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Mr. Seigel

Bruce Seigel

General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Bruce Seigel joined The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe with more than three decades of hospitality management experience, including nearly eighteen years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. A tenured industry sales and marketing veteran, Mr. Seigel is responsible for all aspects of operations at the resort, including financial performance, employee/guest engagement, community relationships, partnerships and talent development.

Prior to joining The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Mr. Seigel served as area director of sales and marketing of The Ritz-Carlton's Caribbean and Mexico region, where he was responsible for leading the sales and marketing cluster strategy for seven luxury Ritz-Carlton Resorts. Prior to his time in the Caribbean, he served as market director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, two of the most iconic resorts in the brand's portfolio. During his time in this role, he created and executed a number of luxury positioning marketing programs, developed extensive community business relationships and hotel partnerships, created new food and beverage concepts, and exceeded revenue goals. A veteran of luxury hospitality, additional roles that Mr. Seigel has held within the brand include hotel manager of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, area director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Georgia, and opening area director of sales and marketing for The Ritz Carlton Hotel and JW Marriott at Grande Lakes Orlando.

Throughout his extensive career, Mr. Seigel has received numerous industry and Ritz-Carlton accolades including Global Sales and Marketing Leader of the Year, Golden Circle Chairman and President Awards, and a Mustang Award for Special Achievement. Mr. Seigel is a graduate of the State University of New York, where he earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration (MPA).

Mr. Seigel is a proud father of two daughters who reside in New York City: Katelyn, a trademark attorney, and Jaclyn, who is attending graduate school focusing on her CPA/MBA.

 


Please visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com for more information.

Mr. Seigel can be contacted at 530-562-3000 or bruce.seigel@ritzcarlton.com

Coming up in June 2020...

Sales & Marketing: Technology Rules

It is impossible for any hotel to develop an effective sales and marketing plan that doesn't include a wide-ranging digital strategy. Online platforms have impacted virtually every aspect of their business, due to major changes in how Internet users research, plan, and book their hotel visits. As a result, a successful plan includes generating traffic through the use of a hotel website, social media, email and a myriad of other digital marketing technologies. One such strategy uses data collection and automation technology to create personalized content to individual customers. The goal of personalization marketing is to engage potential customers by communicating with them as individuals - to establish a more personal relationship - as a way of encouraging them to visit a property. Video marketing is also extremely important. Showing someone authentic video from a specific location is immersive and engaging, and video is still the preferred way for customers to interact with a hotel brand. Voice and Visual Search are increasingly in demand, as consumers are moving away from typing queries into a search engine. Instead, they can simply speak their request into their phone, and find and book a hotel without ever typing a word. Similarly, other platforms allow consumers to search visually for almost any image, and find out pricing information, shopping comparisons and how-to-buy - all from the app. The adoption of Artificial Intelligence is also becoming popular. The ability of chatbots to answer simple questions or fulfill requests 24/7 is undeniably appealing. In addition, A.I. seems best positioned to qualify leads that can be later nurtured and closed by a human sales expert - all at a fraction of the cost of a traditional support team. The June Hotel Business Review will examine how some sales and marketing professionals are integrating these innovative technologies into their operations.