Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality
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docx), text documents with . rtf extension or as . pdf documents. If you wish tosubmit in any other file format please discuss this with your lecturer well before theassignment submission date. |Student Name: |Kalendarev Mikhail | |Student ID No. |22025713 | |Unit Name: |Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality | |Unit Code: |MNG00427 | |Tutor’s name: |Goh Chye Yeow Terence | |Assignment No. |2 | |Assignment Title: |Opportunity analysis report | |Due date: |December 14, 2012 | |Date submitted: |December 13, 2012 | Declaration: I have read and understand the Rules relating to Awards (Rule 3. 17) as contained in the University Handbook.
I understand the penalties that apply for plagiarism and agree to be bound by these rules. The work I am submitting electronically is entirely my own work. |Signed: |Kalendarev Mikhail | |(please type your | | |name) | | |Date: |13/12/12 | Table of contents Executive Summary3 1. 0Introduction4 . 0 Idea and Competition4 2. 1 Description of the venture & Service provision4 2. 3 Why it is innovative4 2. 4 Location5 2. 5 Number of rooms and itsprices6 2. 5. 1 Price determinants7 2. 6 Competition8 2. 7 SWOT analysis9 3. 0 Target Market and reasons for its selection11 3. 1 Industry Analysis12 3. 1. 1 Demand outlook – bargaining power of buyers12 3. 1. 2 Supply outlook – bargaining power of suppliers13 3. 1. 3 Barriers to Entry13 3. 1. 4 Substitutes14 3. 2 Market Size & Trends14 3. 3 Estimated Market Value17 3. 4 Estimated Sales Forecasts for 3 Years17 . 0 Assessing my entrepreneurial capabilities17 4. 1 Team Experience18 4. 2 HR Plan18 5. 0 Equipment needs20 7. 0 Conclusion22 REFERENCE LIST23 Executive Summary This opportunity analysis report is aimed at assessing the feasibility of new hotel project with its main location in Denmark. It covers four major sections. The first section describes the project idea including why it is innovative and identifies the competitors for the idea. The innovatory idea is to build eco-friendly hotel with variety of sustainable solutions integrated in it.
The main foundation for the price is value-based pricing policy with the main reason to capture green consumers’ value through environmentally-friendly hotel solutions. The criteria for analysing our competitors include close location to the airport as well as hotel star-rating. This section ends by identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for our new hotel venture. The second section assesses the market for the idea by recognizing the target market and performing industry and market analysis.
The target market is sub-divided into three different segments which are mature markets (B2C), growth markets (B2C & B2B) and green consumers. It contains more detailed explanation why these segments were chosen. To perform an industry and market analysis, several research methods were used amongst which are primary and secondary methods. It is the third section that gives a basis for human resource activities and evaluates the team members. This section explores on myself as an entrepreneur and provides HR plan with an assessment of experience, award categories and pay rates assigned to each team member.
Finally, the last section produces initial set-up costs required for new venture creation. It includes equipment needs for equipping 50 hotels’ rooms and specifies timeframe for the purchase of all items. First year’s profit and loss table is also presented in this section. Introduction The paper presents opportunity analysis report for a new hospitality venture. The main purpose of this report is to define the extent to which this project is feasible. Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel is going to be a new innovative hotel located in Denmark which will have clearly identified goal to target green consumers.
The new hotel will have a set of innovatory eco-friendly solutions which will benefit green consumers who care about the environment. 2. 0 Idea and Competition 2. 1 Description of the venture & Service provision The idea of the project is to open a new innovatory 4-star hotel which is going to be environmentally-friendly. It will be specially designed and constructed for travelers who care about the environment (green consumers) and wish to experience extraordinary business trip or city break. The hotel will be named Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel.
