23 episodes

Profound and insightful look into the secret world of hotel franchising through the rebound and recovery as the COVID pandemic continues to ravage the travel industry. Patrick Mullinix, Advantage Hotels, Inc. CEO and outspoken critic and advocate for fair-franchising, exposes the naked truth of franchising practices and lends a voice for silent majority of hoteliers. Listeners will hear from all perspectives of the industry – the good, the bad, and the ugly. How can we bring true fair-franchising to the forefront and all benefit?

Fair Franchising Podcast Patrick Mullinix

    • Business

Profound and insightful look into the secret world of hotel franchising through the rebound and recovery as the COVID pandemic continues to ravage the travel industry. Patrick Mullinix, Advantage Hotels, Inc. CEO and outspoken critic and advocate for fair-franchising, exposes the naked truth of franchising practices and lends a voice for silent majority of hoteliers. Listeners will hear from all perspectives of the industry – the good, the bad, and the ugly. How can we bring true fair-franchising to the forefront and all benefit?

    Boutique hotelier community sees growth amid pandemic challenges

    Boutique hotelier community sees growth amid pandemic challenges

    Patrick Mullinix is back with Frances Kiradjian, founder and CEO of Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA), for the third and final episode in the series. BLLA is seeing membership grow as owners reckon with the challenges of doing business in the COVID-19 era.

    • 15 min
    Boutique hotels advised to stay true to who you are

    Boutique hotels advised to stay true to who you are

    Patrick Mullinix and his guest, Frances Kiradjian of the Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA), highlight the differences between the boutique lifestyle segment and its soft-branded counterpart.

    • 10 min
    Hotel guests crave the boutique experience

    Hotel guests crave the boutique experience

    Travelers seem to prefer boutique hotels as the coronavirus pandemic enters its second year. Government restrictions are easing and the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming more widely distributed, which is good news for the lodging industry. This episode features Frances Kiradjian, founder and CEO of the Boutique Lifestyle Lodging Association, and Patrick Mullinix talking about why many people favor the boutique stay at this point.

    • 10 min
    How we’re helping hotel owners with recovery

    How we’re helping hotel owners with recovery

    Patrick Mullinix gives insight into the unparalleled solutions Advantage Hotels is launching to affect positive change and help hotel owners recover from the Covid-19 pandemic economic crisis. He also touches on GreenTree Hospitality Group’s franchise expansion in the USA and how it’s changing the upper mid-tier hotel sector with their own financial aid package.

    • 6 min
    'Listen to Your Gut'

    'Listen to Your Gut'

    Podcast Personality Glenn Haussman and Advantage Hotels’ Patrick Mullinix on What It Takes for Hoteliers to Survive Pandemic Recession

    • 18 min
    Preferred-vendor mandates are ‘out of control’

    Preferred-vendor mandates are ‘out of control’

    Patrick Mullinix, founder and CEO of Advantage Hotels Inc., and the co-founders of Reform Lodging, a franchisee association, talk about franchisors’ preferred vendor programs. The hoteliers say the programs are “kickback” schemes that have grown into a profit center for the brands, and they unfairly prohibit owners from seeking competitive pricing. Reform Lodging officers share their solution – a member marketplace where owners can review vendors and vendors can see a hotelier’s payment history and gauge the owner’s credit worthiness.

    • 9 min

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