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FoodieS Magazine and AQUA Reflections Launch Bali’s Best Eats Award and Guide 2018

Bali, 19 September 2018 - After the resounding success of Jakarta’s Best Eats Award and Guide 2018, the first objective restaurant awards in Indonesia, FoodieS Magazine and AQUA Reflections proudly present Bali’s Best Eats Award 2018.

Indonesia’s First Objective Restaurant Awards

Inspired by the rise of local food-driven culture, Jakarta’s Best Eats was launched in December 2017 with purpose to scrutinize and recognize outstanding dining establishments amidst the rigorous competition in the capital’s ever-evolving dining scene. By appointing a panel of experts and well-respected judges in the culinary industry and after a thorough identification and deliberation process of almost 300 participating restaurants, the Jakarta’s Best Eats Awards and Guide were inaugurated at a gala dinner held on 22 February 2018. The Jakarta culinary scene was jubilant as the Top 40 restaurants were announced and special awards honoring Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year as well as Bar of the Year were given out.

Encouraging A World-Class Dining Scene

Recognizing the large manifestation of quality restaurants in Bali, FoodieS Magazine together with the leading natural mineral water in the country, AQUA Reflections, expands the Best Eats concept and launches the first reputable search for world-class dining venues on the Island of Gods, Bali. Bali’s Best Eats Awards and Guide will provide an expert eye to inform local and international diners and travelers alike about the creative talents behind Bali’s lucrative culinary industry and inspire chefs and restaurateurs to continuously develop world-class dining experiences.

Jed Doble, the Publisher of FoodieS Magazine said, “We wanted to create an award system not only as a guide for diners to choose the best dining venues in Bali but also to show visitors to Bali all the great work that chefs on the island have been doing and what truly sets one restaurant apart from another. Bali’s Best Eats Award will encourage culinary creativity and excellence, drive the local scene to even greater heights and help ensure that every night is fully booked at the restaurants.”

Bali’s Best Eats Judging

Bali’s Best Eats has assembled a panel of reputable industry experts from diverse backgrounds and specialties, to ensure a credible, honest and ethical judging process. The judging panel includes:

• Yuda Bustara – Celebrity Chef
• Janet de Neefe – Founder, Ubud Food Festival
• Sandra Djohan – Chef & Hotelier
• Jed Doble – Publisher, FoodieS Magazine
• Guillaume Epinette – Sommelier & Hotelier
• Pierre Lang – Gourmand and member Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Baillage Bali
• Rinrin Marinka - Celebrity Chef
• Corine Tap – President Director PT. Tirta Investama (Danone AQUA)
• Simon Ward – Founder, Bali Food Safari

Restaurants will be segmented and compete in one of three categories: Fine Dining - venues making an illustrious effort in the pursuit of perfection in taste, presentation, creativity, service and table arrangement. Upscale Dining - venues going the extra mile to provide foodies with a smart, conceptual dining in an inviting ambience. Casual Dining - venues that rose above many other establishments, offering relaxed, lively and straightforward food and beverage experiences.

The establishments then will be judged on the following criteria:
50% - Cuisine, based on taste, creativity and execution
20% - Quality of service
20% - Drinks menu or wine list
10% - Interior design or character

Judges will base their decisions on the above criteria. Each judge can only vote for a restaurant if they had eaten at the restaurant in the last 12 months. All visits to the restaurant were made without identifying themselves as part of the jury and without any incentives or endorsements as part of the judging process. The Top 40 Restaurants will be revealed during the Gala Awards Night in November 2018. Restaurant registration is open from now until 31 October 2018. For further information and to register the restaurants, please visit,

Manifestation of “Reflections of You” in Culinary Industry

Reflections of You, a campaign by AQUA Reflections that continuously appreciates Indonesian inspirational figures who dedicate themselves in lifestyle, art, fashion, as well as culinary industry. Working together with FoodieS Magazine allows AQUA Reflections to give appreciation to culinary industry talents who are constantly progressing the industry by raising the quality of their offerings, actively stepping up industry standards, and being able to compete by international standards.

“We are taking a tangible step to show our commitment as AQUA Reflections in contributing to lift–up the standard in quality for Indonesia’s culinary industry through Bali’s Best Eats. In addition, we hope that Bali’s Best Eats will trigger more local culinary talents to keep on progressing and innovating to achieve excellence in the Bali culinary industry”, said Flora Tobing, AQUA Reflections Brand Manager.

