Reminds Hospitality is a company that manages small and private tourist units with up to 60 rooms, but also individual, private villas that want to stand out and offer a different service, with an emphasis on customer satisfaction and maximizing accommodation revenue.
Reminds hospitality takes care to remind the hotelier what hospitality means – from start to finish
It started its journey in space in 2017, when it undertook a special project in Thessaloniki: the debut The Caravan, consisting of 13 rooms in the center of Thessaloniki. He was called to undertake the Re-branding of the accommodation, the whole process of reservations and sales, while then he took over the management of the accommodation, turning it into a modern 4-key Bed and Breakfast with 17 rooms.
The goal and desire of the team was to make the perfect case study and then to introduce themselves in the Greek market to support more separate and unique Projects. And that’s done. With ingenious moves, very pioneers for the then market of Thessaloniki, they led and are leading The Caravan on uphill paths, ranking this small accommodation first in the Booking rating from 2017 until today with a rating of 9.7, and among the 25 best traditional guesthouses of Greece on Tripadvisor, having reached 3rd place in 2021.
In fact, at the end of 2021 they were distinguished with the silver award in the category “Best Greek Hotel Breakfast” of the Greek Hospitality Awards, launching a unique breakfast and a special selection of Greek recipes in the category Brunch.
“Our goal from the beginning was to present to our customers a complete project that will reflect exactly our philosophy for the tourism industry. So we wanted to work with an accommodation in the beginning and transform it radically – with the consent of the owners of course. The white trust in this unique collaboration, contributes a lot to the implementation of our strategic plan “, emphasizes Haris Papadopoulos, Co Founder and Managing Director.
At Reminds Hospitality we look for and locate the most special projects – hotels / accommodations / villas – in which the people who have built them, have put their love for hospitality and their passion, and thus have transformed them into an authentic product, so that by adding our know-how they reach the maximum financial results. Not only the big hotels are important and dynamic for Reminds but on the contrary, the magic and uniqueness are hidden in the small units, which the traveler visits just to have the most personalized treatment. For us, the philosophy and the appropriate corporate culture are important: to be first in all areas! After all, we have achieved this and we maintain it from 2017 until today. We have stood out and for this very reason we want to bring the best financial result for our partner hotelier or owner, achieving the best experience for the client of his accommodation, “says George Kourtidis, Operational manager of The Caravan and Co-founder and sales Director of Reminds.
Yes, but what does Reminds Hospitality finally offer to a hotelier?
Initially, Reminds’s goal is to achieve the appropriate increase in sales – ie increase the accommodation turnover – with its proper placement in the market, creating the appropriate online / offline presence in all channels. In addition, by “scanning” the entire competitive spectrum of each market, it performs daily dynamic pricing with tremendous accuracy, which usually results in a geometric increase in sales. At the same time, he created and operates a well-organized Reservations department that can manage all this volume of bookings: build a complete outsourcing option of the booking department to a more trusted partner, which saves money, time and effort, so that the hotelier can give more emphasis on the daily experience of his client. It therefore undertakes entirely sales and bookings, and enables small private accommodation to take advantage of the know-how of an entire sector without having to envy large units with more human resources.
Of course, there are other forms of cooperation with Reminds such as overall accommodation management, staff training, concept upgrade, Secret Guest service and other consulting services that aim to support accommodation and of course maximize revenue.
What makes Reminds special?
One of the most comparative advantages of Reminds Hospitality is the team, which is more important than the unit. After all, the members of the team have different expertise and that is why they all complement each other so successfully the puzzle of hospitality.
David, possessing know-how and experience from San Francisco, brings many pioneering technological tools to the industry, but also Harris, with a long career abroad, having gathered valuable knowledge and experience from large organizations in London and Barcelona, does product placement and creates advance reporting decision tools in practice for the property, putting sales growth in the foreground.
George with his many years of experience in the operation of hospitality and rebranding, contributes to the optimization of the image of the accommodation, with the aim of maximizing revenue, the smooth operation of the unit and customer satisfaction, in turn contributing to the increase of sales.
Efi, after several years of experience as a Reservations Manager of multi-property hotels in Mykonos and Santorini, is a capital for the proper operation of the departments that take off a hotel, while at the same time performing sales, releasing man-hours from the existing hotel staff.
Finally, Vassilis with his energy and many years of experience in Business Development, brings to the table the carefully selected project options with the aim of concluding the appropriate collaborations and the development of the company in the right direction.
Nowadays, the technological challenges in the tourism industry are increasing exponentially, making it often impossible for the hotelier to follow the changes in the market methods. The solution is said to be able to provide a long-established business method: outsourcing, ie synergy with specialized professionals who can take care of targeted parts of the business, thus relieving the entrepreneur from the burden of certain processes. So the most demanding and complicated part – that of sales and reservations, can now be easily transferred to safe hands and thus leave time to the hotelier for practical and everyday issues.
“Because it is precisely the quality that matters to us, not the quantity, Reminds has set the ideal number of collaborations per year, so that it can always provide the best possible services and offer its partners the best of itself. We are happy that from the beginning of this year it seems that the available places will soon be filled! ”
This may be because Reminds goes against the usual path of its kind: it chooses not to step forward to get accommodation on its umbrella, but to stand behind its partners to push them on their own unique path to the top.