Recommended by the National Council of Hotel Associations, this guide offers guidance and advice on how to set up and manage a hotel, guest house or B&B. The author highlights how to enter the business and shows how to decide what to look for, raise finances, get professional advice, and more. Contents: 1. Deciding whether hotel-keeping is for you; 2. Choosing the right hotel for you; 3. Making the search; 4. Raising capital; 5. Making your purchase; 6. Assessing equipment and staffing; 7. Book-keeping and accounts; 8. Tariffs, costs and advertising; 9. Up and running.
Ken Parker is himself a successful hotelier. He also writes and lectures on all subjects relating to hotel management.