About FoodieS Magazine
FoodieS is the premier English-language magazine covering food and beverage in Jakarta, Bali, the rest of Indonesia and beyond, with each edition focused on the day-to-day search for delicious, interesting or new restaurants, showcasing appliances and equipment for the home cook, looking at spirits, and cocktails, profiling chefs and offering coverage of international foodie destinations, and sharing easy-to-do recipes for budding Bourdains. Offering a print readership of 30,000, FoodieS also racks up more than 60,000 digital impressions each month through its online channels.

About AQUA
AQUA, a pioneer of packaged drinking water, was established in 1973. As a manifestation of its vision and commitment to responsible management in social and environmental operations, AQUA is developing the AQUA Lestari initiative, comprising four pillars: water resource protection, CO2 reduction, packaging optimization and plastic waste collection as well as community development and improvement. AQUA is part of the DANONE, one of the world's largest producers of food and beverage products. In Indonesia, DANONE's business units cover three main categories: beverages (packaged drinking water, non-carbonated soft drinks and tea RTD), nutrition for early life (Nutricia and Sarihusada), as well as medical nutrition. Danone-AQUA is the first FMCG in Indonesia that is BCorp certified. BCorp is a highest standard on social and environment performance. Sustainability Report of the company can be accessed through . Please send feedback as well as customer comments to AQUA Menyapa 08001588888 (toll free) Facebook SehatAQUA and

About AQUA Reflections
AQUA presents all the benefits of natural goodness in AQUA Reflections, packed in premium glass bottles with exquisite design that reflects a drive for healthy lifestyles amid the dynamics of modern premium life. AQUA's premium product is packaged in an elegant, 380ml & 750ml glass bottles created by the hands of talented Indonesian designers / artists, AQUA Reflections is a reflection of the modern, dynamic person who continually moves forward in a life balanced by a healthy body. AQUA Reflections comprises AQUA Reflections Still and AQUA Reflections Sparkling.

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Adventures in the Sky: an interactive entertainment, educational activities and tailored parties in the sky to create a young traveler’s dream voyage

  • Parties in the sky with world-renowned party planners
  • The first children-trained cabin crew in private aviation
  • Expert led approach based on data-driven insight and observations

Hong Kong, June 4, 2018 – VistaJet, the first and only global business aviation company, today announced the launch of Adventures in the Sky, the most extensive travelers’ program designed especially for children.

With one in four of VistaJet flights in 2017 having a child on-board*, offering activities dedicated to young travelers is proving increasingly important.

Created for passengers aged one to 16 years old, Adventures in the Sky** will turn VistaJet cabins into playrooms and party venues. Children will be actively engaged with storytelling illustration books, personalized explorer backpacks and family activity hampers, and serviced by children-trained hostesses, offering them special menus and a host of interactive adventures.

Parties in the Sky

At the forefront of Adventures in the Sky is a series of themed parties, created in collaboration with world-renowned event-planners Sharky and George. Each activity is hosted on-board by an expert team, to make young fliers’ time in the air truly memorable.

Alice in the Sky takes children down the rabbit hole and into a magical world where boys and girls can host their own Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, play flamingo croquet and the Contrariwise game.

The Secret Mission trains recruits as secret service agents to unravel an international criminal operation. Guided by an in-flight Spy Chief, new agents will receive Kingsman-inspired training in the art of writing and decrypting code, taking fingerprints, crime scene techniques and secret messaging.

For the young cinephile, Movies in the Sky will include a film crew equipped with camera, editing and green screen equipment to create their own movie from script writing and casting to make-up, acting, filming and special effects. Children can act out their favorite blockbuster or bring new ideas to life.

Adventure Packs

VistaJet has created a series of activity packs. Explorer Backpacks, personalized to the individual child’s age and their travel destination, are designed to be used both on-board and for days afterwards. For the whole family, personalized Activity Hampers will be prepared, full of activities to create together.

To entertain its younger passengers, VistaJet has also created a series of six hand-illustrated sticker-books where children can follow the adventures of protagonists Miloh and Scarlet.

Private Dining

VistaJet’s Private Dining chefs have created a new menu to appeal to children from anywhere in the world and all the dishes provide the healthy requirements their parents expect.