The hotel’s central location is planned to be at a new district Oresundsmotorvejen of Copenhagen city (Denmark) which will allow it to focus on the smallest details by providing a blend of Scandinavian comfort, sustainability and quality. Besides its sustainability efforts both for mankind and environment, Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel will be generally known as the first hotel that will deliver exceptional service experience for green travelers. This would be illustrated in terms of the international standards provided within the hotel which is rare in the area where the hotel is built. . 3 Why it is innovative Our plans include to receive several awards amongst which is Ecotourism award and to be the first Danish hotel in the category of the World’s Greenest Hotel. The hotel should stand out for its remarkable interior and architecture which will be a unique blend of classical Scandinavian design and Paustian modern design. In addition, the hotel building will be integrated with eco-friendly solutions and as to our plan our hotel building should become the first CO-2 neural in Denmark.
To achieve these, we will be implementing variety of green placement strategies and will be participating at annual National Awards to be recognized by green consumers. By signing the contract with UN Global Compact, Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel will evidence that the hotel aims at more than just quality and comfort. Its uniqueness will be addressed in hotel’s innovations and wealth of green technology solutions which will be showcased from the hotel’s exterior up to the room’s shampoo bottle. Likewise, the hotel’s facade will be integrated with the largest solar park in North Europe.
With the use of innovatory groundwater-based cooling and heating system, Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel will be the first Danish hotel to decrease energy consumption by nearly 90 per cent. Consequently, hotel will be sustaining healthy and safe environment within the venue and its rooms. In addition, the application of the variety of sustainable actions will result in diminishing CO2-emissions and will differentiate the hotel from its competition. All abovementioned could be achieved from the efficient use of organic food in the hotel’s Scandinavian restaurant as well as electricity conservation in the hotel hallways. 2. Location The location of Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel will be between Copenhagen airport and city centre which is very convenient. The main reason is because choosing this location will allow visitors to reach the hotel in few minute drives. Also, since airport is close to hotel, free shuttle bus service will give travellers opportunity to come to hotel directly from the airport. Another distinctive advantage why this property was chosen is because metro station will be very close to Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel which will ease tourist’s journey in exploring different attractions within Copenhagen city.
By and large, Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel will be a great choice for business people, leisure tourists and green consumers in Copenhagen. The picture 1 below shows the estimated location of Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel which is close to Copenhagen Airport and city centre. The street name is Oresundsmotorvejen which is a new district. [pic]Picture 1. Source: Google Maps, 2012 2. 5 Number of rooms and itsprices The hotel will have 50 rooms in total. There will be 30 standard rooms, 10 deluxe rooms and 10 family rooms. Our main pricing policy would be value-based pricing.
The key attributes which differentiate the product involve quality, physical attributes, style, brand and service (Pricing for Profit, 2012). Our green consumers who care about the environment will appreciate the fact of paying higher prices for the innovations and environmentally-friendly solutions integrated into our hotel. Hence, it is smart to set value-based pricing instead of cost-based pricing to capture that value. As Figure 1 shows, Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel will be providing the following prices for their rooms listed below: Room Type |Rate (US$) | |STANDARD ROOM |$ 359. 97 | |DELUXE ROOM |$ 359. 40 | |FAMILY ROOM |$ 325. 09 | Figure 1 The weekend rates will be higher than week days. There would be no booking fees. We will be offering one free night if our rooms are offered for cheaper prices elsewhere.
In addition, if the traveler changes his/her plans, hotel will allow a change or cancellation of the reservation with no worries. 2. 5. 1 Price determinants Friedhelm Tringas (2012) suggests that in case the demand or occupancy rate increases while supply of hotel rooms decreases, the hotel must charge higher prices for its rooms. It is vital for hotel to cover its operational expenses. Therefore, it is not a good practice to sell all rooms at the same rate since it rarely produces good occupancy and average rates (Friedhelm Tringas, 2012).
The key rate determinants for our hotel are identified as follows: – Location – Demand – Competition – Hotel rating Aforementioned determinants set up the basis for rate scales and determine revenue management parameters (Friedhelm Tringas, 2012). Additionally, it is the customer who is willing to pay certain rate for hotel room and, therefore, customer willingness influences pricing decisions of the hotel (Hotel Traffic Builders, 2010). Accordingly, Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel will base their pricing decision considering the following aspects: Innovative solutions such as Solar Panel Park, groundwater-based heating and cooling system and first carbon-neutral hotel building in Denmark will allow hotel to set higher prices for its products and services • State-of-the-art interior and comfortable location which is close to airport and city centre are great advantages that distinguish our hotel • Statistics suggest that there is an increasing demand for city break tourism in Copenhagen with an annual average growth in bed nights between Years 2006-2010 being 7% (VisitDenmark, 2012).
