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Ms. Mockerman

Lily Mockerman

Founder, Total Customized Revenue Management

President and CEO of Total Customized Revenue Management (TCRM), Lily Mockerman is a passionate and devoted leader and practitioner in the revenue management field. She has developed strong analytical skills and experienced foresight, is technology-savvy in many hotel systems and can clearly communicate vision and strategy for her clients and team.

Ms. Mockerman earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Management from Johnson & Wales University. Following graduation, Ms. Mockerman's career has encompassed a variety of roles and responsibilities, including positions with independent full-service, boutique and resort hotels, and work with major brands including Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels, Marriott International, IHG and Hyatt, and various hotel management companies.

In her previous roles, Ms. Mockerman worked in the operations department with positions in Rooms Management and Food & Beverage, giving her a thorough understanding of how both the sales and revenue departments impact hotel operations. With 13 years of diverse hospitality experience under her belt, Ms. Mockerman founded Total Customized Revenue Management in 2012 using her passionate vision to become the premier provider of revenue management services for the hospitality community.

In recognition of these efforts, she was named 2015 Revenue Management Professional of the Year by HSMAI's Arizona Chapter. Ms. Mockerman brings a hands-on, customized approach and extensive knowledge of the industry and competitive landscape to her clients. By balancing high guest satisfaction ratings and operating costs as well as delivering a growing revenue margin, her high level of attentiveness continues to show great profit return.

With this approach, Total Customized Revenue Management provides leading revenue management and hospitality consulting services to a variety of hotels and resorts through a customized, integrated approach. Total Customized Revenue Management continues to grow under Ms. Mockermans' leadership and has recently begun to expand into international markets.

Please visit https://www.tcrmservices.com/ for more information.

Ms. Mockerman can be contacted at 623-536-7066 or lily@tcrmservices.com

Coming up in September 2020...

Hotel Group Meetings: Demand vs. Supply

It is a great time for hotel group meetings. It is expected that once again this sector will grow by 5-10% in 2020, partly due to the increasing value of in-person group meetings. Because people now spend so much time in front of their screens, face-to-face interactions have become a more treasured commodity in our modern world. Plus, the use of social media reinforces the value of engagement, discussion, conversation, and networking - all areas where group meetings shine. Despite this rosy outlook, there is a concern that demand for meetings far exceeds the supply of suitable venues and hotels. There are very few "big box" properties with 500-plus rooms and extensive conference facilities being built, and this shortage of inventory could pose a serious challenge for meeting planners. In addition to location concerns, the role of the meeting planner has also evolved significantly. Planners are no longer just meeting coordinators - they are de facto travel agents. Cultural interactions, local dining, experiential travel, and team-building activities are all now a part of their meeting mix. Plus, they have to cater to evolving tastes. Millennials are insisting on healthier venues and activities, and to meet their demands, hotels are making yoga breaks, fresh-pressed juices, plant-based diets, state-of-the-art gyms, and locally-sourced menus available. Millennials are also insisting that meeting venues practice Corporate Social Responsibility, which means upholding sustainable and ethical values; investment in the local community; health and well-being of employees; and general business practices that reflect being good citizens of the planet. Finally, there is a growing trend to merge meetings with other local events, such as music festivals, sporting events, and cultural attractions. The December Hotel Business Review will report on issues relevant to group meetings and will document what some hotels are doing to support this part of their operations.