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Venus Group

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Finding a reputable linen vendor for your small accommodations business can be a challenge… trust me, I know! I am continually searching for high-quality providers for our industry—specifically seeking out those who have a long-standing reputation in hospitality. 

My philosophy: sending managers and hosts to Amazon is not a good practice…it’s expensive, and who knows when the product will be discontinued or go out of stock (this happens all. the. time). 

Like hotels, our businesses require consistent, high-quality linens that promise a good return on investment. After all, your guests will easily spend ⅓ of their vacation in your beds! Now that we have helped over 3,000 owners, hosts, and managers, The Distinguished Guest has learned: 

  • That guests are looking for the comforts of home (including in bed).
  • That vacation rental owners are looking to meet that need without breaking the bank. 

I (Alanna) have brought that knowledge to my own vacation rental home in Princeville, Kauai, and to my work at TDG. 

This is where Venus Group comes in! 

Two years ago, I was on a desperate hunt for a new linen vendor to recommend to short-term rentals, after my go-to brand decided they no longer able to support my community. Ultimately I showed up on the doorstep of the Venus Group with my two kids in tow—age 6 and 9 at the time. We were on a road trip to Southern California to visit friends, and despite having no one to watch my kiddos, I needed to have that meeting! 

Venus quickly embraced me, and that includes my multi-tasking work/mom life. Soon we had five adults sitting around their conference room table and two small kiddos in the corner. They listened to my crazy idea of assisting our community of vacation rental owners and managers purchase quality linens, and—thank goodness— they were interested in working together!  

Two years and many happy managers and hosts later… I present to you: Venus Group!  

A little bit about Venus.

Trusted by some of the largest name brands in hospitality, The Venus Group has been in business for over 45 years (they’re basically older than me) and they manufacture and distribute linens for hospitality, institutional cleaners, cruise lines, healthcare, government, gaming, and now, officially, vacation rentals!

So the long and short of it is…Venus knows hospitality linens! And your guests’ needs.

Who is Venus Group For?

Venus works with vacation rental owners and managers with 10+ properties. 

How can I get more Information on Venus?

Download the 52 page Venus catalog [here].

The Benefits of Working with Venus

Remember how much time you saved when you switched to autoresponders in your messages to guests? And, if you’re like many of us, maybe you resisted that move at first, thinking that guests would notice? But then they didn’t at all? 

Finding the right linen vendor is kind of like that. You can save time and hassle without sacrificing the guest experience. Often the guests are none-the-wiser—and you’ve just made your operations—and your life—so much easier.

As a one-stop-shop, the Venus Group can help you create a complete linen program for your property management business.  Plus, with their hospitality-specific experience, they can work with you to optimize your linen supply chain.  

Here’s what you get when you partner with Venus Group:

  • Long-standing hospitality experience. Venus Group has been in business for almost five decades, and they deeply understand your specific business needs as well as your guest preferences.
  • Preferred trade pricing. This means Venus offers pricing not available to the public, and at a large discount to the big box retailers and Amazon.
  • Access to a range of in-stock textile products. This is so important when, for example, a pillowcase gets ripped or stained. You want to be able to seamlessly replace it, not scramble to seek out a potentially discontinued product, replace it with a mismatch, or worse, resort to buying all new linen! This is the advantage of working with a supplier like Venus, who has an established supply chain, operating as both a manufacturer and distributor.
  • Tested, durable-quality products. At Venus, linens are engineered both to deliver exceptional guest comfort and to withstand the wear-and-tear of the hospitality market.
  • Front door delivery. Your employees can make one simple call for orders and restocking items, rather than spending hours making trips to the big box retailers. Not to mention, the advantage of quick shipments on in-stock items given Venus’s coast to coast distribution centers.

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And last but not least, Venus also supports working moms with crazy ambitions… which is most of us in the vacation rental industry. Thank you, Venus! 

Focused on the consumer experience and product innovation, Venus is a leader in the industry with “state-of-the-art machinery, award-winning designers, and 20 textile engineers” working to create state-of-the-art products loved by guests and businesses alike. Venus sells everything from bed linens, towels, filled goods, table linens and more

Alanna’s Favorite Venus Products!

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Client Love

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CL Reed

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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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Debi Hertert

In my experiences as a short term rental host, podcaster and founder of Host2Host, I have found Alanna Schroeder of The Distinguished Guest to be professional, ethical and informative.  She possesses great business savvy, offering views that express her knowledge and her caring.  I have seen Alanna go out of her way to help another host/owner achieve success.  In an industry that is continually growing, Alanna has developed an understanding of how our industry works and who works within it.  I trust her judgement and advice and have learned more from her than from almost anyone else in this field.   Alanna’s contributions and work with Host2Host have been invaluable. Her new course TDGs Blueprint for Beginning Rentalists includes comprehensive and vital information for the short term rental host.  Although it is designed for the beginning host, the course includes so much information it is also great for established hosts.  It’s comprehensive from the purchase of property, through the setup of rental space and navigating Online Travel Agency listings.  The TDG course modules will save headaches and missteps, increasing satisfaction as well as income!
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If you own a short term vacation rental or are considering purchasing a vacation rental Alanna’s course, Blueprint For Beginning Rentalists, is an absolute must. Alanna has gone above and beyond to lend her expertise in the hospitality business with several years of personal experience. This course is extremely thorough; complete with checklists and extensive resources, walking you through the process of finding a qualified realtor, to the ins and outs of running your business, marketing, and so much more. You will not find another course out there to match the quality of what this course has to offer. Coming in as a newbie myself I feel well equipped with the proper tools and know-how to run my business successfully and how to continue to grow in the future. In addition to the course material, Alanna holds weekly office hours via zoom where you can ask any questions you may have as well as connect with fellow owners gaining even more insight and knowledge to this ever growing and evolving industry. From personal help and feedback on website design, channel management, interior design, insurance and so much more. These are just a few of the many ways Alanna has helped me personally and I look forward to staying connected over the coming years through her office hours and private Facebook group as questions and scenarios arise. If you desire to create a profitable vacation rental investing in the Blueprint For Beginning Rentalists course will set you and your business up for success!
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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.
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