About Larry Mogelonsky

One of the world’s most published writers in hospitality, Larry Mogelonsky is the owner of Hotel Mogel Consulting Limited and the founder of LMA Communications Inc., an award-winning marketing agency based in Toronto. His experience encompasses hotel properties around the world, both branded and independent, and ranging from luxury and boutique to select-service. Larry also sits on several boards for companies focused on hotel technology. His work includes four books, “Are You an Ostrich or a Llama?” (2012), “Llamas Rule” (2013), “Hotel Llama” (2015) and “The Llama is Inn” (2017). You can reach Larry at larry@hotelmogel.com to discuss hotel business challenges, to inquire about his consulting services or to book speaking engagements.

Crossing the Pacific – an interview with Executive Chef Mervin McLeod, Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel

While everyone knows that Japan’s culinary fare is quite different from that of other cultures, it’s even more interesting to hear from a chef with a North American background who has come to master the country’s food preparation style.

Ten ways to revitalize a senior hotel job

Here are some ways to breathe new life into your current job so you can stay active and help inspire those around you.

By |January 31st, 2018|Tags: , |

The perseverance of independence – an interview with Tom Magnuson

Magnuson is nurturing independence in the face of what would seem to be insurmountable odds against the branded franchises. How does he stay in business?

By |January 24th, 2018|Tags: |

What a digital detox could mean for you and your guests

It's not hard to see why ‘digital detox’ nudges or programs are becoming increasingly popular, but applying them to your own regimens or to your property is not going to be easy.

By |January 17th, 2018|Tags: , |

Hotel tech trends for 2018

Here are six hospitality technology trends for the coming year based not wholly on wow factor, but far more so on practicality and ROI.

By |December 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Hospitality food trends for 2018

Hotel restaurants have a mantle to uphold by striving to be culinary leaders in their respective locales, but to do so in today’s competitive foodservice landscape requires constant ingenuity. @larrymogelonsky

By |December 14th, 2017|Tags: , |

Come for the art, stay for the hotel

Using artwork to differentiate your property can achieve tangible results in the very short-term and there are several angles at play besides the obvious direct impact on the guest experience. Find out how to leverage art to bring an unforgettable experience to your guests.

The imperative for exceptional hotel interior design: Interview with TAL Studio’s Todd-Avery Lenahan

Hotel interior design can lead to better customer satisfaction scores, higher occupancy, commanding a greater ADR and more support from locals.

By |November 27th, 2017|Tags: |

Five-star housekeeping for five-star properties

Having just completed an exhaustive Pacific hotel tour, my report to hoteliers is this: No matter what your brand or luxury status, housekeeping remains a prickly beast and a constant challenge.

Using Uber to understand the Airbnb challenge

Even though they exist in mutually exclusive spaces, a snapshot comparison between the two organizations yields uncanny similarities. With so much in common, would it be reasonable to also say that Airbnb’s legal foibles might follow a similar path to Uber’s?