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About

 

Founder

Alanna Schroeder

Before competing with hotels, I realized, we must tear a page or two from their playbook. Faded sheets and mismatched towels have no place in a game-changing industry! And so I created The Distinguished Guest to introduce rental businesses to the best hospitality-tested linens and products on the market. 

You may have known TDG in its old form—as a supplier and marketplace. 

We still have a select few items in our online store, but as of 2018, we’ve shifted our focus. In our new form, we’re an educational portal and your go-to source for hospitality data, advice, and inspiration. Let us guide you toward the best industry events, products, people, and marketing strategies for small/independent hospitality providers!

Contributors

Arthur Colker

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Arthur Colker is the Founder and CEO of StayFi, the #1 provider of WiFi marketing services for vacation rental companies. Vacation rental managers use StayFi to brand WiFi, collect guest data, and increase direct bookings – all while providing a better WiFi experience for vacation rental guests.  Prior to founding StayFi, Arthur led digital marketing strategy at several start-ups and ran his own marketing and branding consultancy.

Darren Pettyjohn

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With over 40,000 policies written, Darren Pettyjohn is the Co-Founder of Proper Insurance®, the Nation’s leading insurer of short-term rental properties. Darren is an organization and team builder, having helped build successful businesses in the field of disability insurance, marine cargo insurance, and vacation rental insurance.

Erica Muller

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Coming Soon

Conrad O’Connell

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Conrad O’Connell is the director of Guest Hook & the Founder of BuildUp Bookings. With a half-decade of search, social and email marketing experience, Conrad creates winning campaigns for vacation rental owners and managers. 

Client Love

Alanna has been my go-to person as I've navigated the learning curves of running my vacation rental businesses.  She helped...

Cathy Scott

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2016-05-03T18:24:44-07:00

Cathy Scott

Alanna has been my go-to person as I've navigated the learning curves of running my vacation rental businesses.  She helped me re-brand my properties, market them effectively, and connect with other valuable industry resources.
Alanna at The Distinguished Guest has been an invaluable resource while setting up my first vacation rental.  I recently bought...

Robert Howell

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2020-11-01T08:47:41-08:00

Robert Howell

Alanna at The Distinguished Guest has been an invaluable resource while setting up my first vacation rental.  I recently bought a house in Hilton Head Island and knew nothing about what it takes to be a successful vacation rental.  Alanna has always been willing to lend a helping hand and responds quickly to all of my many questions!  If you're looking to set up a new vacation rental or refresh an existing rental, I would highly recommend contacting Alanna to help out.  She provides a 5 star experience!
Regardless if you are new to the industry or have more than a decade of being a vacation rental host,...

Celine Girard

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2021-08-30T08:38:31-07:00

Celine Girard

Regardless if you are new to the industry or have more than a decade of being a vacation rental host, this course is for you! The course covers a lot of information, delivered in easy to follow modules with a clear, logical and effective structure. Equipped with downloadable workbooks, checklists and resources; I am now confident and ready to be the best host possible for my guests.
Alanna Schroeder’s common sense approach, level headed ideas, and years of practical experience all come together in her excellent course on STR...

David Boe

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2021-09-03T08:09:53-07:00

David Boe

Alanna Schroeder’s common sense approach, level headed ideas, and years of practical experience all come together in her excellent course on STR hosting. Every page yields valuable insights, which are thoughtfully presented with clarity and purpose. A terrific resource.
Alanna's online, self-directed short term vacation rental course is THE one you want to take if you are serious about...

CL Reed

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2021-09-07T09:59:48-07:00

CL Reed

Alanna's online, self-directed short term vacation rental course is THE one you want to take if you are serious about getting into the short term vacation rental game!  This course will take you step-by-step from the initial thought of why you should get involved in short term vacation renting to every possible aspect of operating, maintaining and protecting your investment.  Additionally, you will learn some of Hospitality's Best Business Practices along the way. I highly recommend this course for Beginners and Intermediates to learn much information in one succinct setting.  If you have been operating short term vacation rentals for some time and consider yourself to be at the Expert level, you should take this as a refresher/stay relevant course, as there are many gold nuggets to support you in enhancing your method of operation.
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