Aqua Vista Hotels recently shared its know how and gave tips on how to make accommodation units stand out, during the first Boutique Hotel Workshop event held recently on the Greek island of Milos. Organized by the Hotelier Academy Greece, the event was created to function as an educational platform for hoteliers and professionals within the Greek tourism industry.
With several years of experience in hotel management, Aqua Vista Hotels was invited to take part in the training seminar as one of the main speakers and to share its in-depth knowledge on how to effectively set up and manage Boutique Hotels.
The group’s Business Development Manager, Sofia Matzourani, spoke to delegates about the group’s philosophy of creating hotels that “stand out from the crowd”, with their own unique character and style. She gave insight on how Aqua Vista Hotels plans each project and took the attendees through the steps the group follows to achieve success. Referring to the fundamentals of setting up a Boutique Hotel, Matzourani covered everything from the design and layout of the rooms to insider tips on how to give guests that “extra special” experience.
“As Boutique Hotel experts, we have our own philosophy and approach to setting up units, which may be a useful blueprint for others to use,” Matzourani said. “Hopefully, the positivity and passion for hospitality that motivates us can help new entrepreneurs and businesses to flourish,” she added.
During the event, the organizer of the Boutique Hotel Workshop and tourism strategy expert, Nikos Morantis, gave tips on the importance of gastronomy in defining a Boutique Hotel’s identity. Moreover, Morantis shared his expertise with the attendees about the latest trends in hotel digital marketing.
The event included an informative seminar about the future of tourism on the island of Milos by Antonios Mallis of Travel Me To Milos and a session on the expectations of hotels guests by led by Dr Manolis Kondylis, former president of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (also known as TAIPED) and now professor at the University of Piraeus.
“An event like this is a wonderful opportunity for hospitality professionals to hear expert opinions on how to achieve success,” Matzourani added.