Hence, higher demand in city break tourism sector gives Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel an opportunity to increase our prices within this sector. 2. 6 Competition [pic] Figure 2 Above Figure 2 presents the main direct competitors of Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel. The reasons why these hotels are our future competitors are 1) because of their close location to the airport – it’s on average 5-10 minutes’ drive away; 2) these hotels are 3-4 star hotels. ? Competition in capacity. Hotel capacity has been significantly increasing in Copenhagen since 2009.
The figure increased by up to 30% (VisitDenmark, 2012). The capacity increase will result in many challenges for Copenhagen city, but still it will be beneficial for travelers since hotels will provide better services for cheaper prices. Compared to Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel which capacity will be equal to 50 rooms, Palace Hotel Copenhagen has a preponderant capacity with the number of rooms which is more than double– 162 bedrooms (VenueFinder, 2009). This gives Palace Hotel Copenhagen a competitive advantage to gain larger market share. ? Price comparison [pic] Figure 3 Source: Booking. com, 2012
The price comparison is implemented in five different hotels with 2 room types. As the Figure 3 shows, the strength is showcased by Bella Sky Comwell Hotel Copenhagen and Park Inn by Raddison Copenhagen Airport in terms of the lowest rates for their standard rooms. The prices are similar between Quality Airport Hotel Dan and Palace Hotel Copenhagen with the prices being $202. 75 and $233. 38 per night respectively. It’s important to note that our Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel will be charging the highest prices at initial stages of start-up to cover its expenses and perform market-skimming pricing strategy.
In family room type, the main competitor of Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel will be Quality Airport Hotel Dan. The smallest rates within both room types are supplied by Bella Sky Comwell Hotel Copenhagen. While identical room facilities, room sizes and almost the same prices are offered by all hotels, Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel will be positioning itself as a luxury hotel with a set of innovative and creative solutions which will allow hotel to set much higher prices for its rooms. Its main aim will be not to beat the lowest prices, but charge as higher prices as possible. . 7 SWOT analysis Figure 4 ? Strengths Location – One of the most distinctive advantages of Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel is its location which is at a walking distance to city center and metro stations. Internationalized service standards – I find that enhancing service experience at international service levels along with the friendly and polite staff will be greatly appreciated among our upcoming customers. In addition, such service experience will be new to our area. Clean & Spacious rooms – we will sustain cleanliness and comfort within all hotel rooms.
Our eco-friendly solutions such as energy consumption, diminishing CO2-emissions and electricity conservation will bring pleasant experience to green consumers. ? Weaknesses High prices –Many expenses would be incurred at start-up stage such as building the hotel, integrating innovations, hiring and training employees and outsourcing other departments. Since it all will affect our cost of rooms, we will have to initially charge higher rates for our rooms to cover basic operational expenses and to gain some market share. This is the main weakness of our hotel.
Small room type selection –Offering limited choice of room types while our competitors have variety of choices can be another weakness of our hotel. ? Opportunities New 10-floor housing building which is BIG’s project has been recently constructed in Copenhagen (Archinnovations, 2010). It has 8 houses for mixed use within this building. It’s a great opportunity to catch the flow of customers since this new housing building is located close to our hotel. Another opportunity will be expanding the number of hotel chains and gaining larger market shares within Danish hotel industry.