A Child Expert On-Board

With many families traveling with a nanny, VistaJet has taken the unprecedented step to train all its Cabin Hostesses with the prestigious early years education and childcare institute, Norland College. The dedicated training program covers child development and behaviors, understanding family dynamics and recognizing times of need for families when traveling.

VistaJet is the first private aviation company to take these steps to provide the best service for every passenger.

* Identified as children born after June 1, 2001.
** Additional children services are dedicated to VistaJet’s Program members. Prices on application. Services are available from multiple global locations, and in a large number of languages.

About VistaJet

VistaJet is the first and only global aviation company. On its fleet of over 70 silver and red business jets, VistaJet has flown corporations, governments and private clients to 187 countries, covering 96% of the world. Founded in 2004 by Thomas Flohr, the company pioneered an innovative business model where customers have access to an entire fleet whilst paying only for the hours they fly, free of the responsibilities and asset risks linked to aircraft ownership. VistaJet’s signature Program membership offers customers a bespoke subscription of flight hours on its fleet of mid and long-range jets, to fly them anytime, anywhere. Customers can also request Direct one-off flights through the industry’s first end-to-end booking app or a 24/7 global team.

More VistaJet information and news at

About Sharky and George

Sharky & George is a London based children’s events company that specializes in fun for all ages, through awesome games, creative activities and imaginative experiences. The team is made up of inspirational and energetic rock stars who really ‘get’ children and take huge pride in making others happy.

From regularly partying at No.10 Downing Street to entertaining 850 children in the garden of Buckingham Palace, Sharky & George has worked on a broad range of events. Creating private parties in Qatar, Switzerland, New York and throughout Europe, Sharky & George has worked with different cultures, and learned how to best to entertain children from around the globe.

About Norland College

Norland was founded in 1892 by Emily Ward who recognized the need for early years care and education to be formalized. Founded on the motto Love Never Faileth, the college has a child-centered approach to training both its full-time students and in consultancy. Graduates trained at Norland College are employed worldwide as Norland Nannies and Maternity Nurses through their in-house employment agency, Norland Agency.

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Best Western Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of 4,200† hotels in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide. Best Western offers seven types of hotels to suit the needs of our guests for any travel occasion: Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Vīb®, Best Western Premier®, Glō® Executive Residency by Best Western® and BW Premier Collection®.

Best Western’s newest brands, Vīb & Glō provide unique options for today’s travelers. Best Western first announced Vīb (as in vibrant) a chic, hip, urban boutique hotel concept focused on style, technology and guest engagement at the brand’s annual convention in 2014. In 2015, developers broke ground on a Vīb in Chicago, infusing the Chicago neighborhood with energy and sparking economic growth. In addition to the Chicago Vīb, Best Western Hotels & Resorts has Vīb projects under development in Miami, Los Angeles, Staten Island, NY, Springfield, MO, Little Rock, AR, Seoul, South Korea, and Vientiane, Laos and is actively negotiating deals in key U.S. cities including Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, New Orleans, Scottsdale and San Diego.

Glō is a broad-midscale new construction brand that offers a hip, boutique-style experience for savvy travelers who expect the best in value, design and comfort. As the name implies, the brand glows in many ways. GLō’s architecture and design have elements that speak to the name with the use of signature LED elements. LED lighting is articulated on the side of the building and in the glowing blue scarf, providing an unmistakable beacon at night, while the “Lite Brite” wall greets guests' outside and extends inside behind the glowing welcome desk. During the day, the alternating blue and gold window panes bring the building to life.

  • Best Western Hotels & Resorts Recognized for Excellence
  • Best Western Ranked Number One Midscale Hotel, 2014 Business Travel News® Chain Survey. 
  • Best Western Plus Ranked Number One Upper Midscale Hotel, 2014 & 2015 Business Travel News Chain Survey. 
  • Best Western Named AAA®/CAA® Partner of the Year since 2008. 
  • Named Best Hotel Website by Compuware 2011-2015. 
  • Best Western Named Genius In Digital Know - How by L2 Hotels Digital Index. 
  • Best Western Rewards® Voted Top Three Best Hotel Loyalty Program by U.S. News & World Report and J.D. Power & Associates. 

