It is not easy to leave the corporate world, with its many benefits, including salaries that guarantee you have an income tomorrow. But still, staying where you are can at times feel like you are going nowhere.
Making the decision to be an Innkeeper is a huge step; it is a commitment that requires you to consider that you are buying a business as well as a lifestyle. While the customs and quirks of Innkeepers have changed since we began our work in the industry over 35 years ago, the critical balance between business and lifestyle has remained the main factor for success of Inn owners and the linchpin of our Seminar for Future Innkeepers.
Understanding the business aspect of Innkeeping is crucial, as it supports what should be a rewarding lifestyle. In this way, Innkeeping is a creative venue that challenges you to be the master of your own success, in command of your own fate. However, we have seen too many imitation Innkeeping seminars under-emphasize the personal side of Innkeeping (and let’s face it, this is a very personal business!).
It is through your personal expressions as an Innkeeper that you truly take charge of your success. You become the creator of ambiance, maintaining and redefining your Inn with an approach to quality, from luxury linens to fresh flowers in public areas. It is these details of service, which strive to surpass guest expectations that distinguishes exceptional hospitality properties from other accommodations.
Select Registry: Distinguished Inns of North America is a national organization made up of success-driven Innkeepers and owners of quality assured, exceptional accommodations. We often use Select Registry properties as the template for viable Inn businesses that offer guests quality, cleanliness, comfort and hospitality in the finest fashion. We are proud to host our Innkeeping seminars at Select Registry properties, in concert with successful Innkeepers who understand the business and embrace the lifestyle.
As a future Innkeepers, you need the financial tools for understanding what makes a viable Inn business and a vision for growing an even stronger business there. You can accomplish that in a few ways: raising prices by creating a more opulent environment – attracting a higher paying guest, adding more rooms to grow the occupancy, building a spa or creating a venue for midweek business meetings.
However, the first step for curious future Innkeepers is to attend one of our comprehensive seminars, hosted at exceptional hospitality properties throughout the U.S. Join us with notebook in hand and find out what it takes to join the ranks of successful Innkeepers.
We hope to see you there!