Our story started in 2015 because we knew that there are much more exciting alternatives to traditional hotel accommodation – if we could only dream them up! Plus, we recognised that travellers these days are hungry for new experiences and things that are out of the ordinary. Since then we’ve had an intuition or two, and worked tirelessly to create an experience that customers absolutely love, with an industry-leading sales & marketing engine to match.
To coincide with TripAdvisor listing us in their top 1% of accommodation worldwide, as well as “UK Top 25 Hotel for Romance”, and being awarded the FSB Business Innovation Award in 2020, we thought that now would be the perfect time to launch our latest innovation – Woodlands Franchise!
The Woodlands Franchise:
Woodlands is a family business, based on the Dragon’s Tooth Estate near Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands.
Laurence Young, the Managing Director, is a third-generation hotelier. He’s spent 40 years owning and operating a hotel group on the West Coast, but has now moved on to re-invent hospitality with the exciting Woodlands concept.
Sons James and Callum bring the energy to bear on your project.
Our overall philosophy is about winning together – we want to be good friends with our business partners, and have fun together.
Our operational expertise:
Design & Installation
- Site review & identification
- Planning & legals
- Services (electricity, water, sewage, access)
- Project management
Sales & Marketing Engine
- Sales & Marketing Plan
- Intelligent booking system
- Partnerships & Channels
- RiverBeds UK web site
- Reservation system
- Yield Management
- Social Media (google, Facebook, TripAdvisor, etc etc)
- PPC Advertising
- Capital & financing (lodges & site development)
- Cash Flow management
- Payment processing (credit cards etc)
- Routine reporting
- Reservations & Pre-Arrival
- Guest Arrival
- Hospitality (food & beverage?)
- Cleaning & maintenance
- Hot Tub management
- IT systems & development
- Brand Manual, standards & training
Ready to learn more
Please call James on 0753 5643521 or Laurence on 07860 558005 and lets have that cup of coffee.