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Mr. Pirri

Eugenio Pirri

Vice President People and Organizational Development, The Dorchester Collection

Eugenio Pirri is an award-winning hospitality stalwart with a career spanning over 25 years; beginning in rooms division and then food and beverage, before making the transition into human resource. As the Vice President, People and Organisational Development for luxury hotel management company , Dorchester Collection, Mr. Pirri, and his team, are responsible for all aspects of human resources, learning and development, employee and guest engagement, innovation and corporate responsibility; working with all functions in the business to ensure people are the cornerstone of every business decision. In recent years, Mr. Pirri’s expertise in this field has been recognized by leading publications. He, and his team, have won more than 10 prestigious HR and business awards including the Gold Award at the HR Excellence Awards. Mr. Pirri collected both HR Director of the Year and Reader’s Choice HR Director in 2015. He is also named as one of the most influential HR Director’s in the business. In October 2016, he published his first book – Be A People Leader: A Sustainable Framework for Achieving your Full Potential (Humm Publishing, RRP £9.99) – drawing on his experiences in senior HR positions and combining fascinating and funny real life challenges, solutions, anecdotes and examples, to set out his eight-step framework for achieving sustainable people leaders. Mr. Pirri lives in Little Venice, London though often travels to far and wide destinations instilling his leadership words of wisdom around the globe. He is often requested to speak on the subject of people leadership for service brands across the world. If you’d like to connect: [https://uk.linkedin.com/in/epirri17][1] [1]: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/epirri17 Please visit http://www.dorchestercollection.com for more information.

Mr. Pirri can be contacted at 44-0-207-629-8888 or eugenio.pirri@dorchestercollection.com

Coming up in May 2018...

Eco-Friendly Practices: The Greening of Your Bottom Line

There are strong moral and ethical reasons why a hotel should incorporate eco-friendly practices into their business but it is also becoming abundantly clear that “going green” can dramatically improve a hotel's bottom line. When energy-saving measures are introduced - fluorescent bulbs, ceiling fans, linen cards, lights out cards, motion sensors for all public spaces, and energy management systems - energy bills are substantially reduced. When water-saving equipment is introduced - low-flow showerheads, low-flow toilets, waterless urinals, and serving water only on request in restaurants - water bills are also considerably reduced. Waste hauling is another major expense which can be lowered through recycling efforts and by avoiding wastefully-packaged products. Vendors can be asked to deliver products in minimal wrapping, and to deliver products one day, and pick up the packaging materials the next day - generating substantial savings. In addition, renewable sources of energy (solar, geothermal, wind, etc.) have substantially improved the economics of using alternative energies at the property level. There are other compelling reasons to initiate sustainability practices in their operation. Being green means guests and staff are healthier, which can lead to an increase in staff retention, as well as increased business from health conscious guests. Also, sooner or later, all properties will be sold, and green hotels will command a higher price due to its energy efficiencies. Finally, some hotels qualify for tax credits, subsidies and rebates from local, regional and federal governments for the eco-friendly investments they've made in their hotels. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document how some hotels are integrating sustainable practices into their operations and how their hotels are benefiting from them.