Buying and Running a Guesthouse or Small Hotel: How to build a valuable business and enjoy a great lifestyle

Buying and Running a Guesthouse or Small Hotel: How to build a valuable business and enjoy a great lifestyle

by Dan Marshall
     
 

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This book will lead you through the entire process and help you with all the decisions you'll need to make along the way, such as researching your market; setting your objectives and making a plan; finding the right property; cooking and menu planning; dealing with reservations, reception and billing; purchasing and serving delicious food and wine; managing your

Overview

This book will lead you through the entire process and help you with all the decisions you'll need to make along the way, such as researching your market; setting your objectives and making a plan; finding the right property; cooking and menu planning; dealing with reservations, reception and billing; purchasing and serving delicious food and wine; managing your cash flow and accounts; and creating the WOW factor.

Contents: 1. Substantiating the Dream; 2. Which Property and Which Business Format?; 3. Getting Started; 4. Setting Your Standard;5. Reservations and Reception; 6. Food and Beverage; 7. Housekeeping Issues; 8. Marketing and Advertising; 9. Bookkeeping and Financial Aspects; 10. Ancillary Departments; 11.Staffing; Appendix; Index

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845285951
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
04/17/2014
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
867,545
File size:
818 KB

Meet the Author

Dan Marshall has been a guesthouse owner and hotelier and the holder of senior management positions in hotel and restaurant companies. After three years with the Hotel and Catering Industry Training Board, he became Supervisor of Training in the faculty of Hotel and Business Administration at the then newly formed Bermuda College. He was also Head of Development at Glion Hotel School in Switzerland before buying and running his own successful guesthouse in Oban, Scotland.

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