The hotel business is still popular with entrepreneurs. Hotels in resort areas are especially attractive and successful. We hope that soon all industries will recover after the pandemic, and more new hotels of different categories will start opening. But for now, let’s quickly look through the main points that must be completed before opening your hotel.
#1 Choosing the type of hotel
Firstly, you need to decide on the type of your future hotel. It may be:
You can also choose some other type of hotel and create a cozy spot for your future clients.
#2 Drawing up a business plan
You have decided on the type and concept of the hotel, now you need to understand the amount of investment and the desired profit. These numbers will allow you to start working on a business plan.
Estimate the profitability of your business, conduct market research, and determine the demand for your services in a particular region. Moreover, analyze your closest competitors and their pricing policy. You also need to count all items of expenditure, plan the budgetary, and calculate the payback period for your business. If the results of the calculations according to the business plan meet the expectations, you can proceed to the next step.
#3 A building and its location
The location of your future hotel has a greater impact on the whole business. It is best to open a hotel in a purchased building. If you open your inn in a rental one, make sure to negotiate all the details, terms & conditions. Don’t neglect this point!
You must reach an agreement with the landlord to give you a long-term right to use this place — more than ten years. Amend the penalty clauses, termination forms, force majeure circumstances — everything that can lead to the closure of the business through the lessor’s fault.
If you decide to construct the building from scratch, then be sure to take into account all the nuances, fees, additional expenses, and many other factors.
Furthermore, note that the hotel isn’t only about the rooms. In addition to them, the building should contain:
#4 Business registration
Each country, city, resort has its own nuances. It is essential to run a legal business, to have obtained all the necessary permits and chosen a taxation system.
#5 Drawing up a design-project
The hospitality industry is a competitive market, and competition always improves quality. You can’t rent a building, make cheap repairs, and check-in people. And if it works out, it won’t bring you profit and will only ruin the reputation and image of the hotel.
In no case don’t save on the extractor fans, air conditioning, heating, and soundproofing. The guests should feel comfortable and in absolute silence (not to hear what is happening behind the wall).
As for the staff, your hotel success and status depend on these people. Any hotel, even the smallest, must have:
So, you have already opened your hotel, recruited staff, and are waiting for visitors. Be hospitable, demonstrate the highest level of service and promote your business, then you will be no end of clients. Good luck!