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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 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.