However, additional financing will be required for expansion purposes. ? Threats The major threat for our hotel is to get proper financing from the bank. This means that our hotel project and its innovations should be first approved by the local government and then credited by financial institutions. In addition, being a new establishment, our competitors will be eager to beat us by introducing lower prices and starting price war. It means that there is a threat for our hotel in terms of harsh competition and we have to be more alert in order survive in such conditions. 3. Target Market and reasons for its selection Our primary targets would be 3 different markets: 1) Mature markets (B2C) – demographically, these are women with their age ranging from 35 to 55 years old. It also includes families with their main interests being shopping, eating and drinking, good atmosphere and different events. Geographically, this market segment comes from Southern Sweden and Norway which is very close to Copenhagen (VisitDenmark, 2012). The main reasons to appeal to this segment include high degree of awareness of Copenhagen and ease of accessibility (proximity).
In addition, as the study suggests that this segment’s motivations for travelling include visiting hotels and restaurants, enjoying the atmosphere, visiting different attractions, exhibitions and museums such as Tivoli and Louisiana (VisitDenmark, 2012). 2) Growth markets (B2C & B2B) – here we would be targeting at high spenders (high income travelers) as well as women aged 35-55. The primary target group for B2B market would be Russia. The other geographical segments that we would be targeting at include UK, Germany, Holland, France, Spain and Italy.
While this segment’s interests are similar to mature market segment, women also tend to be more interested in local lifestyle and architecture and design (VisitDenmark, 2012). One of the main reasons to target this segment is because people within this segment have very limited knowledge of Copenhagen city and our main aim would be to attract those people to our city as well as make them stay at our unique hotel. Moreover, it would be a great opportunity for our new hotel to showcase its innovative hotel building interior and exterior since this target market is inspired about architecture and design (VisitDenmark, 2012). 3) Green consumers.
While it would be challenging for our new hotel, we would still be implementing “green placement strategies” to target green consumers. While guests are not always predictable, industry research showed that many guests had given a preference to the hotels caring about the environment (Environmental Leader, 2012). Since our hotel is going to be environmentally-friendly, we would appeal to green consumers as one of our primary target market. The reasons why green consumers choose to stay at environmentally-friendly hotel are because they are highly concerned about others and work towards the good of society (Environmental Leader, 2012). . 1 Industry Analysis While there was a slowdown in Copenhagen hotel market demand in 2008-2009, Sadolin&Alb? k (2010) predicts that the market would recover and is expected to be going upwards from the year 2010, although at a slower pace. This view was supported by DTZ Research (2011). Particularly, for the fifteen-year period, Sadolin&Alb? k (2010) witnessed just one year in which city hotel demand was facing negative growth. This was the end of 2008. Still, Sadolin&Alb? k (2010) believes this segment “to be an expanding segment longer term”. 3. 1. Demand outlook – bargaining power of buyers 35% of total market demand with total revenue of $794. 4 million is accounted on domestic demand which Copenhagen hotel market heavily relies upon (Sadolin&Alb? k, 2010). Such macroeconomic trends as GDp and consumer spending are highly interlinked with domestic demand. As a result, we should keep those trends in mind when analysing the hotel market outlook. The demand of Scandinavian market in Copenhagen hotel demand accumulates to 17%. In 2009, Norway became the largest demand generator for Copenhagen exceeding Sweden (Sadolin&Alb? , 2010). From 2010 onwards, it is expected that Norwegian hotel demand would remain at high level. On the contrary, 17% collapse in demand growth was encountered by Swedish demand which formerly scored the highest ranking for Copenhagen hotel market. Study suggests that “the economic outlook for Sweden resembles the outlook for Denmark” (Sadolin&Alb? k, 2010). However, the holidays and business trips to Denmark are becoming expensive for Swedes because Danish krone and euro are much stronger than Swedish krona. Accordingly, Sadolin&Alb? (2010) believes that while there was a small demand decrease in Swedish segment in 2010, it will definitely recover starting from 2011 (Sadolin&Alb? k, 2010). In their market research, Sadolin&Alb? k (2010) forecasts that the annual growth of bed nights would be around 5% in years 2011-2014. Also, research predicts that domestic demand would be at around 37% of total demand. 3. 1. 2 Supply outlook – bargaining power of suppliers With three new hotels opened in 2009 and one new four-star hotel opened by Arp-Hansen Hotel Group named Tivoli Hotel (400 rooms), there would be 12% increase in the city hotel market supply (Sadolin&Alb? , 2010). Since there is slow upturn in demand, this would be “unprecedented annual increase in supply” and would cause challenging years for Copenhagen hotel market. Also, with the construction of new four-star hotel named Bella Center Hotel in 2011, the hotel will become the largest hotel in Copenhagen with total number of 814 rooms and 23-floor towers (Nordic Hotel Consulting, n. a. ). With these projects accomplished, the hotel market projection is that there would be 200-room increase each other year which is acceptable to consider.