For the second year in a row, Best Western Hotels & Resorts’s guest loyalty program, Best Western Rewards, brought home top honors at Loyalty360’s annual Loyalty Expo in Orlando. Best Western Rewards earned the North American 360-Degree Platinum Award and an additional platinum award for Best Customer Insight in Loyalty Marketing. BWI also won gold awards in the categories of Best Creative Campaign and Best Use of Technology and Trends in Loyalty Marketing.

Best Western Rewards received American Express® Loyalty Award for Excellence in 2014.

More than 1,800 Best Western hotels globally received TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence awards in 2015.


Register Now! CAA Preferred Best Western Rewards members get a $20 Best Western Gift Card for every night you stay between May 22, 2017 & September 4, 2017. See for details.

Register Now! AAA Preferred Best Western Rewards members get a $20 Best Western Gift Card for every night you stay between May 22, 2017 & September 4, 2017. See for more details.

Register Now! Get a $10 Best Western Gift Card for every night you stay between May 22, 2017 & September 4, 2017. See for more details.

Now celebrating 70 years of hospitality, Best Western’s worldwide family of hotels offers accommodations for all types of travelers. Whether traveling for business, planning an affordable family vacation or looking for luxurious destinations, Best Western has a hotel for you.

Best Western Rewards, the brand’s award-winning loyalty program, boasts more than 25 million members. It is one of the few such programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western hotel worldwide. Best Western Rewards has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and J.D. Power & Associates as one of the top three hotel loyalty programs. To sign up to be a Best Western Rewards member please visit Bestwestern.Com.

Best Western is committed to providing superior customer care at all Best Western hotels. Our hoteliers’ dedication to caring for their guests is reflected in the fact that globally Best Western set new records in 2015 for the number of hotels that received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. More than 1,800 Best Western hotels globally received TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards, a 13 percent increase over last year. In North America, 1,161 of Best Western properties received a Certificate of Excellence. This includes 1,051 Best Western hotels in the U.S. and 110 hotels in Canada. Overall, the number of the brand’s North American hotels receiving awards represents a 12 percent increase over last year’s total and a 32 percent increase over 2013.

Best Western partners with organizations that share our values and commitment to providing an excellent customer experience. The brand’s partnerships with AAA/CAA, Minor League Baseball, and Harley-Davidson® highlight just a few of the ways we provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with Best Western.

At Best Western, we are a leader in pet-friendly travel with more than 1,600 pet-friendly hotels across North America. Working with Cesar Milan, Best Western provides tips to make travel easier for you and your pet.


Register Now! CAA Preferred Best Western Rewards members get a $20 Best Western Gift Card for every night you stay between May 22, 2017 & September 4, 2017. See for details.

Register Now! AAA Preferred Best Western Rewards members get a $20 Best Western Gift Card for every night you stay between May 22, 2017 & September 4, 2017. See for more details.

Register Now! Get a $10 Best Western Gift Card for every night you stay between May 22, 2017 & September 4, 2017. See for more details.
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Enhance your guests' experience with a phone systems perfectly suited to hotels

Smart Communications for SMBs
The UNIVERGE® SV9100 platform is a new system, with new handsets and new applications to empower your workforce. Built on the back of the award winning SV8100 technology, the SV9100 provides double the system capacity, yet remains cost effective from 10 to over 800 users.

Serving the Hospitality Industry with Advanced IP and Analog Telephony Solutions Worldwide

AEi brings cutting-edge telephony solutions to the most prestigious hotels and resorts worldwide. Our feature rich telephones exceed the expectations of the most demanding hoteliers with high quality, impeccable workmanship and stylish products. At AEi your satisfaction is our priority

PT. Bytel Sarana Telkomindo are the distributor of telecommunication system, providing our clients with the best solution and value on the market.

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Komplek Ruko Klinik Anggrek
Jakarta - 10650

Phone : (021) 42888767
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E-mail : [email protected], [email protected]
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Hotelier Indonesia - Niche Cars Group first-time showcases Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder at Siam Paragon Showroom Bangkok 

Bangkok – Niche Cars Group, Thailand’s leading high-end distributor of elite automotive brands and the sole authorized dealer for Lamborghini in Thailand, showcases the Lamborghini’s newest raging bull supercar “Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder” for the first time in Thailand, from now until 5 February 2017 at Siam Paragon Showroom.

