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New hotel standards handbook to hit shelves in March

18 February 2014 by
New hotel standards handbook to hit shelves in March

Hospitality blogger and advisor Matt Shiells-Jones is to publish a new hotel advisory book called The Hotel Standards Compendium.

Set to hit shelves on 1 March, the book will lay out more than 800 separate points to help hoteliers reach "the highest standards". It will initially be available in hardback, with the e-book version and paperback edition to follow on 14 March. The hardback version will cost £79.99.

The book's contents are based on advice from global tourism boards, accommodation inspection organisations and Shiells-Jones' own experience. It features advice on bedrooms, bathrooms, car parks, hot tubs, spas and swimming pools, and is aiming to act as a comprehensive go-to for hoteliers looking for tips.

It has been designed to read from cover to cover, or allow readers to dip in and out as and when required, with an intended conversational tone and simple-to-follow manner.

Based in Manchester, Shiells-Jones is also the author of training guide How To Be A Hotel Receptionist, published in 2012.

He has worked for over 20 years in hotels and hospitality, from unofficially helping to carry bags aged 12, to a variety of professional hospitality roles later in his career, including as front-of-house manager for De Vere hotels.

He runs the hospitality and hotels blog www.chocolatepillow.com.

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