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Mr. Doyle

Michael Doyle

Managing Director and Executive VP, CHMWarnick

Michael Doyle, CHA is a Managing Director and Executive Vice President of CHMWarnick, the leading hotel asset management and owner advisory services firm in the US. Doyle brings more than 30 years' experience in operating, developing and asset managing first-class hotels and resorts, and golf properties. He leads a team of senior asset managers in the oversight of a client portfolio of over 60 hotels, 27,000 guestrooms and $15 billion in client investments. In this capacity, he is responsible for introducing best practices reporting standards, conducting property operational reviews, identifying opportunities to create value through revenue enhancement and cost containment, and fostering positive working relationships with the property management teams to collaboratively work to implement initiatives in support of owner investment goals. Doyle plays an active role in interviewing and approving property executive committee members, and is involved in the ongoing oversight of property operations, including the annual review and approval of operating budgets, market and operating plans and capital expenditure programs. Recognized for his expertise and demonstrated track record in operations, including prior experience as a General Manager at some of the world's finest hotels, Doyle holds a designation as a Certified Hotel Administrator. He has a BS in Hotel Management from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. For more information about Doyle and CHMWarnick, follow us on LinkedInatwww.linkedin.com/company/chmwarnick and Twitter @CHMWarnick.

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

Mr. Doyle can be contacted at 978-522-7000 or mdoyle@chmwarnick.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.