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Beck&Call Hospitality Bed and Breakfast

#RedefiningHospitality

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Campaign Ends on August 17, 2021

Project Description

Our Mission

Beck&Call Hospitality Bed and Breakfast intends to provide a quality, hospitable setting for our guests to enjoy the many riches of a historic community through a unique lodging experience.  Through our vision, we are #RedefiningHospitality through a cultural lens by offering curated, cultural experiences. Incorporating southern hospitality with urban flare, Beck&Call Bed and Breakfast will provide a safe space for travelers as well as an opportunity to promote cultural experiences. Visit www.yourbeckandcall.co to see the current events we have lined up!

 

Lack of representation is what minority travelers often feel when staying in unfamiliar areas. At Beck&Call Bed and Breakfast, we aim to provide a safe space for these travelers to experience a quality, hospitable setting through curated events, cultural programming and exclusive lodging accommodations.

Most travelers visit Houston because it is the most ethnically diverse city in the country as well as being known for our food & drink scene, local music & arts and sculpture. We are also host to the number one medical center and renowned museum district. With a heavy focus on community involvement, Beck&Call Hospitality currently has built relationships with community businesses and partners. With the bed and breakfast space, Beck&Call will have the opportunity to offer more than just an overnight stay.

Beck&Call Hospitality is a brand that could potentially grow not only in Houston but in surrounding cities and states as well. It is with hopes that Beck&Call can open properties in other communities and consider boutique hotels as an option in those areas. The goal is to have a transferable concept that can be recycled in these other cities, catering to its unique culture.

Our Place 

 

Less than 2% of hotels are owned by african americans and less than 1% of hotels are owned by african american women. It is time to change the narrative! At Beck&Call Hospitality, we plan to incorporate economic development by engaging in the community and working with other businesses in the area. Within our place, we will offer:

Past community events that Beck&Call Events has planned include:

  • Workshops for local businesses
  • Family Holiday Photography Sessions
  • Community Vendor Markets
  • Houston Black History Tour (Collaboration with Sawari Tours)
  • Hospitality Juneteenth Dinner

Similar to the city it represents, Beck&Call Hospitality's Bed and Breakfast will be a cultural living experience celebrating the richness of Houston as well as its history. The design will consist of renovating an older modeled home and creating a design aesthetic that coincides with our core values. Each room will celebrate a special theme that is sure to attract guests from all over. This installation into one of the most historic neighborhoods in Houston will attract a niche market including:

  • Millennial Travelers
  • Frequent/Fluent Houston Tourists
  • First time visitors to Houston
  • Local Community

It is with these attractions that Beck&Call's goal of #RedefiningHospitality through a cultural lens will shape and create experiences by incorporating curated programming, authentic cuisine, and unique interior specific to Houston and what the city represents: community. Millennial travelers, first time visitors to Houston and retirees are the most important customers as they will value the experience more than the actual stay itself. 

Our Goal

Beck&Call Hospitality is seeking $50,000+ in funding to expand and open its first bed and breakfast in the community. The funds from this crowdfunding campaign will be utilized for start up costs such as operational and marketing. Operational costs include:

  • Expenses
  • Working Capital
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment
  • Acquiring and Remodeling the property

Marketing costs include:

  • Advertising
  • Signage
  • Local memberships

Our Team

Kaylon Beck is a hospitality professional whose work is focused on revitalizing the community through events & programming and offering curated experiences to both travelers and locals who often feel underrepresented when traveling. 

During her undergraduate studies at the University of Houston Hilton College for Hotel and Restaurant Management, Kaylon discovered her passion for hospitality and travel. As a student she gained much experience both interning and traveling with companies such as the Hilton, Aramark (Denali Park, Alaska), Landry’s Hospitality Group (Galveston, TX), and Music World Properties managed by Matthew Knowles. Upon graduating from the Hilton College, Kaylon worked for the Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston where her primary task included membership services. Currently, Kaylon works full time in the non-profit sector and owns an event planning company - Beck&Call Events.

While an MBA student at Howard University School of Business, Kaylon decided to pursue her entrepreneurial goal of opening a bed & breakfast within her community. As someone who values both travel and community and is passionate about helping travelers experience the best services throughout their destinations, she believes that this is something that is needed. Through her travel experiences and minimal findings of personable lodging accommodations, she has been able to point out the missing factor in most travelers planning process: the lack of both representation and retrospect.

The Beck&Call Hospitality team is steadily growing! Each individual brings expertise and experience in their careers to the brand and vision. We are excited to launch our first crowdfunding campaign!

 

If you are interested in collaborating or learning more about Beck&Call Hospitality, please reach out at stay@yourbeckandcall.co for additional information!

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Why are we raising funds? 

We are raising funds to kick off our project by acquiring a space for our first bed and breakfast! This space is integral to preparing us for our next phase and helping the Beck&Call Hospitality brand grow.

Is this all the funding you need?

