Inspiration for 2013

As 2012 comes to an end, I hope you had a happy holiday season and are excited about 2013.

I am lucky enough to love my job as a voice of the hotel industry. Rarely am I looking for inspiration as I simply find the business noble in its purist form, and may it remain as much so. There are never a shortage of stories, personalities and ideas to share. My only comment: don’t force too many new ideas — there really aren’t many — talk to your guests, focus on the basics and be happy in your work.

If you are looking for inspiration, if you haven’t already seen the 2012 Hotelier of the World acceptance speeches, I urge you to do so as I think they are special. Georg Rafael and Tom Hewitt were both eloquent and sincere in their remarks and really should motivate you as anything as we head into 2013. Once again, here is a link.

Happy, healthy, prosperous New Year.