I have to say that things are certainly done a little differently out West. I say this, as a man from the East, but also as a traveller.
It is hard to find a more “awe” striking place than 45 mins West of Calgary, with a simple drive your heartbeat drops 10-20 bpm.
Hospitality out here is driven by the prime industry, oil & gas. We have a fossil fuel resource here that will not be leaving anytime soon. The conservationist in me wants to explode on you about renewable resources etc, but I won’t here, maybe another blog. (all together)
The point of this post is to call out and say, Western Hospitality is and can be inspiring. With the backbone of the world at our doorstep and fertile land for local fruit, veg, and protein. We truly have it all, and most would die to even have one element of what we have.
Hospitality by definition is the relationship between guest and host, or the act or practice of being hospitable.
How do you measure Hospitality? (the hint is the feeling in your stomach)
Some are all over the niche that Alberta, BC represents, and some are making dives at concepts that simply won’t fly in this adolescent Hospitality culture. You have to focus on the details and bring it back to the principle in all this, for me it is simple the definition of Hospitality that keeps that feeling fuzzy and excited.
I believe that business in the west that is associated or in Hospitality has a rare opportunity for something that most markets don’t have. INTRIGUE!
The Wests time is now, and some great leaders are stepping up. Question your Hospitality, and help define the Wests.
Cheers to the next 10 years in Western Hospitality, surely to be some of the most exciting in this vast country.