Editorial Board

Ms. Bromberg

Becky Bromberg

Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Maritz Holdings

Becky Bromberg, vice president and associate general counsel for Maritz LLC, serves as the primary counselor for Maritz Travel Company. Ms. Bromberg strives to produce understandable contracts that abide by the “rule world” but also have a “real world” perspective. Over the past eight years, she’s helped Maritz teams to navigate contracts while presenting risk management and contract process trainings. Currently, Ms. Bromberg focuses on contract standardization and streamlining the client contracting documentation process throughout the lifecycle of a client’s relationship with Maritz. On a day-to-day basis, she helps develop and negotiate individual client and third party client supplier master agreements, supplier template agreements and individual independent contractor agreements. Additionally, she helps with mergers and/or acquisitions and building and negotiating supplier agreements and air charter contracts. Ms. Bromberg graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Finance, and earned her Juris Doctorate from University of Missouri-Columbia Law School. She’s currently a member of the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Please visit www.martiz.com for more information.

Ms. Bromberg can be contacted at 636-827-4154 or becky.bromberg@maritz.com

Coming up in January 2018...

Mobile Technology: Relentless Innovation

Technology has become a crucial component in attracting and retaining hotel guests, and the need to enhance a guest’s technology experience is driving a relentless pace of innovation. To meet and exceed guest expectations, 54% of hotels will spend more on technology in 2018, and mobile solutions in particular will top the list of capital investments. Many hotels are integrating mobile booking, mobile keys, mobile payments and mobile check-in into their operations. Other hotels are emphasizing the in-room experience, boosting bandwidth and upgrading flat screen TVs to more easily interface with guest mobile devices. And though not yet mainstream, there are many exciting technology developments on the near horizon. The Internet of Things (loT) is taking form in some places, and can be found in guest room control systems, voice activation systems, and in wearable sensors that can be used for access and payment options. Virtual reality headsets are available at some hotels so guests can enjoy virtual trips to exotic locations or if off-property, preview conference facilities and guest rooms. How long will it be before a hotel employs a fleet of robots for room service, or utilizes a hologram as a concierge, or installs gesture-controlled walls that feature interactive digital displays? Some hotels are already using augmented reality for translation services, or interactive wall maps, or even virtual décor. This pace of innovation is challenging property owners and brands to stay on top of the latest technology trends while still addressing current projects. The January Hotel Business Review will explore what some hotels are doing to maximize their opportunities in the mobile technology space.