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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 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.