For Thai market, the super-performance Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder is now available in convertible version, starting price at 26.8 MB. The debut is warmly attended by VIPS and honored guests, including Vittawat Chinabarramee (1st from left), Managing Director Niche Cars Group; Seree Chinabarramee (2nd from left), President Niche Cars Group; Mana Trongkamolthum (3rd from left),

President of the Lamborghini Thailand Club; Thanaporn Tantiyanon (3rd from right), Director-Marketing Promotion Siam Piwat Co., Ltd.; M.L. Oradis sanitwong (2nd from right), Senior Vice President-Corporate Communications Siam Piwat Co., Ltd.; and Lisa Jira (1st from right), Assistant Manager-Corporate Communications Siam Piwat Co., Ltd. To find out more about Niche Cars Group, please call +66 2 321 1111, +66 81 434 7777 or visit

Showrooms open daily from 8.30 – 17.30 hr. About Niche Cars Group Niche Cars Group, a Thailand’s leading high end distributor of elite automotive brands, has been in business almost 30 years and become an official dealer for top global brands, including supercars such as “Lamborghini” from Italy; the classic “Lotus” from the U.K.; the off-road king, “Hummer” from the U.S.; Pagani, the unique luxury supercar brand; Koenigsegg, the Swedish hypercar manufacturer that set the Guinness World Record of 'Fastest Car in the World'; and McLaren, a British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports cars. Now Niche Cars Group operates 2 showrooms located at Siam Paragon and on Motor Way Km.1.

To find out more about Niche Cars Group, please call +66 2 321 1111 or visit

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Sens Hotels Resorts

Erected on the grounds of Peliatan Kingdom’s extended royal family, minutes walk away from Ubud Market and Ubud Palace, SenS Hotel & Spa + Conference Ubud Town Center is a refreshing addition to the Ubud hospitality scene. SenS represents the fulfillment of a promise to deliver “a boutique experience beyond expectations” to discerning leisure and business travellers who recognize and seek quality, comfort, convenience and value.

The origin of the name SenS is French and has a double meaning. SenS is the name of a commune in the Burgundy region in north-central France, 120 km from Paris. It is crossed by the Rivers Yonne and Vanne. SenS is steeped in history. It has, over time, been an important Roman settlement; the capital of the Senones, a powerful Gallic tribe; and an important religious center and ecclesiastical hub.

SenS, in the French language, also means sense, way, feeling, direction, consciousness, opinion and meaning.

In whatever we do, we aim to be most SenSible, be it in the design of our comfortable and contemporary accommodations with thoughtful conveniences for our guests, our interactions with our guests and our community, or the quality of our service. No detail is too small in achieving a sense of simplicity and purpose. Warm Asian hospitality with personalized service is at the heart of all that SenS and our impeccably trained team has to offer.

Located about 7 km or 4.5 miles south of Ubud town center in Singakerta Village, on a site fronted by the Wos River, SereS Springs Resort & Spa is the flagship property under the SereS brand.

It will offer luxury accommodations in 60 spacious guestrooms and 20 villas, each with private dipping pool, intimate ambiance, picture-perfect panoramic rice paddy field views, gracious service and warm Asian hospitality. Scheduled for opening in 2017.

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What Can You Expect & How It Will Benefit Your Hotel

By Rachel Grier, Asia-Pacific managing director, IDeaS Revenue Solutions

The sleek silhouette of a vehicle effortlessly manoeuvres through a winding mountain pass. It accelerates into the distance – leaving a spray of mist from the dewy road. In the background, there’san advertising voiceover talking through the car’s key features and encouraging you to test drive it today. It’s tempting, but will the car live up to its hype? Will it counter the myths you’ve already heard from others?

Many Indonesian hoteliers wonder the same thing about investing in some of the technology systems they know about. Will a PMS operate as effectively as an industry article said it would? Do you really need to be in the cloud? Will revenue management actually pay for itself and how can the system actually help generate profits?
To better understand a key operational technology such as revenue management, it is the perfect opportunity for Indonesian hoteliers to take virtual test drive and put some of the myths to the test:

Myth:We don’t have any issues manually setting our rates, so we don’t need a revenue management system.

