Register Your Hotel Name – Good name they say is better than silver and gold, Choose a very attractive name for your hotel, some names attracts while some are not – choose the one you think would make someone want to know “what goes on in there?” Words like: Exquisite, Delight, Deluxe, Luxury, Platinum, and Classic – are good in hotel names. Choose your name very carefully!
Then, proceed to register your name with The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) of Nigeria if the name you’ve chosen isn’t yet registered by someone else. N30,000 would be enough for that
Choose A Nice Location – This doesn’t have to be exotic, just a befitting place in your location but let it be in a place that is easy to locate, property by the road side is preferable. Negotiate and acquire it except you already have a property in a good area. This would cost you some money – From N800,000.
The prices of property varies from place to place, we can’t really put a price on this, just do your home word and try to negotiate properly.
4. Build A Small But Nice Place – Face me I face you building format with all rooms en-suite is ideal for small hotel business. Don’t be too economical with the room sizes, let the rooms be a bit spacious. Carefully plan and execute the structure in such way that your guest would see the class in your hotel.
Tastefully furnish your hotel rooms irrespective of the price you want to charge. After all, you aren’t going to be furnishing it every day! Put high quality beds and bed sheets. Let your hotel rooms reflect high class even though you’ll be charging low price.
Employ Staffs – If you have background in hotel management, that’s nice. If not, don’t worry – employ people with these skills and learn with experience. The good thing is that you’re starting small so you’ll be able to learn as you grow your business.
You will need capable hands to manage the security of your guest and the hotel in general. Different people will come into your hotels, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Prepare for them all.
You will need Caterers too, for the foods and services and the general well being of your guests.
You will need Laundry men whose duty would be to wash all the bed-sheets, the towels, and the curtains. It’s a hotel abomination to give the guests bed-sheets and towels that has been previously used by another guest! Be careful of these bad practices.
You need Barmen, Cleaners, Receptionists, Room service attendants, a Supervisor and a Manager. While you administrate your business if you can.
Put all these in place and you’re good to go. Don’t forget that every big thing always starts small.