No, this is the official kickoff of our total raise! We are currently looking at other funding approaches as well including applying for SBA assistance. We’re also currently seeking investors and brand partners who align with our values and who are just excited about this as we are. 

Where is the space? 

We do not have a space...yet! The success from this campaign will help us in acquiring a space. However, the events we have planned so far have taken place at various venues and locations within the community.

What is the coaching tip?

The coaching tip is an additional donation on top of the donation to the Beck&Call Hospitality campaign. All coaching tip donations support iFundWomen and do not count towards the Beck&Call Hospitality #RedefiningHospitality campaign.

When will I receive my reward? 

Rewards will be distributed once the campaign ends. Donors will receive an email upon receipt of their donation with more information.

We will be answering your questions as we receive them here! Contact us at stay@yourbeckandcall.co

 

Rohana Pennick
07/28/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Britni Andrews
07/28/2021
Beck&Call T-Shirt
$50
Aerial Washington
07/28/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
07/27/2021
Beck&Call T-Shirt
$50
Alexandra
07/26/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
07/25/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
07/23/2021
Founder's Plaque
$250
Sruti Ramaswamy
07/21/2021
At Your Beck&Call Bag
$150
07/21/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
Daisha McDaniel
07/21/2021
At Your Beck&Call Bag
$150
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

16 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Beck&Call T-Shirt

Rep Beck&Call Hospitality with your very own t-shirt! 

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8 Supporters
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150.00 USD
At Your Beck&Call Bag

Escape to any weekend getaway with the perfect bag! This weekender bag also comes with a Beck&Call Travel Kit! Perfect for carrying on the plane or throwing in the trunk for a road trip!

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5 Supporters
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200.00 USD
Two Tickets to Local Beck&Call Event

Join Beck&Call for a local fundraising event and learn how we're revitalizing the community in person!

All events happen in Houston, TX. Air fare and lodging not included (July 2021 -January 2022)

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1 Supporter
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250.00 USD
Founder's Plaque

Have your name proudly displayed with other Beck&Call Founders within the Bed & Breakfast upon opening!

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4 Supporters
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350.00 USD
Beck&Call Box

Get cozy with the Beck&Call Box!  Experience the ambiance of the future Bed & Breakfast from your own home! Inside: Beck&Call Sweatshirt, Candle, Tea, and Bedside Caddy.

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0 Supporters
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500.00 USD
One Night Stay

Can't wait to stay at the Bed&Breakfast? Secure your spot early!

Stay includes up to two guests, breakfast, and tickets to private dining experience or curated experience.

Valid for one year after Bed & Breakfast opening.

Transportation Not Included

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0 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Event Consultation

Need help planning an event? Our founder can help!

Receive a guided questionnaire, one-on-one discovery call, and event guide handbook to help bring your event to life. 

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0 Supporters
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3,000.00 USD
The Ultimate Founder's Package

Not only are you making a difference for Beck&Call Hospitality, but you're revitalizing the community with this donation.

You will receive a suite named in your honor for one year, a two-night stay for up to two guests, breakfast, tickets to a Beck&Call event, and a private dining experience.

Valid for one year after Bed & Breakfast opening.

Transportation Not Included

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0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

16 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Beck&Call T-Shirt

Rep Beck&Call Hospitality with your very own t-shirt! 

92 Left
8 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
At Your Beck&Call Bag

Escape to any weekend getaway with the perfect bag! This weekender bag also comes with a Beck&Call Travel Kit! Perfect for carrying on the plane or throwing in the trunk for a road trip!

55 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Two Tickets to Local Beck&Call Event

Join Beck&Call for a local fundraising event and learn how we're revitalizing the community in person!

All events happen in Houston, TX. Air fare and lodging not included (July 2021 -January 2022)

24 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Founder's Plaque

Have your name proudly displayed with other Beck&Call Founders within the Bed & Breakfast upon opening!

44 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
350.00 USD
Beck&Call Box

Get cozy with the Beck&Call Box!  Experience the ambiance of the future Bed & Breakfast from your own home! Inside: Beck&Call Sweatshirt, Candle, Tea, and Bedside Caddy.

60 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
One Night Stay

Can't wait to stay at the Bed&Breakfast? Secure your spot early!

Stay includes up to two guests, breakfast, and tickets to private dining experience or curated experience.

Valid for one year after Bed & Breakfast opening.

Transportation Not Included

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Event Consultation

Need help planning an event? Our founder can help!

Receive a guided questionnaire, one-on-one discovery call, and event guide handbook to help bring your event to life. 

15 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
3,000.00 USD
The Ultimate Founder's Package

Not only are you making a difference for Beck&Call Hospitality, but you're revitalizing the community with this donation.

You will receive a suite named in your honor for one year, a two-night stay for up to two guests, breakfast, tickets to a Beck&Call event, and a private dining experience.

Valid for one year after Bed & Breakfast opening.

Transportation Not Included

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward