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TDG’s Modern Hospitality Guide

(4 customer reviews)




Hospitality is one of the world’s oldest professions… and a lot has changed since Ancient Greece!

It’s a Brave New World of hospitality, where hotels’ dominance is being tested by short-term rental providers like you, and ultra-comfy beds are just the beginning of what sets us apart. Are you up to the challenge?

Whether you’re just starting out, contemplating saying goodbye to your property manager and managing your rental on your own (or thinking of giving up self-management and hiring a property manager!), or you’ve been in the industry for 10+ years and just need a little hospitality refresher for the modern age… this guide is for you.

In this guide, you’ll find:

  • 52-pages of actionable content, covering prepping your place for hospitality perfection, hiring cleaners, property managers and other support, ensuring your rental is accessible for guests and well-stocked for families, business travelers, and pets-and lots more.
  • 3PDF checklists for stocking and cleaning your rental (kitchen essentials, cleaning, and deep cleaning).
  • 9 fully customizable House Rules signage templates (we call them not-so-subliminal signage) that guests may just pay attention to!  These Word docs can be printed and hung in your home as-is, or edited to fit your unique situation.
  • Data sprinkled throughout from our first-of-its-kind Hospitality Survey, which surveyed 700 short-term rental providers like you to discover how they are running their rental business.

4 reviews for TDG’s Modern Hospitality Guide

  1. Lauren Mack

    This guide has been incredibly helpful! We own 2 vacation rentals in another country so staying organized with the tips and recommendations that are offered has really helped. The checklists have been paramount in guiding me & making sure that I haven’t forgotten anything. From managing my cleaners & other household workers to properly wording the language in documents and signs for guests and the house, this guide has helped with my overall communication & professionalism with our rentals! So far I’ve seen that using this guide has positively affected my reviews and rentals! It’s been a great resource!

  2. Mina N.

    Why reinvent the wheel? I am new to this business and wanted to start out right by looking to subject matter experts for help. I found it here with Alanna of the Distinguished Guest. This guide was thorough, easy to implement, and kept me organized. The checklists are my favorite. By using them, I feel like I started out like a professional and really shortened my learning curve. Let’s face it, there is a lot to know and learn in the vacation rental industry and trying to gather the information myself from reputable sources is incredibly time consuming. I’m so glad I invested in this resource.

  3. Vickie

    There is no way to start your own vacation rental without this guide. It should be a “go to” for all owners or managers. And don’t forget you have it because you can go back to it over and over and keep adding to your
    Expertise. There is so much information that I found as I grew my business, I could revisit information I was not able to do in the beginning.

  4. Megan McCrea

    The Distinguished Guest Modern Hospitality Guide is a must have for any host! With the market for vacation/ short term rentals growing by the day, so is competition for attracting guests and great reviews. Whether you are a new or seasoned host, there are actionable tips that you can put into practice to better position yourself for success. Do yourself a favor and hit the buy button now. 🙂

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