2022 is just a few short weeks away and it’s likely there will be an increase in travel in the coming new year, whether it’s for business or leisure.
As challenges continue to grow within the supply chain and labor shortages are at an all-time high, it’s important to take advantage of solutions that will help you run a profitable hotel operation.
Let’s take a look at 5 hotel trends you should watch for in 2022:
Partnering With Supply Chain Experts
One trend to adopt in the coming new year is to partner with Supply Chain Management experts, such as Source1. With the unpredictable state of the supply chain, hotel operators are having trouble procuring the necessary supplies to keep their operation up and running – including food and beverage products
By leveraging supply chain management experts, you can reduce costs, optimize your purchasing, and ensure you’re getting high-quality products at competitive prices.
Leaning on industry leaders such as Source1, you gain the power your operation needs and access to supply chain programs tailored specifically to your operations unique needs.
From cost-effective product sourcing to distribution management, partnering with supply chain experts can even help with negotiating contracts so you can maintain high-quality standards.
Technology is evolving every day and as a hotel operator, it’s important to embrace the digital age. One way of doing so is by adopting different technology solutions that streamline processes and give you a more accurate picture into the health (success) of your business.
Because your food cost is one of the biggest factors that play a role in your operation’s success, it’s crucial to understand how it works and how you can take control of it.
Time constraints keep you from completing the tasks you need to do in order to manage your food cost accurately. With food cost management experts such as Orderly, you won’t have to worry about manual calculations anymore.
Technology not only helps you manage food cost and inventory, but it gives you a bigger picture of your operation. What’s working and what isn’t. Are you paying the best prices? Did you generate any revenue off that new menu item you added? Data and spend management technology, such as Source1, provide you with visibility into your purchases and contract utilization.
With updates in real-time and actionable data reporting, you’re provided transparency to how your spending impacts profitability.
Increased Use of Labor Saving Solutions
As an operator, you’re looking for products and solutions that save you time but still leave you satisfying guests. By incorporating more versatile ingredients, you can make prep time easy and give customers that homemade taste and feel.
Here are some labor saving products that can save your staff time and money (just to name a few):
Idahoan Real Mashed Potatoes are a great staple item that save you time and money. Nobody has time to boil, peel, or mash anymore. With Idahoan, you can create signature dishes that provide guests with comfort and deliciousness.
Speeding is illegal but not in the kitchen. With their speed-scratch solutions, Unilever has come up with many solutions that save you both time and money. With their cream-based soups, sauces, and gravies, you can create a variety of savory dishes your guests will love. Even better? Unilever uses clean ingredients that have no artificial flavors or preservatives. Can you say superior, convenient, and flavorful?
Does your staff spend hours prepping cocktail ingredients? Cutting limes and lemons, making fresh juices and mixers from scratch? No more. The ReaLemon and ReaLime juices from Keurig Dr. Pepper are a must-have for those nights you’re understaffed and slammed with drink orders. No need for slicing, squeezing, or cleanup. These juices are convenient, consistent, and high-quality. Made from 100% lemons and limes that give you that crisp, real juice flavor. They make for great use in meals, desserts, and dressings too.
Don’t forget, labor saving does not only apply to food and beverage ingredients. We know you’ve heard this already in this blog above, but one major way you can combat the labor shortage is with technology. Not only does Source1 technology help identify areas that can be streamlined, but it also saves you time when searching for products or substitutions.
More Grab and Go Items
Like many other businesses, the hospitality industry has been hit hard due to the pandemic.
With restaurant openings becoming unpredictable once again as COVID cases surge, hotel guests are looking for convenient grab and go items that are healthy and will keep them energized throughout the day.
According to this survey, half of all millennials would pay more for food that offered benefits. This means it’s important to offer more than the typical chips and soda. Plant-based, whole grain, and high-protein snacks are just a few options you can provide your hotel guests with.
As a Source1 member, you get access to exclusive savings and discounts on grab and go items for your hotel convenience store and room service options.
From sustainable, functional food items to immunity-boosting, full of antioxidant snacks, you can keep up with the latest food trends to satisfy guests.
Source1 members get direct access to suppliers, products, detailed analytics, and more. With over 9,000 high-quality products partnered with 1,000+ suppliers to choose from, you’ll be sure to catch your guest’s eye with the variety of healthy options you provide them with.
Luxurious and Engaging Guest Experiences
It’s important to give guests a luxurious experience they won’t forget. But in order to do so, you may think you have to pay more for high-quality products and services. Thankfully, that’s not the case. By cost controlling and sourcing the right products and services, you can provide guests with a memorable experience.
Source1 partners with a trusted network of suppliers who provide high-quality services and products for your guests, such as savings and discounts on solutions for golf, pool and spa, linens, amenities, and more.
From sanitation and maintenance solutions to reduced costs on textile products and memorable experiences for your guests, leverage savings and discounts you receive as a Source1 member on solutions for your hotel services.
Become a Source1 Member Today!
As the new year approaches, be sure to keep up with these trends, ensure guests return, and put some profits back into those pockets.
When you become a Source1 member, you’ll have access to savings, discounts, and much more to help you provide guests with the highest quality services and most memorable experiences.
Make smarter business decisions and improve your bottom line with Source1’s power and technology.
Become a member today!