When we started HoteliersGuild some two years ago as “The global association of discerning hoteliers, a closed, private and strictly confidential web-tool, utilised by active, professional hoteliers for their families and their respective properties, as a means to initiate, implement and guide social interaction and creativity among members…”, we did this with the kind assistance of a few willing ‘Ambassadors’, fellow hoteliers who shared our foresight and embraced our philosophy.
Today, with an impressive global membership and the active help of most distinguished supporting partners from our industry, ‘Special Trustees’ for ‘Branding & Marketing’, ‘Global Luxury Hotel Investment’, ‘Branded Hotel Networking’, ‘Hotelier-TV’ etc., we still stand firm to our policy of not admitting ‘applicants’: Overwhelmed by the initial response from friends and colleagues from our industry subsequent to its introduction, we are now greatly stimulated by the fact that HoteliersGuild has gathered momentum with presently well above seventy member hoteliers world-wide. However, it is very important to understand that we are not just a listing site, that we definitely do not solicit membership, and affiliation of fellow hoteliers may be obtained only by personal nomination and subsequent invitation through an Ambassador or Trustee, followed by the approval of our Board of Directors. This also takes advantage of the various tools which are so kindly on offer to you by WorldGuide, our supporting web-platform which puts an array of additional communications, marketing & PR tools as well as other interesting guest services at the fingertips of our membership.
However, members are not to be worried regarding an additional workload: It is entirely up to them how deeply they wish to get involved, but due to their own standing in our industry, we expect an inspiring and constructive exchange of ideas and intellectual contributions to our cause. In simple terms: The ‘duties’ of a Member are really defined by how much one is prepared to contribute and as a result, receive back from our colleagues! And finally, it is also important to understand the truly ‘independent & private character’ of HoteliersGuild, which is aimed towards the individual hotelier and not toward the group or chain he or she may be associated with.
So, if you feel that you ‘belong’, feel free to seek a recommendation and subsequent nomination through one of the esteemed members of our Board of Advisors.