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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.

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