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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 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.