Full House published in – AHA Hotels Magazine
The pub world is changing at breakneck speed and owners and licensees are looking every which way to increase incremental revenue and to add value to their assets.
In today’s crowded market, savvy consumers are looking for good value plus old-fashioned, plain good service in a friendly and warm environment.
Enter Pub Rooms
Formed in 2014, Pub Rooms fills a very important void in pubs that offer guest accommodation.
“Our background is in tourism, travel and hospitality with over 70 years experience in working with properties from two to over 500 rooms,”
“We started to look at pubs that had guest rooms and quickly realised that they had never been collectively marketed to the world. Yet, Australians and overseas visitors want to stay in authentic local accommodation that has that family feeling – that is warm and welcoming.”
One of Pub Rooms’ initial meetings was with Patrick Gallagher, of Gallagher Hotel Management. Amongst a stable of establishments, Gallagher owns the Criterion Hotel in Park Street, Sydney – with over 20 rooms upstairs. Signing up within 30 minutes, he later admitted that he had reservations Pub Rooms could increase the occupancy of his accommodation offering.
Seven months later, the Criterion is running at maximum nightly occupancies and exceeded all expectations.
“I’m amazed at what’s been achieved,” Gallagher said.
“In the beginning I didn’t believe it was possible, but Pub Rooms has turned around our business in our guest rooms, which is now earning a significant contribution to our bottom line. Not only are we seeing substantially more guests, but also an increase to other areas of revenue within the pub through increased patronage,” he said.
“I highly recommend the team at Pub Rooms.”
What does Pub Rooms offer?
We provide the expertise to effectively and efficiently market pub rooms. We set each pub up with its own booking engine – a really important factor. Potential guests can see if your rooms are available and your nightly rates. People booking from UK/Europe are searching for accommodation in the middle of our nighttime – consumers want information now, not via an email.
We also provide an online front office management program – getting rid of the traditional ‘book’ on the pub counter. The implementation of the software is all set up by Pub Rooms. We give the staff training on how to use the system and then work with that pub to market the rooms.
A pub with say 10 rooms, at an average room rate of $100, with occupancy of 60pc is looking at revenue of $219,000 per year. This significantly adds to an owner’s bottom line.
Great for city or regional hotels. No contracts to sign. We’ll make a difference.
Why wait? Make a difference to your business today!
Contact us at Pub Rooms:
Address: Suite 406 / 56 Bowman Street, Pyrmont 2009
Email: Click here to email us
phone: 02 9046 0989
Pub Rooms is a member of the Australian Hotels Association NSW
“In the beginning I didn’t believe it was possible, but Pub Rooms has turned around our business in our guest rooms, which is now earning a significant contribution to our bottom line.” – Patrick Gallagher, Gallagher Hotel Management.