Having opened The Fairview B&B in Austin Texas just last September I am a relative newcomer to B&B management. However, I do have over 3 million lifetime miles on American Airlines alone so perhaps my personal experience gives me some insight into today’s business travelers needs. Here are 3 must-haves that Bed & Breakfasts need to offer to entice more business travelers.
All Over the Map!
Wow! How time flies when you’re having fun. We simply cannot believe that we’ve been open for two months already. (Actually, as I’m writing this it’s been 9 weeks, 6 days, plus a handfull of hours – but who’s counting?) In that time we’ve served a whole bunch of tasty breakfasts, hosted one wedding, played with a few babies, and met the most interesting people.
Extra fees for extra service? That’s not how we do things at The Fairview.
Visited any coffee shops lately? I bet they offered WiFi for no extra charge, that is other than the couple of bucks you paid for your coffee. Want to add a little sugar or honey? No extra fees for that either. Some hotels these days seem to take a different approach with the current trend at many being to tack on a lot of extra fees. I don’t know about you, but we don’t think that’s a very hospitable way to treat our guests.
Like your favorite coffee shop, at The Fairview we provide a lot of “extras” with no extra charge.
Special Diet? We get that.
Speaking from personal experience as someone with over 3 million airline miles and a need to watch what kinds of food I put into my body, traveling when you are on a special diet can be – dare I say – tasteless. But it doesn’t have to be, and at The Fairview we think we have solved that culinary conundrum quite tastefully.
What Flag to Fly Today is not always easy to answer.
The 4th of July is Independence Day in the U.S.A and it’s coming up this weekend. I guess that makes the answer to “What Flag to Fly Today?” pretty obvious. But the rest of the year we can fly pretty much whatever flag we like.