As reported by Statistics Denmark (2010), Copenhagen hotel market consists of 81 hotels and capacity is 12,500 rooms in total. Arp-Hansen and Scandic Hotels, with their smaller properties progressed under Choice brands, are the largest operators in this segment. 3. 1. 3 Barriers to Entry 1) High investment on start-up One of the most challenging barriers for entering the Danish hotel industry is high investment at initial stages of start-up. In addition, since our new hotel is going to be innovative, there would be many expenses and risks involved.
With the use of secondary research, it was identified that Copenhagen hotel market has very few properties on management contracts. Instead, it is a lease driven market (Nordic Hotel Consulting, n. a. ). Because of the slowdown in Copenhagen hotel industry in 2008-2009, the significant number of investors wishing to invest into fixed leases was reduced (Nordic Hotel Consulting, n. a. ). Therefore, it can be concluded that high investment with no support from investors makes the opportunity to enter hotel industry in this area very challenging. 2) Brand identification
As was previously mentioned, there are already established competitors (such as Park Inn by Raddison Copenhagen, Palace Hotel Copenhagen and others) on the market who possess customer loyalty and brand identification. Therefore, it would be troublesome for our Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel to enter Copenhagen hotel market where we would need to spend time, money and efforts in order to differentiate our hotel products and get customer loyalty. 3. 1. 4 Substitutes In the hotel industry, there could be other hotels just behind our corner.
Compared to our new hotel, these substitute hotels can be similar in terms of pricing ranges and amenities offered. However, our main efforts, besides quality product and amenities, would be directed towards service excellence and innovatory eco-friendly solutions. Hence, it will be very difficult for the substitute hotels to compete with us in terms of social eco-friendly responsibility. Fair enough that because of the environmentally-friendly solutions and excellent service in our hotel, the value-price ratio between our hotel and competitor’s should be relatively distinct. 3. 2 Market Size & Trends
Since our hotel’s target markets are mainly foreigners, the following information and statistics are presented based on tourists arriving to Denmark. As to the number of tourists coming to Denmark in 2012, the number accounts to 358,858 people (Statistics Denmark, 2012). Figure 5 below illustrates the number of people out of total tourists who fit the profile of one of our target market – those from Norway and Sweden. Tourists from Sweden account for 2,748 people in three age categories which are 30-39 years, 40-49 years and 50-59 years. In per cent, it is 0. 76% target market out of 358,858 total numbers of tourists.
As for Norwegian tourists, the number of tourists scores 3,218 people or approximately 0. 9% of target market. As we can see, tourists from Norway outweigh those from Sweden for 0. 14%. [pic] Figure 5. Source: Statistics Denmark (2012) [pic] Figure 6. Source: Statistics Denmark (2012) The above Figure 6 presents the statistical data on another target segment of our future hotel with countries like France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, UK, Germany and main B2B market Russia. The age groups are 30-39 years, 40-49 years and 50-59 years and the figures are in thousands of people.
As the chart shows, visitors from Germany set the highest ranking which is total 4,861 people for all age groups or 1. 35% based on 358,858 total numbers of tourists. The second largest tourist generating region is UK from where 0. 54% (or 1,951) of tourists are coming. Similarly, the Russian tourists account for 0. 52% which is also our target market. The travellers from Spain and Italy represent almost the same smallest figures in target market, 0. 20% and 0. 18% respectively. Additional target markets include France and Netherlands. Tourists from Netherlands amount to 0. 1%, while those from France generate 0. 23% of target market. Total % in target market is arrived by addition of all numbers in each segment which equals to 4. 99% for the year 2012. In order to determine the hotel market trend (upward or downward) in Denmark, below is the forecast for 3 upcoming years. To derive appropriate estimated numbers, we initially have to look at previous years records. According to Statistics Denmark (2012), the number of tourists from 2010 to 2011 increased by 16,106 persons or 4. 8% (from 329,940 in 2010 to 346,046 in 2011).
