The Heart Of Hospitality

Author: Micah Solomon and Foreword by Herve Humler
Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc.
ISBN: 159079379X
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The Heart Of Hospitality

Author: Micah Solomon
Publisher: Select Books (NY)
ISBN: 9781590793787
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"Author explores the hospitality industry to learn how managers create successful customer experiences by exceeding the expectations of current generations. Includes anecdotes from interviews with owners, general managers, and chefs of leading lodging and food service organizations"--

Exceptional Service Exceptional Profit

Author: Leonardo Inghilleri
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814415393
Size: 68.31 MB
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"Filled with treasure and big ideas, this book will help you become exceptional." - SETH GODIN In a tight market, your most powerful growth engine-and your best protection from competitive inroads-is this: put everything you can into cultivating true customer loyalty. Loyal customers are less sensitive to price competition, more forgiving of small glitches, and, ultimately, become "walking billboards" who will happily promote your brand. In Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit, insiders Leonardo Inghilleri and Micah Solomon reveal the secrets of providing online and offline customer service so superior it nearly guarantees loyalty. Their anticipatory customer service approach was first developed at The Ritz-Carlton as well as at Solomon's company Oasis, and has since proven itself in countless companies around the globe-from luxury giant BVLGARI to value-sensitive auto parts leader Carquest, and everywhere in between. Now, readers can take the techniques that minted money for these brands and apply them directly to their own businesses. As Ken Blanchard writes, "Leonardo and Micah's philosophies, rules, and winning examples of service excellence will make you want to implement their suggestions immediately in your own organization." Filled with detailed, behind-the-scenes examples, the book unlocks a new level of customer relationship that leaves your competitors in the dust, your customers coming back day after day, and your bottom line looking better than it ever has before.

High Tech High Touch Customer Service

Author: Micah Solomon
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814417906
Size: 29.43 MB
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Today's customers are a hard bunch to crack. Time-strapped, screen-addicted, value-savvy, and socially engaged, their expectations are tougher than ever for a business to keep up with. They are empowered like never before and expect businesses to respect that sense of empowermentùlashing out at those that don't. Take heart: Old-fashioned customer service, fully retooled for today's blistering pace and digitally connected reality, is what you need to build the kind loyal customer base that allows you to surviveùand thrive. And High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service spells out surefire strategies for success in a clear, entertaining, and practical way. Discover: ò Six major customer trends and what they mean for your business ò Eight unbreakable rules for social media customer service ò How to effectively address online complainers and saboteurs on Yelp, Twitter, TripAdvisor, and other forums for user generated content ò The rising power of self-serviceùand how to design it properly ò How to build a company culture that breeds stellar customer service High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service reveals inside secrets of wildly successful customer service initiatives, from Internet startups to venerable brands, and shows how companies of every stripe can turn casual customers into fervent supporters who will spread the word far and wideùonline and off.

The Cornell School Of Hotel Administration On Hospitality

Author: Michael C. Sturman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118016262
Size: 15.45 MB
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This cutting edge and comprehensive book—with contributions from the star faculty of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration—offers the latest thinking on the best practices and strategies for hospitality management. A must for students and professionals seeking to enter or expand their reach in the hospitality industry, The Cornell School of Hotel Administration on Hospitality delivers the authoritative advice you need to: Develop and manage a multinational career and become a leader in the hospitality industry Maximize profits from franchise agreements, management contracts, and leases Understand and predict customer choices, and motivate your staff to provide outstanding service Manage hospitality businesses and the real estate underlying the businesses Control costs, coordinate branding strategy, and manage operations across multiple locations

