Pre-Opening Service Options

For new hotels under construction as well as hotels undergoing significant renovations, Magnus Hotel Management offers Pre-Opening services.

Services can include tailoring policies and procedures to project needs, developing all property operations, management, marketing and human resources, policies and manuals, hiring hotel staff, training and evaluating employees and performing all other items necessary to open and operate the hotel consistent with the respective standards of the Owner, Franchiser and Manager.

MHM can consult and assist ownership's outside third party consultants on the following activities, to be determined and agreed between project ownership and MHM:

Interior Design Firms

  • Criteria qualification w/ owner
  • Develop RFP
  • RFP to select Firms
  • Select Firm
  • Execute Agreement

Purchasing Company

  • Criteria qualification w/ owner
  • Develop RFP
  • RFP to select Firms
  • Select Firm
  • Execute Agreement

Interior Design/Purchasing

  • Programming/Design Direction
  • Schematic Layouts
  • Interior Design and Development
  • Architectural Plans
  • Construction Document Review
  • FF&E and OS&E Bidding
  • Purchase Order Processing
  • FF&E Manufacturing
  • FF&E Installation

Work with Project Architect

  • Fire Safety
  • Computer Systems
  • Meeting space layout
  • Parking
  • Laundry design & equipment
  • HVAC


  • General Manager search, approval, and hiring
  • Sales Manager search, approval, and hiring
  • Establish staffing levels
  • Establish HR policies
  • Recruit and Interview — all staff
  • Employee training
  • Brand certifications
  • Insurance plans
  • Employee handbook

Sales & Marketing

  • Preopening Marketing Plan
  • Preopening Marketing Budget
  • Establish Pricing levels
  • Approve Budget & Plan
  • Marketing Strategies finalized
  • Begin Sales Aids Production
  • Direct Marketing Production
  • Implement Direct Marketing
  • Respond to Direct Marketing
  • Link property website to all appropriate marketing venues

FF&E Contractor

  • Identify Qualified Firms
  • Prepare Bid Documents
  • Obtain Installation Bids
  • Select Company
  • Contractor Mobilization

Once a hotel has opened, MHM provides an extensive suite of hotel management services.