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Mr. Tamayo

Ivan Tamayo

Director of Sales & Marketing, Adelphi Hospitality Group

Ivan Tamayo is the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Adelphi Hospitality Group (AHG), a luxury hospitality development and management company located in Saratoga Springs, New York. In his role, Mr. Tamayo oversees AHG's two projects in Saratoga Springs, The Adelphi Hotel and its accompanying restaurant, modern American Steakhouse Salt & Char. Drawing on nearly 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Mr. Tamayo brings a wealth of sales and marketing knowledge to AHG. His hotel career started in Miami, where Mr. Tamayo served as Marketing Coordinator at Trump International Beach Resort. Mr. Tamayo subsequently worked for numerous luxury boutique hotels in Miami including the Mandarin Oriental, The Setai Hotel, Soho Beach House and The Betsy Hotel. Mr. Tamayo's next opportunity led him to New York City, where he landed a job at the QUIN as Director of Sales, and most recently served as the Regional Director of Leisure & Entertainment Sales at the Gansevoort Hotel Group where he played a pivotal role in increasing production into both its New York properties. Using his experience in segmenting and managing the Gansevoort Hotel Group's entertainment market, Mr. Tamayo works to globally establish The Adelphi Hotel Brand as a premier destination boutique resort. Locally, He serves to create a presence for the hotel in the Saratoga Springs community that commemorates the destination's rich history while participating in its ever-changing landscape. Mr. Tamayo is an instrumental team player to the AHG and helps to increase the hotel's visibility. With his vast experiences, he is a valuable asset to the company

Please visit http://www.adelphi-hospitality.com for more information.

Mr. Tamayo can be contacted at 518-766-7100 or ivan.tamayo@adelphi-hospitality.com

Coming up in March 2019...

Human Resources: An Era of Transition

Traditionally, the human resource department administers five key areas within a hotel operation - compliance, compensation and benefits, organizational dynamics, selection and retention, and training and development. However, HR professionals are also presently involved in culture-building activities, as well as implementing new employee on-boarding practices and engagement initiatives. As a result, HR professionals have been elevated to senior leadership status, creating value and profit within their organization. Still, they continue to face some intractable issues, including a shrinking talent pool and the need to recruit top-notch employees who are empowered to provide outstanding customer service. In order to attract top-tier talent, one option is to take advantage of recruitment opportunities offered through colleges and universities, especially if they have a hospitality major. This pool of prospective employees is likely to be better educated and more enthusiastic than walk-in hires. Also, once hired, there could be additional training and development opportunities that stem from an association with a college or university. Continuing education courses, business conferences, seminars and online instruction - all can be a valuable source of employee development opportunities. In addition to meeting recruitment demands in the present, HR professionals must also be forward-thinking, anticipating the skills that will be needed in the future to meet guest expectations. One such skill that is becoming increasingly valued is “resilience”, the ability to “go with the flow” and not become overwhelmed by the disruptive influences  of change and reinvention. In an era of transition—new technologies, expanding markets, consolidation of brands and businesses, and modifications in people's values and lifestyles - the capacity to remain flexible, nimble and resilient is a valuable skill to possess. The March Hotel Business Review will examine some of the strategies that HR professionals are employing to ensure that their hotel operations continue to thrive.