Whether you are planning to launch a boutique hotel, lodge, resort or a hotel, the preopening period is the most critical and challenging stage. There is a lot you have to consider as this stage can either make or break your brand. We will take you through some of the most critical aspects to consider.
We will break down hotel preopening planning into 9 elements:
This is one of the most important aspects you have to consider on preopening and includes the following:
Legal compliance varies from one area to the other. Make sure that you comply with every legal requirement, otherwise you may not be allowed to operate the business. It includes the following:
Systems are the engines of the business and they include:
This is one of the most critical elements and includes:
You will need guests to run a profitable accommodation business. Your marketing plan should include the following:
The rooms division department is arguably one of the most important departments. You should consider the following:
The food & beverage department is another important department. You must consider the following:
You must plan for the following:
Your staff is the most important asset in terms of making sure that all systems work and your guests are well taken care of. You must consider the following:
Preopening requires the know-how and can destroy your brand if some things are overlooked. More often than not, you will require external providers to assist you during this stage. Sam Hospitality has assisted many hospitality operators to launch successful businesses. We offer our services throughout Africa and abroad. If you would like us to help you during the preopening phase, please email us on email@example.com or call Samkeliso Nkwanyane on +27 82 765 9238 at least 6 months before your projected opening date.
Let us help you to successfully launch an amazing hotel, lodge, boutique hotel or resort.