When it comes to managing a royal palace, there are a number of similarities to that of a luxury hotel. Of course, there are a number of etiquettes that must be adhered to, but they’re not so dissimilar in that excellence and precision are of the greatest importance.
In this post, we’re going to look at how you can compare managing a royal palace, to running a luxury hotel. Let’s begin with some of the basics:
1 – The customer comes first
Especially when working in a royal palace environment, you’re dealing with some very important people. As such, it is important to ensure that their needs and requirements are met, and that all tasks are carried out to the highest standard.
The same applies in a luxury hotel environment. If you want 5-start reviews on TripAdvisor and the likes, then you’re going to need to go above and beyond to ensure that your guests have absolutely everything that they need.
2 – Cleanliness and presentation are paramount
In order to sell yourself as being a “luxury hotel”, there’s a certain keyword which you’ll need to live up to. That’s right: luxury. And what does luxurious mean?
“extremely comfortable, elegant, or enjoyable, especially in a way that involves great expense.”
There is nothing comfortable or elegant about a dirty and cluttered environment. As such, it is important to stay on top of presentation and the way in which your hotel is decorated. The very same applies to managing a royal palace. The highest standards must be kept at all times.
3 – Safety and security
Of course, safety and security in a royal palace is something that is taken incredibly seriously. Whilst luxury hotels tend to be safe and secure enough, a royal palace guard will take this to an entirely different level. That said, there are comparisons in that the very best luxury hotels are renowned for making their guests feel safe and secure.
4 – The finest cuisine
“A feast fit for a King.” That is the aim when it comes to providing cuisine for your guests in a luxury hotel. So, you can image what the food is like in a royal palace. Simply put: a royal palace chef will have a significant amount of experience, and a solid reputation for providing the finest foods.
They will adhere to a very strict cleanliness routine, keeping the royal palace kitchen in pristine condition. Chefs and sous will go through a thorough vetting process before being hired and they will be expected to deliver the highest standard at all times.
This is no so dissimilar to the way in which a luxury hotel kitchen will operate. Typically, a luxury hotel restaurant will be an organisation within itself, providing the finest culinary delights, all year round.
5 – Plenty of privacy
Particularly in a royal palace setting, privacy is of the utmost importance. It’s very similar in luxury hotels, where guest privacy is important, however it’s taken to a higher level in a royal palace, for obvious reasons.
6 – Well-trained and loyal staff
Staff loyalty is one of the most important aspects of running a business. In order to have a successful luxury hotel, you need your employees to be 100% dedicated to their position. The same applies to the royal palace setting, only there is a much more rigorous recruitment procedure in place. All employees must have significant experience in their position, and a pristine record. When dealing with the most reputable clientele, one must hire the finest, well-trained staff to accommodate them.
Of course, there are many similarities between the two. Luxury hotels go above and beyond to offer the finest level of service. Accommodate must be on point, presentation and cleanliness to par, and their facilities and amenities exceptional. Multiply this until you have the highest possible standard imaginable and you’ve got a royal palace.
As a royal palace manager, you are responsible for the safety, comfort and general well-being of some of the most important people in the world. That is a huge responsibility and one that requires a very particular type of person.
The ability to run a large household and manage a bustling team of staff. To ensure that everything runs like clockwork and that absolutely everything is accounted for. It requires perfect organisational skills and even better communication qualities.
If you think that you’d be qualified to work in a royal palace setting, and there’s a specific position that you have significant experience in, then we’d love to hear from you! Simply head over to the “candidates” page on our website and fill out the application form.