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The Hotel Yearbook 2023 is now availableNews
Mews’ Richard Valtr talks about new definitions of success in digital transformation in this year’s Hopsitality Yearbook:Hospitality industry insiders must think holistically about their properties and favilities, redefine metrics of success and create a new standard of excellence. Instead of treating their businesses as simply rooms, Valtr suggests operators should think creatively about generating new and ancillary revenue streams, such as memberships to restaurants, services, parking spaces, and fitness areas. Incentivizing guests to stay on-site is key to capturing their full spend, offering grab-and-go meals, co-working spaces, networking events, gym access, and memberships.Read the full article here The insights showcased in this year’s yearbook are derived from 55+ contributing authors, including notable industry thought leaders Michael Levie, Matthias Huettebraeuker, Markus, Venzin, Floor Bleeker, Willy Legrand, and many others. Key contributing organizations include EHL Busine
2022 H2 Data Dive is hereIndustry trends
Last month, we released the 2022 H2 data dive - a thorough report on the trends recorded for the last 6 months and glimpses of what is to come in 2023. What the data says about occupancy:Year-on-year, single night stays have decreased by 3% and 3-7 night stays have increased by the same amount. During most of H1, apartments has a clear occupancy lead over hotels and hostelsDownload the report to see more trends in other areas such as rate types, RevPAR and chargebacks.Mews 2022 H2 Data Dive
Exclusive Community promo code for UNFOLD 2023!
We don’t want you to miss out on this great hospitality event so we’re offering you a free ticket! 😄Promo code: Mews-CommunityBook your ticket hereWe have packed agenda and some great speakers. More on that on the Unfold site hereWhat session are you looking forward to the most?
Unfold Amsterdam, 4th April 2023 - have you got your ticket?Events
Unfold is an annual hospitality tech forum hosted and curated by Mews. The fourth edition will bring together hundreds of the industry's most inspiring innovators, visionaries and thinkers to the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam.This year's theme: The New Standard in Hospitality.When is it? Tuesday 4th AprilFeatured speakers include:Charlie McGregor, Founder and CEO, The Social Hub Kari Anna Fiskvik, Vice President of Technology, Nordic Choice Hotels Matt Welle, CEO, Mews Richard Valtr, Founder, Mews James Bishop, VP, Ecosystems & Strategic Partnerships, SiteMinder James Lemon, Travel, Transport and Leisure Lead, Stripe See the full speaker list here Book your ticket today!
Christmas has come early - Mews raises $185M in series CNews
This is a day in the Mews history books and you might have already seen the announcement but just in case you missed it:Mews closes $185 Million in fundraising to transform the hospitality industry for brands and their guests. 🥂🎉 The Series C fundraising brings the total amount raised to date to over $225 million. Latest funding led by Kinnevik and Goldman Sachs Asset Management; Akhil Chainwala from Kinnevik and Kirk Lepke from Goldman Sachs to join the board. Funding will be used to accelerate product innovation, global expansion and consolidation through its Mews Ventures arm. Take a look at the press release here and read what Richard has to say on the news here.More coverage here (that we haven’t written ourselves!) if you want to check it out:BloombergTech CrunchSkiftAnd, finally, in Richards words:All aboard the Mews rocket ship. 🚀
Hotel Operators Face Thorny Choices for 2023 BudgetingIndustry News
Skift.com, a trusted online publisher of hotel news, interviewed Andrea Grigg, who leads the global asset management practice at JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, which manages about 90 hotel assets worth more than $6.8 billion.This is an interesting read on her insights of what’s to come in 2023 for the industry:“If all the clouds on the horizon come together and make a storm, your team needs to be able to adapt,” Grigg said.She notes that hotels can respond well by flexing up and down in rate and operational costs and how to keep labour costs in check.Read this article, published 7th Nov 2022
Hotel Marketing on Snapchat: Understanding the BasicsIndustry News
Snapchat! I have to say, I’ve never used it - I believe it’s something for the youngsters.But this articles looks into Snapchat as a valuable tool for hospitality marketing, especially if your clientele errs towards the Z-gen demographic.‘’Snapchat is a highly visual platform; hotels with beautiful amenities and eye-catching rooms can really stand out with high-quality photos and videos.’’Read more in this article from Hotel Tech Report, published 12th Oct 2022 Community question: Is anyone in this community using Snapchat successfully to drive brand awareness?
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