The hotel industry is constantly evolving, and brands like Marriott are always on the lookout for ways to stay relevant. This year, the major hotel chain has decided to branch out from hotel to home with its new homesharing pilot. What is homesharing? If you’ve heard of Airbnb or HomeAway, then you already know […]
With a new hotel opening right in our backyard, we couldn’t not take a look. So, we packed our bags and booked a night at the brand new DoubleTree Youngstown Downtown! Here are some of our takeaways after staying at the new property. The Views Located in the historic Stambaugh Building, the DoubleTree Youngstown […]
Though travel is one of our favorite pastimes here at McConnell Marketing, even the best planned trips don’t always go well. Here are our favorite… and craziest travel stories.
This week, our Director of Business Development, Steve Kandray, returns from his trip to Ireland! During his stay, Steve explored the best of Ireland’s culture, including its hotels. Learn more about his experience, and the Irish hospitality scene, below. Can you name some of the hotels that you visited? Well, I stayed at B&Bs […]
When you pack for your next trip, you may want to remember your own toiletries. Why? Hundreds of hotels are no longer providing little bottles of shampoo, conditioner and soap. What’s happening to the shampoo? The Wall Street Journal reports that hundreds of hotels are getting rid of their travel-sized, free bottles of shampoo, […]
Today, our hospitality specialists are put to the test with industry-related questions! Play along with Megan, Allie and Steve as they answer some pretty tough trivia. Did you get all of the answers correct? Share with us below!
Modernizing furniture, updating technology, improving bathrooms, changing signage- hotel owners are faced with MANY options when it comes to renovations. With so many areas that could be renovated, which ones are prioritized? Lately, trends have shown that hoteliers are looking to renovate publicly used spaces (lobby, workout facility, restaurants) first. Why renovate common areas? […]
Believe it or not, spring cleaning season is upon us! And as you dust those counters and Windex your windows, don’t forget to clean up your marketing too. Whether it’s connecting with distant clients or updating social media graphics, spring is the perfect time to refresh your marketing strategy. Watch our latest video for more […]
For years AAA has inspected and approved thousands of hotels. With its diamond rating process, AAA looks at things like curb appeal, décor and layout to determine a hotel’s level of luxury. And recently, the company has added a new factor to its rating system: technology. Updated Guidelines With today’s technological advances, its no […]
In this video Alexa, one of our graphic designers, shares some best practices and strategies for creating an effective ad! Tips covered include: Why it’s important to optimize for mobile The value of branding Using a call to action Creating a sense of urgency For more hotel marketing tips and tricks directly to your inbox, […]