Monday, April 6, 2009

Professional Innkeepers Conference

We have just returned from the annual conference of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International in Atlanta, where we further refined our innkeeping skills. Although Maury Place has only been open five months, this was our third year to attend this annual conference. We always learn something new every year, and we enjoy mingling with other innkeepers from all over the country and from abroad! Workshops at the conference cover everything you can imagine-- breakfast cooking, cleaning, websites & marketing, bookkeeping, customer service, and more! There was even a workshop on how to do a blog! We also enjoyed seeing fellow Richmond innkeepers, Pat Daniels & Mike Rhode, from the William Miller House in Atlanta for the conference. We shared a wonderful seafood dinner at Ray's in the City on Peachtree Street. Mac and I also had a wonderful birthday dinner (my 47th!) on March 31 at Dogwood. Atlanta was a great town to visit, but we are delighted to be back with our guests at Maury Place. We had a full house the weekends both before and after our trip out of town! We are so grateful to our many new friends and to our Richmond neighbors and supporters who have referred guests to us at Maury Place. Thank you all!!