Building a Wonderland One Hotel at a Time with Phil Hospod

In this inaugural episode about hotels, my old friend Phil Hospod takes me to school on the business of creating imaginative lodging experiences.
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“What makes a great restaurateur is what you need in the hotel space: attention to detail, guest focused, creative in your execution, marketing, storytelling, and word of mouth. A great restaurateur has the ability to grow into the hotel space.” — Phil Hospod

Building a Wonderland One Hotel at a Time with Phil Hospod
Building a Wonderland One Hotel at a Time with Phil Hospod
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Phil Hospod is the founder and CEO of Dovetail & Co — a group that owns, operates, and develops imaginative and storied hotel experiences. Today, we dive into how Phil came up in the hotel biz, what advice he’d give to those who want to start a hotel group, and why the restaurateur might want to consider adding hotels to their portfolio.

And if you’re wondering what ‘imaginative and storied’ means, just have a look:

A Phil Hospod beach hotel resort
Phil Hospod's imaginative concepts
A room at one of Phil Hospod's hotels

Here are a few questions Phil answers in this episode:

πŸ€” Say I want to start a hotel group over the next 3 – 5 years. How do you recommend I do that?

πŸ€” Why might restaurant owners want to consider the hotel space? (Hint: it’s easier + wider margins)

πŸ€” How do you recommend attracting capital for hotel projects?

Find out more about Phil Hospod

πŸŒ„ Check out Dovetail + Co

🀝 Connect with Phil on LinkedIn

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πŸ™‚ Actionable tips to get more guests…

Β πŸ˜ƒ Ideas to increase per-head spend…

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