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Mr. Patrick Imbardelli has built a solid career in the hospitality industry since obtaining his diploma in Hotel and Motel Management.

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Beyond windfalls: Measuring the potentials of growth in the hospitality industry

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The upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo may prove to be a short-term boost to the city’s hospitality industry as a large influx of travelers is expected to arrive. However, even the most optimistic of commentators understand that this uptick in demand is a rare and fleeting windfall opportunity whose effects are mainly short term.

While there may not always be a major event in a city that draws as many travelers as a sporting event on the scale of the Olympics, the hospitality industry has several options to explore when fueling sustainable long-term growth prospects.

Foremost among these is diversification and acquisition. Many of the larger hospitality industry giants have made several acquisitions of smaller, hitherto independent hotel brands and their associated properties. This expansion, which for many companies could be aggressive, opens companies up to previously untapped markets, often without the associated risks with establishing a presence anew.

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Cooperating with municipal governments also offers opportunities for the hospitality industry’s many players. Hotels provide a lucrative revenue stream for cities and bring with them the influx of travelers that in turn play a role in fostering economic growth within the city. These partnerships, which revolve on visibility campaigns to encourage the arrival of tourists to visit or invest in the city, acknowledge the interdependent roles played by both sectors to one another.

Patrick Imbardelli currently serves as the director of Imbardelli Holdings Limited, a private investment company based in Sydney, and has behind him more than three decades of experience in the hospitality industry. Visit this page for more updates on the trends in the hospitality sector.


Luxury service: How the Crowne Plaza remains relevant

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The Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts group has been quite resilient in their industry, maintaining supremacy and a high level of standards that have kept them in business for as long as the market can remember. Many are in awe of how loyal their market segment has been.

The Crowne Plaza seems to be among only a few hotel chains which truly understand their market. In serving the segment of rather ambitious business travellers, for instance, they know the importance of making their clients stay productive and feel restored on the road. They are consistent in thinking of creative ways to enhance the provision of resources and amenities for their guests.

Working in comfort is what business people are looking for, and the Crowne Plaza has done right in its “Always On” branding, which has defined its priority for connectivity. This has translated to the convenience of one-time Wi-Fi access, in-room charging outlets, and wireless printing, which can be availed of virtually on any spot in their hotels.

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They boast competent teams trained extensively on servicing their clients, with programs which they have conceptualized themselves. One such program is the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage program, which focuses solely on making entire sleep a most worthwhile experience. They obviously consider the experience as a huge part of what makes a stay at their hotels a memorable one. This is something which they know that their clients need, and have subsequently catered to.

Truly, if there’s any entity which knows the nuances of business travel, it has to be the Crowne Plaza. It is no wonder why they are supported by the business classes.

Patrick Imbardelli is the managing director of Imbardelli Holdings Limited, a private investment company based in Sydney, Australia. He is a leading authority in the hospitality industry, thanks to his long-term experience with the InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton International, and Pan Pacific Hotels Group. To learn more about the hospitality industry, visit this blog.