4 Questions to Ask When You Book a Pre-Opening Hotel

4 Questions to Ask When You Book a Pre-Opening Hotel

Booking non-existent properties for your meetings is a strategy that can get you some fantastic deals—in exchange for taking on some risk and uncertainty

Consider the following, courtesy of Isabel Mahon, director, global sales, for Fairmont/Raffles/Swissôtels, who has booked pre-opening programs in the past few years:

1. Does the hotel have appropriate financing in place?

2. Is the hotel in a location where staff is accessible, so training will not be a major issue? If it is a newly developed resort area, understand that it might take a year to get service running smoothly. On the other hand, a major metropolitan

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