How To Run A Great Hotel

Author: Enda M. Larkin
Publisher: How to Books Limited
ISBN: 9781845283469
Size: 73.12 MB
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This book is based on the premise that being good is just not good enough in today's competitive environment. For hotel owners and managers who want to achieve lasting business success through a root and branch review of key processes, How To Run a Great Hotel is a 'must read'. It will serve as a personal business consultant for the hotel professional, probing and testing their thinking across four critical themes which are proven to drive excellence. The content focuses less on day-to-day operations and more on big picture concerns such as strategy development, enhancing leadership skills, engaging employees and attaining customer focus, all of which are central to building a great hotel. Without clear direction in these important areas to guide activities, ongoing daily effort can be counterproductive. It's easy for hoteliers to lose sight of their goals when, engulfed by operational demands, they are often forced to just do rather than to think about what they are doing. This book provides the reader with an opportunity to step back and take a fresh look at their hotel, no matter where it currently lies in its life cycle. The purpose of the book is to get them to question what it is they are doing, why they are doing it and to offer guidance on how they can make it even better. The book is easy to read, practical, and action oriented. It will help the reader to define clear plans with measurable goals for improved personal and business performance. AUTHOR BIOG: Enda Larkin was born in Dublin, Ireland and has over 25 years experience in the hotel industry having held a number of senior management positions in Ireland, UK and the US. In 1994 he founded HTC Consulting (www.htc-consult.com) which specialises in working with enterprises in hospitality and tourism and since that time has led numerous consulting projects for public and private sector clients throughout Europe and the Middle East. He holds an MBA from ESCP-EAP Paris, a BSc in Management from Trinity College Dublin and a Higher Diploma in Hotel Management from Dublin College of Catering. He currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland and is a member of the Institute of Hospitality. He may be contacted at [email protected] CONTENTS: Acknowledgements Foreword Preface Introduction Theme 1 - Define Direction Chapter 1. What is a strategic map and how can it help you to achieve excellence? Chapter 2. How can you create a strategic map for your hotel? Chapter 3. How can you measure the impact of your strategic map over time? Theme 2 - Lead to Suceed Chapter 4. What does leading people actually involve? Chapter 5. How can you improve leadership effectiveness at your hotel? Chapter 6. How can you measure leadership effectiveness over time? Theme 3 - Engage Your Employees Chapter 7. What does engaging your employees actually involve? Chapter 8. What can you do to more fully engage your employees? 9. How can you measure employee engagement levels over time? Theme 4 - Captivate your customers Chapter 10. What is SERVICEPLUSONE and why is it important? Chapter 11. How can you attain SERVICEPLUSONE at your hotel? Chapter 12. How can you measure the impact of SERVICEPLUSONE over time? Make it Happen Theme 1 - Define Direction Theme 2 - Lead to Suceed Theme 3 - Engage Your Employees Theme 4 - Captivate Your Customers Looking ahead Tools and Resources Index.

100 Tips For Hoteliers

Author: Peter Venison
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780595367269
Size: 38.69 MB
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Twenty-two years ago, author Peter Venison's Hotel Management became a best seller in the hotel and tourism industry, labeled a "must read" on the curriculum of every hotel school, and landed on the bookshelf of every hotel manager. Despite many requests for a follow-up volume, Venison declined, on the basis that he had nothing new to say. Now he does. Holed up for several weeks in five star hotels while concluding a complicated business deal, Venison realized that the standards offered by the industry still fall short of perfection. As a result, he has put pen to paper to produce this handy catalogue of suggestions to hoteliers, based upon his considerable personal experience as a hotelier and perpetual hotel guest. 100 Tips for Hoteliers guides you from the inception of a hotel to its opening and operation, offering practical tips for each stage of the journey. It should prove equally useful to hotel school students as a checklist of what they can expect, and also to practicing hotel managers as a reminder of their responsibilities. Proceeds from the sale of 100 Tips for Hoteliers will be donated to the Duke of Edinburgh Cup charity.

