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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 December 2019...

Hotel Law: A Labor Crisis and Cyber Security

According to a recent study, the hospitality industry accounted for 2.9 trillion dollars in sales and in the U.S. alone, was responsible for 1 in 9 jobs. In an industry of that scope and dimension, legal issues touch every aspect of a hotel's operation, and legal services are required in order to conform to all prevailing laws and regulations. Though not all hotels face the same issues, there are some industry-wide subjects that are of concern more broadly. One of those matters is the issue of immigration and how it affects the ability of hotels to recruit qualified employees. The hotel industry is currently facing a labor crisis; the U.S. Labor Department estimates that there are 600,000 unfilled jobs in the industry. Part of the problem contributing to this labor shortage is the lack of H2B visas for low-skilled workers, combined with the difficulty in obtaining J-1 visas for temporary workers. Because comprehensive immigration reform is not being addressed politically, hotel managers expect things are going to get worse before they get better. Corporate cyber security is another major legal issue the industry must address. Hotels are under enormous pressure in this area given the large volume of customer financial transactions they handle daily. Recently, a federal court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission had the power to regulate corporate cyber security, so it is incumbent on hotels to establish data security programs in order to prevent data breaches. The lack of such programs could cause hotels to face legal threats from government agencies, class action lawsuits, and damage to their brand image if a data breach should occur. These are just two of the critical issues that the December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.