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If you run a hotel, or plan to open a hotel, your business will benefit from the services provided by a hospitality industry consultant. Hospitality consultants fulfill an invaluable role for hoteliers. While hoteliers are often experts at starting a business or running a hotel, they typically don’t possess a hospitality consultants’ expertise in provincial, state and municipal licensing and regulations, operational insight and strategy.
A hotel requires many licenses and permits to do business. Generally, the more complex the hotel’s operations and the more services provided, the more licenses the hotel will require. Licensing is made more complex because of multi-government involvement (federal, provincial or state, municipal).
Provincial, state, and municipal licensing requirements will vary depending in which state/province and city your hotel operates.
As you can imagine, it’s nearly impossible for hotel owners and managers to stay up to date on all licenses required and understand each license’s requirements in each city or state. That is the job of an experienced hotel hospitality industry consultant! Hospitality consultants not only research requirements, they understand how to manage the application process, ensuring that your license application has the best chance of receiving approval. Once a license is approved, a hospitality consultant can help safeguard your investment by formalizing policies and procedures to help your hotel remain compliant.
A hospitality consultant researches federal, municipal, provincial or state licensing requirement and helps hotels apply for many types of licenses.
In the list below, an asterisk (*) denotes licenses that consultants most often help hoteliers obtain.
- Business license
- Building permits
- Restaurant licenses*
- Lounge, bar or pub license*
- Retail liquor licenses*
- Nightclub licenses*
- Entertainment licenses (e.g. music, live performances)*
- Special event licences*
Hospitality Operations Insight
While hotel license requirements and applications are central to a hospitality industry consultant’sjob, some consultants also provide operational insight, performance audits and recommendations to help hoteliers improve financial performance. Rebecca Hardin, President and lead hospitality consultant at Thrive Liquor & Cannabis Advisors, has run her own hospitality businesses, so her insight incudes first-hand operations and strategy knowledge, in addition to years of industry knowledge.
If your hotel has a restaurant, pub, lounge, club or liquor store, Rebecca and her team can help with licensing, store setup, staff training, licensing compliance training and protocols, project management, research and planning, in-store promotional strategy and financial performance audits.
Speak to a Hospitality Industry Consultant Today!
If you run a hotel or are considering starting one, speak with a hotel hospitality industry consultant at Thrive Liquor & Cannabis Advisors. Our hospitality consultants take the hassle and complexity out of hotel licensing. We help hotels obtain various licenses, remain compliant, and provide operational insight and strategy that improves financial performance.