Editorial Board   Guest Author

Mr. Mayne

Lonnie Mayne

President, InMoment

Lonnie Mayne has dedicated his career to helping companies drive bottom-line results by transforming their way of doing business from the status quo, to a high-performance, customer-centric model. Currently president at InMoment, a customer experience optimization platform, Mr. Mayne is charged with building a people-centered culture with the company's internal “customers” (our employees), as well as with their 350 global clients. His professional journey includes running worldwide sales & marketing operations and serving on international boards of directors. The companies he has worked both for and with include some of the largest and most successful brands in a variety of ultra-competitive industries, including retail, food, technology, and sports entertainment. Mr. Mayne's expertise in building wildly prosperous, customer-centric organizations is in high demand, and he spends a good portion of his time consulting with C-level executives and speaking publicly. He pioneered the Red Shoes Experience concept, and uses that platform to inspire others to create and deliver authentic, memorable relationships. Lonnie's laser focus on the customer is driven by decades of experience and a deep belief that centering business around human beings is what drives good companies to become great.

Mr. Mayne can be contacted at 801-263-2333 or lmayne@inmoment.com

Coming up in January 2019...

Mobile Technology: The Future is Now

Mobile Technology continues to advance at a relentless pace and the hotel industry continues to adapt. Hotel guests have shown a strong preference for mobile self-service - from checking-in/out at a hotel kiosk, to ordering room service, making dinner reservations, booking spa treatments, and managing laundry/dry cleaning services. And they also enjoy the convenience of paying for these services with smart phone mobile payments. In addition, some hotels have adopted a “concierge in your pocket” concept. Through a proprietary hotel app, guests can access useful information such as local entertainment venues, tourist attractions, event calendars, and medical facilities and services. In-room entertainment continues to be a key factor, as guests insist on the capacity to plug in their own mobile devices to customize their entertainment choices. Mobile technology also allows for greater marketing opportunities. For example, many hotels have adopted the use of “push notifications” - sending promotions, discounts and special event messages to guests based on their property location, purchase history, profiles, etc. Near field communication (NFC) technology is also being utilized to support applications such as opening room doors, earning loyalty points, renting a bike, accessing a rental car, and more. Finally, some hotels have adopted more futuristic technology. Robots are in use that have the ability to move between floors to deliver room service requests for all kinds of items - food, beverages, towels, toothbrushes, chargers and snacks. And infrared scanners are being used by housekeeping staff that can detect body heat within a room, alerting staff that the room is occupied and they should come back at a later time. The January Hotel Business Review will report on what some hotels are doing to maximize their opportunities in this exciting mobile technology space.