An aspiring Innkeeper Seminar was recently held on Amelia Island at the Williams House bed and breakfast. Eleven participants listened to the “inside scoop” on owning and operating a B&B presented by David Caples and Helen Cook of Lodging Resource Partners. Included in the session was a tour and inside look at inn-keeping at the Williams House with owners Byron and Deborah McCutchen (including a look at the kitchen and owner’s quarters). From financials to linens and recipes to maintenance, attendees got to see first hand what owning an inn involves. This was the first seminar held at the Williams House and it was enjoyable meeting a variety of potential inn-keepers and owners of the future. The session concluded Sunday with a discussion by our local Tourist Development Board CEO, Gil Langley who reviewed hospitality in the southern coastal areas and the impact of tourism and hospitality on the region’s and local economies. It was a bit cold to enjoy our fine beaches but participants did enjoy two nights at some of our fine local restaurants as well as a tour of our quaint and historic downtown. As current owners it always inspires us to see the excitement and enthusiasm of new potential owners as they look toward joining the B&B industry. We heard many creative ideas for how each potential owner was looking to provide a unique experience for guests. As the saying goes “the good news about B&B’s is that they take on the characteristics and personality of the owners”. We are considering offering additional inn-keeping sessions at the Williams House, so if you are interested, drop us an email at email@example.com or contact Helen Cook or David Caples at www.lodgingresources.com.
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