Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What To Look For When Choosing A Hotel Management Company

As a hotel owner or real estate developer contemplating the construction of a new hotel, you want to ensure you are maximizing the investment you have made in 'bricks and mortar'.  With many management companies to choose from, where do you begin this search?

When looking for the 'right fit' for your hospitality management company, you should consider the following key points in your search:

Previous Management Assignments.  There are many different types and styles of hotels today (full-service and limited-service; branded and independent hotels; rural locations and urban locations).  The hospitality management company you are interviewing should have experience and knowledge of the hotel segment your property competes within.

Geographic Location Of The Management Company.  Direct access to the property by an experienced hospitality management Director Of Operations and other corporate support staff is important to the oversight of the property.

References. Check the references and explore the past business relationships that are provided to you by the hospitality management company.  You will want to ensure that these references include properties and assignments that are similar to your location and your asset.

Services Provided By The Management Company.  A hospitality management company should be able to oversee capital improvements, renovation, and ongoing property maintenance at the hotel.  Many hospitality management companies do not provide services to implement a Product Improvement Plan (PIP).  Also, the hospitality management company should provide asset management, or consulting services for the ownership entity of the property, and understand your relationship with your lender, and act on your behalf.

Corporate Support.  A hospitality management company should have dedicated professionals that will oversee and support the hotel in key areas of business management such as negotiated purchasing contracts, sales and marketing oversight (especially in terms of e-commerce), technical support staff, accounting and financial controls, human resources, and insurance.

For more information about hotel development or management services with Kinseth Hospitality Companies, please contact Jeff Schrader at jschrader@kinseth.com or visit www.kinseth.com

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Welcome To Our Blog!

Welcome to our Kinseth Hospitality Companies (KHC) blog and thanks for checking us out. Our new blog was created to inform our readers about exciting changes, growth and development at KHC as well as what’s happening with our properties, leadership team and special promotions. 

Kinseth Hospitality is a full service management company with a diverse portfolio of hotels and restaurant brands and locations across the country including Hilton, Marriott, Holiday Inns (IHG), Choice, Carlson and Wyndham. Visit www.kinseth.com for more information about our company and our locations.

There are many exciting changes underway at KHC with the construction of 3 new hotel properties in 2014 including Home2 Suites in West Omaha, a new Homewood Suites in Ankeny, Iowa, and the demolition and construction of a brand new Hilton Garden Inn in Bettendorf, Iowa. 

2013 also brought the addition of Jackie Edmonds as our Corporate Director of Sales, Emily McLane as Creative Marketing Manager, and Denise Stejskal has moved into the role of managing E-Commerce. 

As a company we have been undergoing a makeover both cosmetically with a new logo, blog and website, but also internally with a revitalized focus on our core values of candid leadership, team collaboration, hard hitting performance and a commitment to excellence and world class service.

We have created several strategic partnerships with exceptional brands, as well as companies that help us leverage and measure performance, revenue, service and quality against our competition, and more importantly our commitment guest satisfaction. 

We truly believe that World Class service and performance is delivered through our dedicated Kinseth employees and associates passion and commitment to serve each guest with a smile. As a team we strive to treat each guest as our number one priority, worthy of our upmost attention and gratitude.

It is our mission to continue to grow as one of the most competitive, hardworking, and performance driven hotel management companies in the country. We do this by upholding our commitment to hire, train and develop the most talented associates in the industry, to take exceptional care of our guests, and deliver result driven financial success to our business owners, investors, and developers.

For more information about hotel development or management services contact Jeff Schrader at jschrader@kinseth.com or visit www.kinseth.com.