The Oigidecht Group sees three big challenges to the Innkeeping industry at this time: technological costs, big brands wanting a piece of the independent/inn market, and understanding travel habits of Millennials. CEO Stephen Donahue observes, “We see many clients struggling with aging clientele, online travel sites, understanding how technology can work together and it’s ROI, as well as an aging product and what is really needed to be done ensure profitability.”
While new to the PAII show, Oigidecht Group has been providing not just “consulting,” but “solutions” to independent hotels, inns, B&Bs and resorts with 4 to 50 rooms since launching their company in Ft. Lauderdale several years ago.
“Our wide variety of specialized hospitality solution services is based on our real-world experience. We will analyze your business needs and provide you with an implementation strategy that will help you achieve your business goals. We want to help make all your plans and aspirations come true,” says Donahue. “We can also provide implementation assistance and if need be, management services.”
When asked what draws Oigidecht to the B&B industry, Donahue recounts that their executive team grew up vacationing in lodges and B&Bs with their families and have fond memories of them from coast to coast. He summarizes their outlook: “The team believes these properties have character and charm that has been under-appreciated by many. The B&B community is the true hospitality experience.”
P.S. In case you’re wondering, “oigidecht” is Irish for “hospitality.”