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Reducing bills: hospitality is not a 9-to-5 business

by Accom Properties 19th September, 2017

In hospitality, energy consumption never takes a break. Guests come-and-go and providers need to power their businesses around the clock.   With energy costs continuing to rise: accounting for up-to 20 [...]

Time for serious action, not talk

by Graham Vercoe, Resort News Reporter 18th September, 2017

The horror of the Grenfell Tower inferno in London on June 14 jarred the high-rise community in Australia, bringing back memories of the Lacrosse Building conflagration in Melbourne back in 2014.   In [...]

Curated for use: custom furniture that relates to guests

by Accom Properties 17th September, 2017

There’s a magical thing that happens when the right people share a vision.   It takes more than an idea to innovate, more than a demand to design and more than a promise to produce truly essential [...]

It’s getting hot in here so fix the air conditioning

by Accom Properties 17th September, 2017

An oh too familiar phone call received by the front desk of any accommodation provider is undoubtedly one that has been provoked by an unruly air conditioning remote. (Or, more likely, a guest’s inability to [...]

Changing PMS: everything you need to know

by Accom Properties 13th September, 2017

With 84.1 percent of Australian accommodation establishments using property management systems as part of their business operation in 2015-6, according to data collected by Australian Bureau of Statistics, many of [...]

What is the value of a website?

by Accom Properties 06th September, 2017

Buying or selling an accommodation business today invariably includes a website. It does not really matter whether you are the seller or buyer because either party has to establish a dollar value as it is an [...]

Let someone else wash your dirty laundry

by Accom Properties 06th September, 2017

Once upon a time, all accommodation providers managed their own housekeeping and linen departments. In a large property, housekeeping was often the largest department and biggest headache!   Managing [...]

Are your bathrooms on point?

by Accom Properties 03rd September, 2017

Bathrooms are important. Guests like them spotless, smelling fantastic, sporting some efficient utility space and, of course, stylish.   The bathroom is usually the first area that guests check for [...]

Development news you might've missed

by Accom Properties 03rd September, 2017

Here's a rundown of the development news market and brief updates you might've missed from the last month...    On the market…   The unfinished Wild Duck Island Eco Resort [...]

Road test your guest’s sleep experience

by Accom Properties 02nd September, 2017

Have you ever taken a nap in one of your guest beds? Have you wrapped yourself in the bedding to get a first-hand sense of your guest’s sleep experience? If your answer is no, then you should make it a [...]