The Magnolia Inn is a beautiful facility that sits atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in scenic Half Moon Bay California. The Inn offers seven individually furnished rooms, each with its own antique theme. We are a complete bed and breakfast Inn with a full complementary breakfast served each morning to our guests. Magnolia’s target market strategy is based on becoming a destination of choice for professional couples in the greater San Francisco Bay area who are looking for a place to relax and recharge. We will also advertise to the newly married couple who is looking for that special get away. It will be important for us to be visible to those potential guests who are traveling on Highway 101 through Half Moon Bay.
The Magnolia will have an eye catching sign that will alert potential customers and drop-ins of our existence. We will use the Yellow Pages in the Bay area to market our Inn, as well as a Web page on the Internet which will focus on the features the Inn has to offer. Each room will be displayed with its unique decor, as well the outside of the Inn showing the beautiful gardens and views of the Pacific Ocean. Attractions within 30 miles of the Inn will be displayed with information about our shuttle service, room rates and directions. The Magnolia is confident that it will not take long to build a following that will put us at full capacity within the next year. The Inn would like to see steady growth with a average of over 90% capacity for Year 1, with profits also growing at a rate of 10%.
Jim and Nancy Anderson are the sole owners of the Magnolia and live at the Inn year around. The Andersons are hands-on owners who oversee every aspect of the Inn’s operations. A small staff consisting of a cook and a maid will work at the Inn. The cook will work 20 hours per week and the maid will be on the payroll 40 hours per week as she will also help Nancy take reservations and watch the front desk when needed. Nancy will oversee the inside operations working with the maid and cook as well as taking reservations. Jim will oversee the maintenance of the Inn and grounds and drive the van to shuttle guests when the need arises. Both Jim and Nancy will promote the Inn and oversee the advertising.
The Magnolia Inn intends to provide a serene setting for our guests to enjoy the many splendors of the beautiful California coast. Each guest will be treated with the kind of attention that is reserved for family. When our guests arrive we want them to leave their troubles at the door and step into a world of luxury and rest. As owners we intend to see that attention to detail and service will be followed by a staff dedicated to each guest.
1.2 Keys to Success
The primary keys to success for the Inn will be based on the following factors:
- Provide a facility that is first class with attention to detail.
- Give each guest a sense that he or she is our top priority.
- Provide quality meals.
- Retain our guests to ensure repeat bookings and referrals.
- Generate a customer satisfaction rate above 90%.
- Generate an average of $26,000 of sales each month.
- Stay above 90% occupancy each month.