There are plenty of hotel blogs available on the web and knowing which ones to read can be quite the daunting task. We’ve compiled our favourite blogs and resources (aside from the Event Temple blog, of course) in one place and there’s something in them for everyone. Whether you’re an aspiring hotelier looking to expand your knowledge in the industry or just a traveling junkie looking to educate yourself on the ever-evolving industry. Read on to find out our faves!
Hospitality Net is a great place to start whether you’re new to the industry or a current hotelier or hospitality expert. It’s a one stop shop resource for anything from industry news, marketing and customer service advice all catered to hotels. Great resources like white papers, technology updates, industry data and highlights are available from their highly reputable sources. It’s also a great place for employees as you can find lists of schools, job opportunities and recommended reading material. Their daily newsletter is also great when you’re on a time crunch because it delivers and highlights key content of the day which saves you time.
If you’re looking for industry insight directly from the perspective of a hotelier themselves, from the good, the bad, and the downright ugly, then look no further. Spoken with witty satire, this hotelier’s commentary on the daily happenings in a hotel will have your eyes glued to the screen. Even if you’re someone not working in hospitality, it is a great read as most of you out there have traveled in some sort of capacity and the perspective on guests make you want to laugh out loud. Here’s an excerpt to get you stoked:
“I’ve worked in hotels for more than a decade. I’ve checked you in, checked you out, oriented you to the property, served you a beverage, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room service (before and, sadly, after), cleaned your toilet, denied you a late checkout, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&M’s out of your minibar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. From New Orleans to New York, I’ve played by hotel rules and, in the process, learned every aspect of the industry. Due to the fact that I just don’t care anymore, I will now offer easy and never-publicized tips and tricks.”
Although “marketing’ is in the blog name, among hotel blogs, this one talks about a lot more than just marketing for hotels. It’s a great resource for hoteliers as they address many questions that you’re already thinking about at your hotel. They also do a great job of highlighting key hospitality news in very concise, clean writing. Great for hoteliers on the go.
A great resource for industry hospitality news and trends, with a huge theme on technology. You’ll learn about all of the latest technological tools that consumers are using to find the best hotel experiences and how to use new tech to keep up with the competition. If you’re someone that likes a more involved approach to content, they also offer webinars, summits, and workshops,
This is a very hospitality centric blog and geared towards people already working or thinking of working in hospitality. As opposed to the other blogs highlighted so far, eHospitalityTimes is a feature focused hotel blog that gives insights to working in a hotel day to day versus industry news. We love how well organized it is so whatever department you may be working in at your hotel – from marketing, to operations or HR, you can easily find your category and look up relevant content. If you’re looking for a great place to further sharpen your skills, this is the place.
We love this publication for its know-how in what’s “new and trending” in the hospitality industry right now. Boutique hotels’ insurgence in recent years has gained massive appeal to travellers and this blog is catered towards people boutique hotel owners, staff and people interested in the prospect of owning their own boutique hotel. It’s a very fast-paced and exciting niche and this blog does a great job of keeping up and keeping you informed.
Whether you’re someone interested in exploring the world of travel and hospitality, a veteran hotelier looking for resources to add to your repertoire, or just someone looking for great, well-written commentary of the industry, this list has a little bit of everything for anyone. If there’s a blog you’re passionate about and is not featured here on this list, we’d love to hear from you! Please send your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org.