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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 January 2020...

Mobile Technology: Meeting Tech Expectations

What once seemed futuristic is now the norm, owing to the escalating developments in mobile technology, and hotels must continue to innovate in order to meet guest expectations. In a recent study from Mower, 65 percent of guests said they would gladly pay more for a hotel that provides the mobile technology they deem essential. The same study shows that 44 percent of travelers are more likely to book a smart hotel, and nearly 7 in 10 want to use smart devices provided by the hotel. And how do guests wish to use all this technology? A majority expressed a desire for mobile check-in and check-out, and mobile payment options. They also want to be able to stream content from their phone to the TV; to make service requests of the hotel staff; to control in-room lighting, temperature and sound; to order food and beverages; and to request a wake-up call - all from their mobile device. Guests also expressed preferences for robust wi-fi and convenient device charging ports throughout the hotel. They also appreciate the use of hotel branded apps which allow a guest to book a room, access loyalty programs, receive discounts and rewards, and even use the app to choose the room, floor and view they prefer. Some hotel apps also allow a customer to track their charges throughout their stay, rather than waiting to receive a bill at the end. Finally, mobile tech lounges are popping up more frequently in some hotels. These lounges offer guests the opportunity to perform tasks like airline check-ins or access to local info guides, but they also provide a place where guests can comfortably get some work done outside their room. The January Hotel Business Review will report on what some hotels are doing to meet their customers' expectations in the mobile technology space.