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Ms. Trujillo

Marcela Trujillo

Senior Revenue Consultant, Total Customized Revenue Management

Marcela Trujillo, a Senior Revenue Consultant at Total Customized Revenue Management, has over fifteen years of hospitality experience under her belt, driving profitability through strategic and creative revenue and total asset management.

An innovative and experienced professional who strives to move the needle of traditional revenue management, Ms. Trujillo has proven prowess in maximizing profitability. During her career, she has led a wide variety of hospitality divisions, including operations, finance, sales, marketing and development. Ms. Trujillo is a passionate hotelier who brings dynamic ideas and invaluable insight to Total Customized Revenue Management on behalf of her clients.

Ms. Trujillo has served in leadership roles for several major independent boutique hotel companies including Kimpton Hotel Group, Ace Hotel Group and Menin Hospitality, mastering and implementing new and emerging technologies, overseeing revenue strategies for a wide variety of properties and delivering measurable results and successes.

Prior to joining Total Customized Revenue Management, Ms. Trujillo most recently served as Vice President of Revenue Management at Menin Hospitality, where she increased asset profitability through all revenue streams, developed dynamic pricing strategies and successfully transitioned the management of two properties within six months, including due diligence analysis, building of all systems, and providing the pre-opening and transitional budgets.

With expertise in strategic planning, trend analysis, total asset management, pre-opening and transition management, central reservations development, and innovating revenue analytics, Ms. Trujillo provides invaluable expertise to Total Customized Revenue Management as the company provides leading revenue management and hospitality consulting services to a variety of hotels and resorts through a customized, integrated approach.

Ms. Trujillo earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Cornell University of Hotel Administration, and lives in Aventura, Florida.

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

Ms. Trujillo can be contacted at +1 623-536-7066 or marcela@tcrmservices.com

Coming up in February 2020...

Social Media: Social Listening Tools

The reach and influence of social media is staggering. Nearly 3 billion people use social media daily, posting a range of messages, selfies, images, and everything in-between. According to HubSpot, almost 4 million posts are uploaded to the major social networks every single minute! That's an astounding amount of content and it is crucial for hotels to skillfully use social media in order to effectively compete. From establishing a suitable brand identity and voice to creating content across all the major networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.), the goal is to actively engage consumers and to eventually convert them to customers. Some hotels are initiating online contests as a way to attract new customers, while others are rewarding customers with discounts who subscribe to the their email lists or follow their social media pages. Another recent strategy is to employ social media listening tools that track what people are posting online about their businesses. These tools allow hotels to monitor - or listen to - what's being said about a brand across the entire social web, and this can prove to be very valuable, unfiltered information. Social listening permits hotels to be aware of people's opinions about their business, industry or competitors, and some of these tools even listen beyond social media platforms. They also monitor publicly available information on blogs, forums, news outlets and websites. Some listening tools are more focused on gathering and analyzing data, while others offer more engagement-oriented features, which allow hotels to interact with people right from the platform. Often the information that is gleaned from these listening tools ends up being the most authentic, unbiased insights a business can get. The February Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to successfully integrate social media strategies into their operations.