What’s one thing you do better than anyone else?
What’s one thing you do better than anyone else?
21 JUNE 2018 6:48 AM

We’re seeking your submissions, sharing tips and best practices for tasks you’re great at, from making a hotel bed to mixing a cocktail.

Here’s something I’m really good at: making a bed.

Really making a bed—folding down the hospital corners, getting the pillowcases on just right, smoothing the duvet so everything’s even and unwrinkled. I blame my Army dad, who insisted we make our beds every morning and yes, sometimes he even did that thing where he bounced a quarter on it to make sure it was nice and tight.

Anyone out there need a housekeeper? You let me know.

Best practices just like this are what we’re looking for from you and your colleagues. Hotel News Now is gathering tips, tricks and best practices for all sorts of tasks related to your hotel or hotel company—things you do different or better than anyone else.

These don’t have to be huge things—just vital, simple, specific things. Maybe you have a front-desk colleague who has a fantastic tip for getting people to sign up for your loyalty program. Or a housekeeper who has the best mirror-polishing technique you’ve ever seen. Or a banquets manager who has a special trick for flipping a huge room in a small timeframe. Maybe you’re a GM who has a great best practice for engaging line staff during a team meeting, or a DoSM with a tip for dealing with stressed meeting planners. I’m sure lots of you have bartenders with the absolute best martini-making skills around.

We want it all! All segments, all around the world, from hotel properties to management companies, designers and owners.

We all have specific tasks we think we do really well by putting our own twist on them—that’s the definition of a best practice. They’re usually simple, time-saving and specific. In other words, best practices are actionable tips you read and think, “wow, I’ve got to try that!”

Submitting best practices is open to everyone and the process is simple. Fill out our online form, and you’re done. There’s no nomination process or selection or judging—it’s as easy as spreading the word among your team and letting people share what they do best.

We encourage you to open this up to everyone on your staff or team—it’s a great way to build engagement (and maybe you have someone with a great tip on how to build staff engagement!)
If we decide to use your best practice in an upcoming Hotel News Now publication, we’ll get in touch with you.

Here’s the fine print: This is open until mid-July, so make sure you get on it. For the purposes of this project, we ask you to not mention specific vendor companies in your responses, and we will not accept submissions from hotel industry vendors.

I’m excited to see what our Hotel News Now readers submit! Here’s the link to the form again. Any questions? Comment below, email me at sricca@hotelnewsnow.com or find me on Twitter @HNN_Steph

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