The same upward trend appeared between 2011 and 2012 with an increase of 12,812 travellers or 3. 7%. So the average increase number for the period from 2010 to 2012 is 4. 25%. While the total number of tourists was growing, the percentage of target market in period from 2010 to 2012 was gradually decreasing. In 2010, the total target market accounted for 5. 23% while the figure felt down to 5. 08% in 2011. As was previously stated, the percentage in target market was 4. 99% for year 2012. Accordingly, the average decrease in target market between 2010 and 2012 was -0. 12%.
As a result, the following forecast numbers (Figure 7) for years 2013, 2014 and 2015 will be predicted based on past years records. | |Y. 2013 |Y. 2014 |Y. 2015 | |Tourists: | | | | |Total no. of tourists |374,109 |390,008 |406,583 | |% in target market |4. 7% |4. 75% |4. 63% | |Total market size (in number of tourists) |18,219 |18,525 |18,825 | Figure 7 Based on the forecasts above for the chosen target markets, we can declare that while the total number of tourists is growing, the percentage in target market for each substantial year is decreasing. 3. 3 Estimated Market Value The Figure 8 below shows the estimated hotel market value in selected target market. The average length of stay of international visitors to Denmark is determined as 4. 535 in 2013.
This figure is arrived by surveying the average length of stay in 2011 which is 4. 42 nights and it is 4. 65 nights in 2010 (Bastis, 2011). Average hotel expenditure in Denmark per day is 58. 25 Euro per day (Carl Marcussen, 2008). It is equivalent of $75. 6 (Oanda, 2012). Hence, using the data above the market value is estimated. | |Y. 2013 |Y. 2014 |Y. 2015 | |Tourists: | | | | |No. n target market |18,219 |18,525 |18,825 | |X average length of stay |4. 535 |4. 535 |4. 535 | |X average hotel expenditure per day |$75. 6 |$75. 6 |$75. 6 | |Total market value |$6,246,311 |$6,351,222 |$6,454,076 | Figure 8 3. 4 Estimated Sales Forecasts for 3 Years |Y. 2013 |Y. 2014 |Y. 2015 | |Tourists: | | | | |Total market value |$6,246,311 |$6,351,222 |$6,454,076 | |Your % share |7% |8% |10% | |Your sales projections |$437,241. 7 |$508,097. 76 |$645,407. 6 | 4. 0 Assessing my entrepreneurial capabilities Being motivated by the need for achievement, I am constantly searching for difficult projects and like to achieve my dreams. As a result, I’ve chosen to open my own Kalendarev’s Skyscraper Copenhagen Hotel even though it is difficult project to accomplish with much creativity and innovations required. Having background experience in hotel industry (particularly Dedeman Silk Road Hotel where I worked), I got valuable knowledge and hands-on training from the leading experts in this field.
