and fix them. Find something other hotels are lacking that the guests would love, and implement it in your own business.

Down below you find examples of some really original hotel businesses with some really original services and offerings.

Townhouse hotel Maastricht

A very friendly hotel, you will be greeted with nothing but smiles at the front door. You'll even get a warm bowl of home made soup when you check in the hotel. And local freshly baked cakes when checking out. Who doesn't love freshly baked cakes?

Qbic hotels

Restoring old office blocks and turning them into hotels. Isn't that an original idea. It lowers the costs of construction hugely, and it reduces construction time too.

The student hotel

They offer low cost fully serviced rooms for students and travelers alike. It's a great place for students and young people to meet, stay, eat, drink, and live their lives. You can stay for as long as you like. It's really the perfect place for a travel weary tourist or student. The service is all inclusive. The hotel has libraries, loungers, a gym, cafe, restaurant, study rooms, bikes, WiFi and free cable TV.

So, after reading this, you can get an idea of how to be original and remarkable. Create a business and a hotel guests will remember many years after they have stayed there, and then you have truly reached success.

About the author: Milan Budimkic is a creative freelance writer for industries that include but are not limited to the travel, sport, entertainment, internet marketing, and much more. When not blogging, Milan likes to travel and read a lot.

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