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Mr. Calli

Adam Calli

Principal Consultant, Arc Human Capital LLC

Adam Calli has over 18 years of comprehensive experience in all aspects of progressive human resource management, in such diverse environments as hospitality, government contracting, television production, commercial banking, and multi-client outsourced HR support. After gaining work experience with Holiday Inn, Radisson, and Universal Studios Orlando, and completing the prestigious Walt Disney World College Program internship, he graduated with his bachelors in Hospitality Administration from the Dedman School of Hospitality at Florida State University. Mr. Calli then began his career in the Rooms Division with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, before making the transition into HR with them. Now he's Principal Consultant for Arc Human Capital, LLC where he provides support for organizations seeking to fulfill their compliance mandates while striving to constantly improve their human capital capabilities. He's also an HR instructor for George Mason University's Learning Solutions Division and Northern Virginia Community College's Workforce Development Division. Mr. Calli has managed employees in many functions and has experience supporting blue and white collar organizations in privately held and publicly traded companies with multi-site operations. Mr. Calli has been quoted in the Florida Hotel & Motel Journal, HR Magazine, and most recently in Boating Industry. He has presented for multiple SHRM Chapters, has delivered webcasts and podcasts for the Human Capital Institute, and has been a panelist for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) Training Futures program. He is finishing his Masters in Management with an HR concentration at Catholic University, is a veteran of the US Navy Reserves, and holds his SHRM-SCP, SPHR, and SWP certifications.

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

Mr. Calli can be contacted at 703-615-2085 or adam@archumancapital.com

Coming up in November 2019...

Architecture & Design: Biophilic Design

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving to meet and exceed guest expectations. As a result, hotels are always on the lookout for new ways to improve the guest experience, and architecture and design is an essential part of this equation. Bold design is often the most effective way to make an exceptional first impression - an impression guests use to distinguish between brands. One design trend that is being embraced worldwide has become known as “Biophilic Design.” Biophilic design is based on the concept of biophilia, which is the theory that human beings have an innate tendency to seek out nature, natural elements, and natural forms. Biophilic design is more than hotels simply adding a surplus of plants; it involves incorporating specific design elements into a hotel in order to imbue it with a sense of wellness and well-being. Some of those elements include exposure to natural lighting; views of nature and rooms with a view; natural architectural patterns; salvaged or reclaimed woods of all types; reclaimed metals; sustainably sourced stone; living green walls and vertical gardens; and direct and indirect exposure to nature. Hotels that have incorporated biophilic design into their properties are reaping the benefits associated with this trend including reduced stress responses, better air quality, lower energy costs, and more positive guest reviews. Biophilic design has also been shown to improve guest moods and to satisfy consumer demand for environmental responsibility. Savvy hotel owners and managers are aware that nature-inspired elements enhance their guests' comfort and well-being, which is why this trend is becoming so prevalent. Biophilic design is just one topic in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.