Many hoteliers operate with a heavy reliance on online travel agents (OTAs) and tactical “flash” sales.With constantly changing booking patterns, it’s nearly impossible to manually identify trends from hotel’s booking history. This makes it difficult for hotels to recognise changes in demand and react in time to make higher profits. In such a high-speed environment, manually collecting, evaluating and calculating data via Excel spreadsheets is not only a tedious process, but it’s also time consuming and highly susceptible to errors.

It’s simply not possible to compile all of the data points required to provide meaningful forecasts and pricing decisions across a manageable time frame. By the time the data is aggregated and analysed,any identified opportunity will have likely passed.

This is where revenue management software and automation can make a huge difference. Through algorithms, calculations and machine learning, revenue management systems automatically assess hotel performance on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis. Revenue managers can use highly visual dashboards and reports to quickly compare rooms sold and revenue against data at the market segment and total hotel level for the next year.

The system provides regular, updated reports; some systems extracting data up to four times a day. This gives revenue managers and hoteliers a clear vision of their data, bringing more accuracy and consistency—versus gut instinct—to the forecasting and reporting process. The increased business intelligence and accurate granular forecasting makes it easier for revenue managers to determine correct pricing, optimise demand and increase revenue across their property or portfolio.

Myth: I need a dedicated on site revenue manager to use a revenue management system.

The rise of the mobile consumer isn’t the only trend impacting a hotel’s operations today. Hotel staff are also becoming more mobile. Revenue managers can be responsible for multiple properties across multiple time zones – including those who regularly travel for work and are away from their office environment for extended periods. There is a critical need to access their pricing systems at any time of the day and from any environment.Where past hoteliers and revenue managers needed to make pricing decisions at their desks in the beginning of the day, it is now possible to make decisions on the go through mobile applications.

Revenue management apps help enhance productivity for hotel personnel by providing critical demand forecasts and rate analysis including historical behaviors, seasonal patterns and recent trends that can all be acted upon.Based in the cloud, with online syncing to any mobile device, mobile revenue management apps ensure that hotel personnel responsible for pricing decisions are never offline. Mobile access to key metrics and rates also presents an opportunity to capitalize on time-sensitive opportunities, as well as involve a wider management team in accessing KPIs. Revenue management mobile apps mean that revenue managers are empowered to make informed pricing decisions anytime, anywhere.

Myth: A revenue management system is too expensive and only used by large global hotel chains.

It’s important for any hotelier to operate prudently and not spend beyond their means. As revenue management solutions have been widely adopted by larger hotel chains and properties for success, this can sometimes lead smaller or independent operators to maintain a misconception around the real cost of the technology and the ROI they can expect. Many leading revenue management providers work with budget and midscale hotels in both city and resort locations all over the world.

Additionally, there are also entry level technology platforms for hotels looking to start their revenue management journey, such as pricing system technology that focuses setting and distributing the right rates to the right guest at the right time.

Myth: My hotel is still under construction; I can’t consider revenue management until I have been operating for at least one year.

Many new hotels struggle to reach their optimal revenue potential due to poor pre-opening preparation and a lack of clarity around in-depth pricing strategies to address varying and often fluctuating market demand and conditions. It is no longer enough to build a great property, ensure the rooms are nicely decorated and have staff in place to service potential guests. An integral component to the pre-opening process should be considering the optimization of room type configuration, as well as the implementation and integration of revenue management technologies with the hotel’s IT infrastructure and platforms from the very start.

There are many areas of revenue management that must be considered throughout the pre-opening phase of a hotel – ranging from establishing market segment revenue and sales strategies, undertaking comprehensive competitor evaluation, pricing research, pricing processing and forward planning of market demand cycles. It is also important that properties follow a structured, standardized approach to pre-opening to ensure consistent and effective results from day one.

To ensure that hotel revenues are maximized, hotels under development should conduct a strategic hotel analysis that includes a study of the micro market and overall economic factors that could affect the hotel’s performance. They should also finalize a competitor analysis, including competitor value and benefits positioning.

Hotel pricing structures should be based on market conditions, hotel positioning and should include established channel strategies according to product positioning and market environment in order to cement “product positioning” (i.e. hotel descriptions, room type descriptions, etc.) through all channels.

Over the years, a vast amount has been discussed in the hotel industry regarding revenue management. To help increase awareness and foster better understanding of the benefits a revenue management system can bring to your property, there is only one way to determine if this leading technology is the right fit for your hotel. So go ahead, take it out for a test drive and see for yourself.