Our Hotel Top 10 Thought List (2009 – 2010 edition)

We have been asked by many of our hotel clients to give our views on the current state of business in the industry. We published this over six months ago and the thoughts still work today. For the record, here are our top 10 points on hotel management: 1. Hang in…every hotel is running scared right now. 2. You are at a quality place; there are few around that enjoy the combination of quality and comfort that you have. 3. Think and act strategically. Look at both the short-term needs as well as the long-term asset value. 4. Be realistic in your projections. No one is going to grow occupancy by 20 points. 5. Pricing is NOT determined by your revenue manager, it is determined by the market. So, if the market has dropped price you have to match or die. 6. REVPAR is down nation wide. If you think …

Larry MogelonskyOur Hotel Top 10 Thought List (2009 – 2010 edition)

The secret is out!

The luxurious COMO Hotels & Resorts made their Canadian debut late January 2010 at an elegant cocktail reception arranged by LMA Communications Inc. Media, travel agents, tour operators and tourist boards mingled with COMO executives over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the candle lit Gardiner Museum, set against the back drop of white orchid displays and spectacular imagery of all COMO Hotels & Resorts. Key COMO executives were in Toronto for the event from London, Singapore, New York and Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos. With eight unique properties around the world, COMO has two boutique hotels in London, the Halkin and the Metropolitan; island resort getaways, Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos and Cocoa Island in the Maldives; health retreat COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali; two inland cultural retreats Uma Paro, Bhutan and Uma Ubud, Bali; as well as the Metropolitan Hotel in Bangkok. As an outcome …

PRThe secret is out!

LMA helps Zareinu celebrate Zareinu@20

Here at LMA, we are excited to help Zareinu Educational Centre celebrate Zareinu@20, through the launch of their new website. This day school and treatment centre provides both special education services and therapies for children in the Jewish community with physical and developmental challenges. Children can attended Zareinu until they reach the age of 21, allowing them to learn, develop and grow as individuals, in a safe and accepting environment. Whether you are looking for information on a medical condition or disability through the Resource Section, registering for a Zareinu special event, or making an online donation; the newly designed website is user friendly and easy to navigate, capturing the true spirit of Zareinu. The Ontario Trillium Foundation provided funds for the new site and the organization is dependant on generous donations from the community. For further information on Zareinu, please visit http://www.zareinu.org

Jerry GrymekLMA helps Zareinu celebrate Zareinu@20