How to Open an Independent Hotel
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How to Open an Independent Hotel

You will learn what you need to know before you open the doors to your Independent Hotel.
4.4 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
30 students enrolled
Created by Gerry MacPherson
Last updated 5/2015
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Where to start when opening an Independent Hotel
  • You will learn how to choose the right location
  • How to set up an organizational strategy
  • How to create an operations manual
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Requirements
  • Students should have the ability to understand the importance of structure.
Description

Have you ever thought about opening your own Inn or Hotel?

Imagining leaving your current job with the romantic idea of operating a small touristic property?

So, do you know where to start?

Opening a hotel, like any new business, can be more difficult than it might seem at first, especially if the international hotel industry is new to you.

Get the benefit you need with professional advice on opening a hotel by enrolling in the “How to Open an Independent Hotel" Training Course.

In these tutorials you will learn where to start, about the right location, and setting up an organizational strategy.

The tips and hints we share with you will save you many potential problems in the future.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for those aspiring for the independence of owning your own hotel but have little or no experience as a hospitality property owner. This course is probably not advantages to anyone who has already successfully operated a hotel.
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Curriculum For This Course
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How To Open an Independent Hotel
7 Lectures 01:09:19

In this lecture we will you where to start and how to look at your new hotel from a customer's perspective.

From finding the right location, studying the infrastructure, visualizing the property and setting a schedule.

Preview 06:47

In this lecture we will look at what type of hotel owner you would be and ways to balance the strengths necessary to be successful in your business.

We will also look at how to decide job functions and the essential tasks needed for your property.

Preview 14:33

Now you should understand the importance of job functions and how each task should be set up in a step-by-step checklist.

When all the checklists are completed, they are to be compiled an Operations Manual.

In this lecture we will look more at the Operations Manual itself, what is it going to look like, and how is going to be used.

Management Strategy
09:35

In the last lecture you learnt the structure of the Operations Manual. In this lecture we will look at examples of what should include.

What Should Your Operation Manual Include
17:47

Now you know what is involved and how to create an Operations Manual, but will it works? In this lecture we will talk about stepping back and looking at your Operations Manual objectively.

How Will I Know My Operations Manual Works
10:09

Other Business to Take Care of Before You Open Your Hospitality Property
2 pages

Operating a Bed & Breakfast can sometimes feel overwhelming. In this lecture we are going to talk about outsourcing.

  • What is outsourcing?
  • Why would I need outsourcing?
  • When to Outsource?
  • What duties could I outsource?
  • Where do I look to find outsourcing?
What is Outsourcing
10:28
About the Instructor
Gerry MacPherson
4.6 Average rating
15 Reviews
267 Students
6 Courses
Independent Hotel and Bed& Breakfast Authority

I am a travel authorities with decades of Hotel and Bed & Breakfast visitation experience. I have spent 1000's of nights in properties of all sizes and classes worldwide, conducting countless site inspections for a number of world-class tour and travel companies, as well as received feedback from 100,000's of customers.

This knowledge has given me a unique insight into the wants, needs and requirements of individual and group travellers, as well as management and employees.