HOSP 320 DeVry Complete Week Discussions Package

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HOSP 320 DeVry Complete Week Discussions Package

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HOSP 320 DeVry Complete Week Discussions Package

 

HOSP 320 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 1

Class, What a great discussion thread! For this thread, we first examined the differences between hotels and motels. We then enhanced our discussion technology, effectiveness, and popularity of each segment. Good job in this thread!

I look forward to next week’s discussions beginning Monday.

 

HOSP 320 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 2

Class: Welcome to our first week of discussions for this course. Some good strategies to have while starting the discussions is to thoroughly read the discussion question and read the accompanying material prior to beginning your posts.

For higher quality points it is also encouraged to write substantive posts with the addition of outside sources that you have come across while researching the answers to the questions and to supply the source as you complete your post.

Remember to make sure that you post at least by Wednesday of the week and to have at least 3 different posts on three different days for full frequency credit.

Out of all of the lodging segments described in chapter 1, as a guest, which type of segment do you prefer to stay in?

What are the reasons that you chose that particular segment?

Please refer to Chapter 1 in our textbook as you participate in this discussion.

Tip for Beginning the Discussion: Of course, you can draw from your own experience or your homework for the week, but a good way to begin discussing this question is to answer the first question and then come back a day later. As the week progresses, we will move into other issues raised in this threaded discussion.

 

 

HOSP 320 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 1

Class, Good job with week one’s threaded discussions!

Keep the momentum going this week.

Feel free to begin posting here any time between now and Wednesday.

Remember if you begin posting past Wednesday you will lose points.

Some good strategies to have while starting the discussions is to thoroughly read the discussion question and read the accompanying material prior to beginning your posts.

For higher quality points it is also encouraged to write substantive posts with the addition of outside sources that you have come across while researching the answers to the questions and to supply the source as you complete your post.

Remember to make sure that you post at least by Wednesday of the week and to have at least 3 different posts on three different days for full frequency credit.

Let’s begin exploring the following:

What is the importance of the front desk or reception area and what is the relationship of this department with the rest of the lodging facility? Explain in detail and include some research.

 

HOSP 320 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 2

Class, Welcome to our second discussion thread.

Feel free to begin posting here any time between now and Wednesday.

Remember if you begin posting past Wednesday you will lose points.

Some good strategies to have while starting the discussions is to thoroughly read the discussion question and read the accompanying material prior to beginning your posts.

For higher quality points it is also encouraged to write substantive posts with the addition of outside sources that you have come across while researching the answers to the questions and to supply the source as you complete your post.

Remember to make sure that you post at least by Wednesday of the week and to have at least 3 different posts on three different days for full frequency credit.

As a guest, did you ever encounter an issue in checking into a room or the cleanliness of a room?

How did the hotel management handle it? How would you have handled it?

If you never had an issue in a hotel, what good experiences did you have?

 

 

HOSP 320 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 1

Class, Welcome to week 3’s discussions!

In this discussion thread, we will discuss hotel marketing and the role of the marketing manager.

Feel free to begin posting here any time between now and Wednesday.

Remember if you begin posting past Wednesday you will lose points.

As you’ve done in the past couple of weeks, be sure to post substantial posts here and include reliable researched information.

The role of a sales and marketing manager is an exciting field but is also critical for a hotel’s success.

What are some of the attributes needed to become a successful sales and marketing manager?

What are some of the businesses that a marketing manager can bring into the hotel?

 

HOSP 320 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 2

Class, Welcome to week 3’s discussions!

Feel free to begin posting here any time between now and Wednesday.

Remember if you begin posting past Wednesday you will lose points.

As you’ve done in the past couple of weeks, be sure to post substantial posts here and include reliable researched information.

You are the new General Manager of a new 400 room full service hotel that is scheduled to open in 6 months. The first task you have is to hire a Human Resources Manager. What traits, skills, and knowledge should the candidates possess to be considered for the position? What would be the first steps you would take in the hiring process?

 

HOSP 320 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 1

Class, Welcome to week 4’s discussion threads!

This week we will focus on food and beverage in hotels – an interesting topic that is near and dear to my heart.

As most of you been doing so far, be sure to post elaborately and include research where appropriate. Remember that solid and elaborate posts will get you closer to full credit in the threaded discussions.

What are some of the Food and Beverage services commonly found in a hotel?

When staying at a hotel do you use any of these Food and Beverage services?

Why or why not?

 

HOSP 320 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 2

Class, in this discussion thread, we will review and discuss the relationship between profitability and hotel food and beverage.

As most of you been doing so far, be sure to post elaborately and include research where appropriate. Remember that solid and elaborate posts will get you closer to full credit in the threaded discussions.

Why do you think that most Food and Beverage departments in hotels are not profitable?

What do you think hotels can do to turn a profit in Food and Beverage?

 

HOSP 320 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 1

Class, Welcome to week 5’s discussions. In this discussion thread, we will safety and security in hotels.

As most of you been doing so far, be sure to post elaborately and include research where appropriate. Remember that solid and elaborate posts will get you closer to full credit in the threaded discussions.

Given the need for heighten security, how can hotels ensure their guests that they are safe in their hotels? Do you see any section of a hotel that is vulnerable to unsafe activity?

 

HOSP 320 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 2

Class, In this discussion thread, we will talk about TQM. Be sure to read about TQM in our textbook so you understand what it is all about. Then, we will develop a discussion.

As most of you been doing so far, be sure to post elaborately and include research where appropriate. Remember that solid and elaborate posts will get you closer to full credit in the threaded discussions.

As a hotel general manager how can you promote TQM within your hotel staff? Do you believe that TQM is a valuable management option to use in the hotel industry?

 

HOSP 320 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 1

Class, Welcome to week 6’s discussions! In this discussion thread, we will talk about hotel management companies – a growing trend in the lodging industry.

Why do most hotel owners look towards management companies to operate their properties? Would you rather work for a hotel management company or a corporate hotel? Why?

 

HOSP 320 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 2

Class, in this discussion we will review franchising options in our industry.

What are some of the positives and negatives in being a franchise owner/operator? If given the opportunity would you own a franchise? Why or why not?

Be sure to elaborate on your post and properly cite your sources.

 

HOSP 320 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 1

Class, Welcome to our final week of the threaded discussions. I look forward to a great final discussion threads this week!

Have you or any members of your family own or participate in a timeshare property? What are the advantages or disadvantages to timeshare ownership? Would you purchase a timeshare in the future? Why or why not?

 

HOSP 320 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 2

Class, in this discussion thread, we will explore resorts and theme lodging.

Have you ever stayed at or wanted to stay at a resort based property (i.e. Sandals) or a theme based hotel (i.e. Hard Rock Hotel)? What would attract you to stay at one of these properties?

Do you see a continued need for this type of lodging?