Particularly, the departments I worked in included Sales & Marketing, Reservation, Banqueting & Conference, F&B and also Front Office. In addition, I have been managing my own business from my early years which deals with beauty care products. These prove my entrepreneurial attitudes and aptitudes. I am very much confident that combination of my training in hotel industry as well as long-term background experience in my own business field will result in successful feasibility of my new project. . 1 Team Experience For the successful implementation of new project, each new venture has to adequately make use of its human resources. For our new team to be effective each member of the team should have a clear understanding of why the team exists. Also, there must be shared and meaningful purpose which will unify each team member. In case of our idea, our project is intended to launch new sustainable hotel with variety of eco-friendly innovations. 4. 2 HR Plan
According to World Tourism Organization (cited in City-of-hotels. com, 2012), the reasonable number of staff required per each 10 rooms is 12 persons for 4-star hotel. Hence, since our hotel will have 50 rooms, the optimum number of staff required is 60 persons. These include: |Staff (no. of positions) |Experience |Award Categories |Pay Rates per month | |Executive assistant (1 |Interpersonal skills; |Leadership Award- for |$15,608. 0 | |position) |5+ year experience supporting at the |executing leadership | | | |executive level |practices in delivering | | | | |quality service | | |Personnel Manager (1 |Must have BA in business discipline with |Leadership Award- for |$9,371. 0 | |position) |minimum of 5 years overall experience |executing leadership | | | | |practices in delivering | | | | |quality service | | |Financial controller (1 |Must have worked in hotel industry and have |Innovation Award – for staff |$8,665. 0 | |position) |knowledge of standard costing and inventory |members who developed new | | | |controls. |innovative systems, | | | | |approaches or methods | | |Assistant Financial |Must be financially literate with 5+ years’ |Innovation Award – for staff |$8,422. 0 | |Controller |experience including inventory and product |members who developed new | | |(1 position) |costing experience |innovative systems, | | | | |approaches or methods | | |Accounts Clerks (4 |Experienced in high volume data entry and |Partnership Award- successful|$3,045. 0 per person | |positions) |accounts receivable with minimum 2 year |partnership with other team | | | |experience |members | | |Maintenance Manager |At least 5 years of experience in corporate |Safety Award – for a staff |$7,201. 0 | |(1 position) |facilities, including 2 years of supervisory |who demonstrates safety | | | |experience |practices | | |Maintenance Assistant (1 |Qualified individual with high school diploma|Safety Award – for a staff |$7,093. 00 | |position) |or GED required.
Preferably, one year |who demonstrates safety | | | |experience of building and grounds |practices | | | |maintenance | | | |Maintenance Crew (7 |Preferably, 2 years technical degree |Partnership Award- successful|$1,762. 0 per person | |positions) | |partnership with other team | | | | |members | | |Director Sales & Marketing|Marketing experience plus graduated from |Leadership Award- for |$10,899. 00 | | |4-year college with Bachelor Degree. executing leadership | | |(1 position) |Proficient in technical sales proving the |practices in delivering | | | |annual growth with 5-10 years of experience. |quality service | | |Sales Co-Ordinator (2 |Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality, Marketing, |Outstanding Newcomer |$4,547. 00 per person | |position) |Business Management or equivalent.
New |Award-for new comers | | | |graduates are welcomed |demonstrating good results in| | | | |the first 6 months of their | | | | |job | | |Sales & Marketing Manager |Five year experience in hospitality industry. Sales Manager of the Year |$8,648. 00 per person | |(5 positions) |Particularly, sales & marketing management |Award- for achieving | | | |experience is required |brilliant results in sales & | | | | |marketing | | |Reservation Clerk |Customer service experience for at least 2 |Customer Focus Award – |$5,662. 0 per person | |(3 positions) |years. High call volume experience plus multi|understanding and | | | |phone lines. |appreciating customer values | | |Rooms Division Manager |Must have worked as a front office manager |Improving Planning processes |$9,590. 00 | |(1 position) |for at least 2 years. College degree or |and practices Award –for | | | |equivalent is preferred. excellent planning and | | | | |implementation of relevant | | | | |practices at workplace | | |Rooms Division Assistants |Excellent interpersonal skills with at least |Work Performance Award – for |$4,848. 