Without Reservations

Author: J. W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr.
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1938120744
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J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr., is a pioneer of modern-day hospitality. Starting in the business at the age of 5 as a “salesman” for his family’s A&W root beer stand, he joined the family business, full-time, in 1956 and built Marriott International into what it is today: one of the most successful and respected companies in the world, with nearly 3,800 properties in more than 70 countries and annual revenues exceeding $12 billion. In WITHOUT RESERVATIONS, Marriott shares the story of this success along with candid insights about mistakes made, opportunities missed, and lessons learned during a life spent in a business where people always come first. “In Without Reservations, Bill Marriott shares the incredible and quintessentially American success story of his family and their profound impact on the global hospitality industry, making all of us feel just a little more at home around the world.” —Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo “In this wonderful book, my good friend, Bill Marriott, shares valuable insight on how to succeed in business. More importantly, however, he shares valuable insight on how to succeed in life. His ‘Recipe for Success’ especially is a must-read.” —Former President of the United States George H. W. Bush “Bill Marriott is one of the best entrepreneurial minds in the business. He knows what it takes to build brands, relationships and a winning corporate culture. WITHOUT RESERVATIONS is a compelling story of how best-in-class service, integrity, loyalty and leadership turned a small, family business into one of the world’s most respected companies.” —Ken Chenault, CEO and Chairman, American Express

The New Gold Standard 5 Leadership Principles For Creating A Legendary Customer Experience Courtesy Of The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company

Author: Joseph Michelli
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071641630
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Discover the secrets of world-class leadership! When it comes to refined service and exquisite hospitality, one name stands high above the rest: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. With ceaseless attention to every luxurious detail, the company has set the bar for creating memorable customer experiences in world-class settings. Now, for the first time, the leadership secrets behind the company's extraordinary success are revealed. The New Gold Standard takes you on an exclusive tour behind the scenes of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Granted unprecedented access to the company's executives, staff, and its award-winning Leadership Center training facilities, bestselling author Joseph Michelli explored every level of leadership within the organization. He emerged with the key principles leaders at any company can use to provide a customer experience unlike any other, such as: Understanding the ever-evolving needs of customers Empowering employees by treating them with the utmost respect Anticipating customers' unexpressed needs and concerns Developing and conducting an unsurpassed training regimen Sharing engaging stories from the company's employees--from the corporate office and hotels around the globe--Michelli describes the innovative methods the company uses to create peerless guest experiences and explains how it constantly hones and improves them. The New Gold Standard weaves practical how-to advice, proven leadership tools, and the wisdom of experts to help you create and embed superior customer-service principles, processes, and practices in your own organization.

Your Customer Is The Star

Author: Micah Solomon
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511729970
Size: 29.16 MB
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In this groundbreaking volume, America's top authority on customer service and customer trends shares everything you need to know to transform your customer service experience and delight every generation of customers, from millennials to baby boomers and beyond. "Your Customer Is The Star" explains how your customers have changed-and how the customer service and customer experience you provide needs to change as well. This is true whether your customers are members of the enormous, unprecedented Millennial generation, (Gen Y), the Baby Boomers, or otherwise. Technology and demographics have changed dramatically over the last decade, but customer service has not kept up. The days of scripted service, employee uniforms, long lines and longer wait times are over. Your customers today don't want that, and they'll vote with their feet (or reviews) if you try to serve them more of the same. The rise of the millennial consumer has begun, and this youthful group's influence is powerful and clear. They don't care about ostentatious old-fashioned ideas of "luxury." They spend their money on experiences (and yes, they do have money). They share what they're reading, eating and buying, and they'll Yelp your business a new one if you fail to meet their need for timeliness and authenticity. How can businesses keep up? In Your Customer Is The Star, customer service expert Micah Solomon offers a new way to reach consumers, one that will keep them coming back to your business for good. Principles and subjects you'll learn inside: * The rise of the millennial generation as customers, their power and different expectations * The up-trending of the millennial generation's expectations: How the expectations of millennials today are quickly spreading to the boomers and other generations * The (unauthorized) Jetsons approach to customer service: How to decide which service tasks to assign to people, to automation, and even to robots * The importance of authenticity: doing away with scripts, reconsidering name badges and uniforms, building something genuine for your customer to embrace * Building a movie with your customer as the star * Turning your business into a stage for customer relationships * The importance of values and transparency * The importance of ultra-speed in today's marketplace and with today's customers * The "90% solution" to the customer loyalty challenge