Last week, we attended the 2018 OHLA Annual Conference to give a presentation about branding. If you’ve never heard of OHLA before, it’s the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association and, it’s one of the oldest hotel associations in the country. Founded in 1893, OHLA’s main purpose was actually originally to prevent the passing of counterfeit […]
There’s something especially unsettling about the idea of a haunted hotel. Usually a place full of life, energy and human interaction, it’s scary to imagine a hotel where the guests are already “checked-out.” Maybe that’s why haunted hotels have such a rich history in fiction. No matter the reason, here are some of our favorite […]
As travelers, we like to visit lots of cities. And as hotel marketers, we love to visit popular properties! On our recent trip to Chicago, we met with several esteemed hoteliers and took plenty of pictures along the way. Can you identify the hotels featured in our photos? There’s only one way to find out… […]
At McConnell Marketing, not only do we love working with hotels, but we also love staying at them! Today we sat down to share some of our favorite hotels of all time and why we love them. Check out the video above and share your favorite hotel with us! #ihearthotels
When checking in to a luxury hotel, comfortable beds and speedy service are expected. But, at some of the most haunted hotels in the United States, guests may be greeted by more than just the friendly concierge. The spooky histories and ghost stories surrounding these hotels will make you think twice before turning the lights […]
How often do we say “thank you” to loyal guests? It’s a great question to ask your team. After all, repeat customers are highly profitable and are likely to invite new guests to stay with you. But what form should that thank you take? Go beyond the typical automated email and show your guests some love […]
The Occidental Grill & Seafood in Washington D.C. is famous for their signature skillet cornbread! Want blog content and more directly to your inbox? Sign up for our email list for hotel marketing news, industry tips and insights sent to your inbox every month.
With its wide variety of luxury and boutique hotels, Washington D.C. is a great place for hotel enthusiasts like us. Here are some of our favorite hotel photos from our recent trip to the Nation’s Capital. Willard InterContinental It’s always interesting to think about what important foreign dignitaries have walked down Peacock Hall at the […]
If you’ve ever heard someone complaining about their boring and repetitive job, then we can guarantee they don’t work in the hospitality industry! Full of unique clients and exciting projects, we at McConnell Marketing love the hospitality industry for a variety of reasons. Here are our top five: 1. Everyone is so hospitable! This […]
Working on this Spa brochure for The Rittenhouse made us wish our office was closer to Philadelphia! #IHearthotels Want blog content and more directly to your inbox? Sign up for our email list for hotel marketing news, industry tips and insights sent to your inbox every month.