00 per person | |Manager (5 positions) |5 years prior experience in Rooms Management. an employee who works above | | | | |the average | | |Front Office Crew (5 |Previous experience is not mandatory. |Partnership Award- successful|$4,748. 00 per person | |positions) |Preferably, stable job history and some |partnership with other team | | | |customer service background. members | | |Executive Housekeeper (1 |Worked as Housekeeping Director or Manager |Performance and Quality |$6,179. 00 | |position) |with a minimum of 2-3 year experience in |Improvement Award | | | |hospitality field | | | |Housekeeping crew |Prior housekeeping work experience in |Partnership Award- successful|$4,724. per person | |(10positions) |hospitality enterprise is desired |partnership with other team | | | | |members | | |Purchasing Manager (2 |Minimum five years relevant experience. |Planner of the Year Award – |$7,491. 00 per person | |positions) |Bachelor or equivalent is required. |for concise and centred | | | | |leadership. | |F&B Manager (1 positions) |Previous experience in the Food and beverage,|Bright Spark Award |$6,656. 00 | | |culinary or other interrelated area. Number |- for bringing innovations in| | | |of years – at least 2 year experience |service experience excellence| | |Assistant F&B Manager (3 |Must have worked in low volume or multi-unit |Bright Spark Award- for |$4,101. 0 per person | |positions) |Food and Beverage operations with minimum 1 |bringing innovations in | | | |year experience |service experience excellence| | |Executive Chef (4 |Prior minimum experience of 5 to 7 years |The Award for Environment and|$5. 739 per person | |positions) |working as a chef. Preferably, degree from a |Corporate Sustainability – | | | |culinary institute. for being eco-friendly and | | | | |performing operations in | | | | |social and environmental | | | | |context. | | Figure 9. Source for pay rates: Statistics Denmark (2011) Total Number of Staff: 60 people Total Budget needed for Salary per month: $328,984. 00 5. 0 Equipment needs Item name |Quantity per each room |Timeframe for item’s |Cost per each hotel room |Total cost (for 50 | | | |purchase | |hotel rooms) | |Furniture: | | | | | |-Bed frames |1pc | |$69. 00 |$3,450. 00 | |-Desks |1pc | |$249. 8 |$12,494. 00 | |-Chairs |2pc | |$79. 00*2=$158. 00 |$7,900. 00 | | | |Total time frame for | | | |Hotel supplies: | |purchase of all items – | | | |Fitted Sheets |2 dozen |approximately 5 months |$72. 99*2=$145. 8 |$7,299. 00 | |Towels |1 dozen | |$42. 99 |$2,149. 50 | |Pillows |2pcs | |$5. 29*2=$10. 58 |$529. 00 | |Mattresses |2pcs | |$3. 99*2=$7. 98 |$399. 00 | |-Bathtub or shower in the |1pc | |$26. 99 |$1,349. 0 | |room | | | | | |-Hair-dryer | | | | | |-Telephone |1pc | |$22. 99 |$1,149. 50 | |-Safety deposit box for | | | | | |notebook and other |1pc | |$78. 6 |$3,903. 00 | |valuables | | | | | |-Hangers | | | | | |-Compact refrigerator | | | | | |-Light Bulbs (lighting) |5pcs | |$1. 25*5=$6. 25 |$312. 0 | |-Air-conditioning |1pc | |$117. 99 |$5,899. 50 | |-Electronic locks with | | | | | |magnetic key cards |12pcs | |$5. 95*12 = $71. 4 |$3,570. 00 | | | | | | | | |1pc | |$915. 0 |$45,750. 00 | | |1pc | |$329. 00 |$16,450. 00 | | | | | | | | | | | |$112,604. 50 | Figure 10. Source: Midwest Hotel Furniture Liquidators LLC (2011) The total finance required for the initial project start-up is $441,588. 0. Due to the lack of finance and inability to collect the funds at current period of time, the project will be on hold till the middle of Year 2013 until enough money is put together. [pic] Figure 11 Since our new hotel is start-up, there is a first year loss as Figure 11 shows. It could an alarm that we should decrease set-up costs and wages in order not to face the repeated losses in future years. 7. 0 Conclusion To conclude, this report analyzed the opportunity of starting a new and innovative hospitality venture which is eco-friendly hotel in Denmark.
It was identified that the main innovations would constitute of groundwater based cooling and heating system to decrease energy consumption, first CO-2 neutral hotel building in Denmark and the largest solar park in North Europe. The prices for hotel rooms were determined with the value-based pricing policy and various price determinants in mind. In addition, the main competitors were critically analyzed and SWOT analysis provided. Three different target markets were found for our new venture and the reasons for its selection were explained.
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