Be pre­pared

Living France - - Lifestyle - Paul and Jolanta’s tips for set­ting up a ho­tel

• Do not even think about it un­less you are ab­so­lutely sure and com­mit­ted. There is no down time for as long as you are open! • Some­one needs to speak French and have an un­der­stand­ing of the French way of life. • While the busi­ness can be English speak­ing, which is a pos­i­tive, it needs to rep­re­sent to some ex­tent French cul­ture and think­ing. • At­ten­tion to de­tail, and a de­sire to look af­ter guests’ ev­ery re­quire­ment in an in­for­mal and friendly man­ner is cru­cial. • Set­ting stan­dards also ap­plies to the peo­ple work­ing for and with you, and choos­ing the right staff is very im­por­tant. We work as a team, and ex­pect every­one to work to the stan­dards which we set.

The cou­ple’s hard work has paid off

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