A Christmas treat has come early as the December edition of Boutique Hotelier is now live to view online.
Jam-packed with industry insight, exclusive news, and business advice from some of the sector’s brightest stars, the 42 pages of BH’s latest issue are now ready to browse here, so you can take your copy with you to read wherever you do.
This month’s hotelier spotlight is shone on Shaun McKivragan, owner and proprietor of Airds in the Highlands and we discover just what it takes to keep a boutique in the remote corner of Scotland thriving.
Following a bumper year for trade and a particularly challenging year for recruitment, McKivragan divulges his plans for expansion and shares his thoughts on the future of hospitality.
Another highlight this month is the coveted ‘Ones to Watch’ feature, which occupies our cover spot for December. We have scoured the country to bring you a look at some of the most exciting boutique businesses looking to cause a stir in 2018.
From a former mill transformed into a chic boutique to BH favourite, the Artist Residence, gearing up for another two launches next year, we understand what’s different and what to brace for in 2018.
With recruitment still a hot topic, we look at dealing with HR horrors and overcoming challenging staff members.
David Barrett from Pic PR takes us through the ideal yearly communications plan to help you best prepare for the next 12 months in marketing.
Plus we look at yet another new hotel due to open in London in 2018 and understand what exactly will make Bankside stand out from the rest. With investments from Realstar in partnership with Amerimar Entreprises, it’s destined to be a showstopper.
For those shopping for new stock this month, we look at the latest bathroom innovations and sparkling products to ensure you make a splash with your wet room design.
We also challenge the question of loyalty and whether some of the industry’s top hoteliers believe it still exists with consumers.