Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Using TripAdvisor to Boost Your Hotel’s Revenues

Among the best social websites for travelers is TripAdvisor. The website has become a wildly popular resource for those searching for reviews from unbiased customers on hotels, restaurants, attractions and more. Top-rated hotels are often highly sought after by travelers and have high-occupancy rates. Since it is seen as a valuable resource to those searching for things to do while on vacation, it is important to know how you could use TripAdvisor to your benefit.

Listen to User Feedback
Very few people fill out comment cards to hotels. Instead, they take their opinions to the internet. TripAdvisor reviewers then to be very honest about their experiences at your hotel, often times brutally so. You should attention to the complaints that users have and address them personally (hotel management can publicly respond to a guest’s concerns on the website). 

Check Your Ranking and Compare to Other Properties
TripAdvisor ranks hotels based on user ratings and ratings are grouped together regardless of whether you’re a motel or luxury hotel. This makes the playing field level for everyone, meaning an affordable hotel with great service and amenities can take on ultra-luxury hotels if more people leave satisfied. Compare yourself to other hotels and see what they are doing better.

Carry Out Changes
After evaluating your competition and looking through user comments, look at how you can personally improve your hotel. For example, if there are a lot of complaints about dated decor, consider Hospitality Renovations or if there’s many comments about poor service from particular staff members, reprimand or fire these bad eggs. You may not be able to address every issue but look for critical issues that should be addressed immediately but also look for small ways to improve as sometimes it is the small things that customers remember most.

Not every issue you will address as a result of your TripAdvisor research will result in needing to spend money but some undoubtedly will. Particularly if you need Hospitality Renovations, it’s important to know that your dollar is well spent. At Jaguar Hospitality, we ensure to provide the best bang for your buck with highly trained professionals who will guide you through the process of updating your hotel. If you want to learn more about our Hospitality Renovation Services, go to

Monday, September 22, 2014

Big Opportunities for Hawaii Hotels as Occupancy Booms

While tourism has rebounded since the recession is drawing to a closer, few tourism markets have had as remarkable a resurgence as Hawaii has in the past year. According to BizJournals, a leading business publication, hotel occupancy rates and average price per rooms have risen dramatically over the course of the past year. There are a number of factors that contributed to these factors but presumably hospitality renovations could attributable to some of the rise.

Percentage wise, hotels have been occupancy at 79.3% on average throughout the state, a big increase over the past year. Despite being only the third largest island in Hawaii, Oahu had the highest occupancy rates throughout the state at 89.2% with the second largest island, Maui, earning the second highest occupancy rates with 72.3%.

Not only were occupancy rates higher throughout the state of Hawaii, so were the daily average room rates for hotels. The study, created by Hawaii Hotel Industry Snapshot by STR, Inc. and Hospitality Advisors LLC, said that the statewide daily average for hotel rooms rose to $222.47, a 6.2% overall. Kauai led the islands in price increases; rooms there rose an outstanding 8.7 percentage points to $227.88. Despite this, Maui still led the average daily price per hotel room at $248.40, a rise of 4.1 percent.

With the Hawaii hotel market becoming more competitive, it is important to offer your guests the best possible experience or they may consider to stay at other properties. Jaguar Hospitality offers a number of hospitality renovations services that can help you stay ahead of the pack while offering you the best value for your dollar. If you wish to have a consultation on the services we can provide your hotel, contact us at (214) 295-3574 or fill out this form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Our Hospitality Renovations Services Guarantee Optimal Results

At Jaguar Hospitality, we provide clients with Hospitality Renovations Services that can reinvigorate new life into your properties. Our top-notch renovations are just what you need to stimulate your business, win over more customers, and offer a professional and fresh look to your operations.

Many hospitality companies throughout the country are undergoing major renovations to their properties compete with tourism dollars. With the rise of the Internet and social media, it is often easy for your customers to find out which properties don’t need their high standards. Whether it be dated decor or unsightly wear and tear, it might be time for your property to undergo a renovation.

We offer a number of solutions that help our clients know where their investments are going. Our capital planning tools helps us ensure that the project will remain on time and on budget. Our highly-trained procurement team is able to source products for the best prices available. In addition, we offer reporting that is accessible from any device that can access the internet, ensuring you are fully aware of the actions we have taken.

With the volatile nature of the industry, it’s important that your hospitality renovations are ensure the best possible value for the dollar. Since Jaguar Hospitality is ranked as one of the top procurement firms in the country by Hotel Business, it is able to ensure our wide variety of hospitality clients maximize their investments through cost-effective solutions that meet whatever needs you may have.

If you wish to learn more about Jaguar Hospitality and the Hospitality Renovations services we provide, contact (214) 295-3574 or go to our Contact Page to fill out the contact form provided.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hotel Construction Booming for August 2014

With both interstate and international travel reaching record levels, hotels across the country are booming to meet the demand. Hence the results of a recent report by

As a recent article in Hotel News Resource reported:

 “The Upscale and Upper Midscale segments continue their dominance of U.S. hotel room construction, accounting for over two-thirds of the industry total,” said Bobby Bowers, senior VP of operations at STR. “August room construction increased by 40 percent or more versus the prior year across all STR Chain Scale segments except the Luxury (-22.7 percent) and the Economy (+5.3 percent) segments. With roughly one-half of final planning rooms in the Upscale and Upper Midscale segments, the two asset classes will likely continue leading U.S. construction activity in the foreseeable future.”

Moreover, the largest increase in room under contract – at over 31.8 percent – were among Upper Upscale segments, followed by Upper Midscale at over 22.1 percent and Upscale at over 11.8 percent.

As for rooms under construction, four out of five segments saw increases of over 40 percent: Midscale (over 49.1 percent), Upper Midscale (46.6 percent), Upper Upscale (43.9 percent), and Unaffiliated (40.5 percent).

The data are clear: hotels of all kinds are growing, and the opportunities could not be any greater. If your inn, lodge, or hospitality facility is going to keep up with this competitive industry, you need to be modern, functional, and up-to-date.

Jaguar Hospitality can help. Our Hospitality Renovations Company specializes in maximizing the hospitality potential of all such facilities. With a personalized plan and the latest cutting-edge technologies and methodologies, you are guaranteed the finest Hospitality Renovations imaginable.

To learn more, contact 214-295-3574.
STR Global, which found U.S. hotel construction by 13.5 percent this past August compared to the previous year.