Tips & Tricks of the Trade

Tricks of the Trade

30 Tips for a Successful Minibar

What makes a minibar successful?For the past three decades, we’ve worked to invigorate minibars around the world, and share our unparalleled industry expertise with our valued clients. As we kick off a quarter-long celebration of our 30th Anniversary (#IRPTurns30), there’s no better time to return to our roots and share a tip for each year we’ve been in business. We’ve also linked to a few of our most popular and helpful blog posts where relevant throughout. These are designed to be quick tweaks that can have a big impact. How many of these boxes does...

Small Tweaks, Big Results: 7 Easy Ways To Refresh Your In-Room Program For 2018

Let’s face it: New Year’s resolutions usually aren’t worth the shiny new gym membership cards they’re printed on. That’s because big changes often require a major investment—the kind we tend to burn out on a few short weeks after swearing to do better this year. Great news: we’ve rounded up these seven easy, affordable (or even free!), totally doable tweaks to make to your in-room program. These simple improvements can yield significant positive impact for your business while also delighting guests. Commit a little time to each, and your program will be in great shape...

Hospitality Trends: How To Keep Your Cool in an Ever Evolving Industry

With the rise of social media marketing, unprecedented connectivity, and ever-evolving tech advances, hoteliers need to keep a watchful eye on the trends and behaviors of their consumers. Here are a few trends that seem to be here to stay in the tourism industry and tips on how to seamlessly evolve your cool for your market. It’s Keen to be Green A 2016 survey shows that tourists prefer booking their vacations at “green” hotels. Properties that boast the use of eco-friendly fabrics and materials, employ recycling programs such as the Clean the World Foundation that...

Tricks of the Trade: How to Prevent Minibar Theft & Product Tampering

Is that tap water in the minibar vodka bottle? Are those cocktail napkins crammed into the pretzel tin? If you’ve experienced minibar theft or product tampering, you know exactly how frustrating it can be. One of the most commonly targeted hotel amenities for theft is the minibar. This is why we’ve polled some of our experienced hotel partners on their tips and tricks for minibar theft prevention.   Here are some successful ways to keep your in-room theft low, your minibar revenue high, and your food and beverage products safe for future guests:   Eyes...