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Ms. Moser

Monika Moser

Managing Director, Wilson Associates

Monika Moser is Managing Director with Wilson Associates, a global interior design firm specializing in the hospitality industry. Partnered with signature designer Tristan Auer, this haute couture design studio in Paris is currently working on major luxury hotel renovations in France, Italy, the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and China. As Managing Director of Wilson's Atelier in Paris, Ms. Moser is a brand ambassador who supports the firm's strategic initiatives. Born in Venezuela with a German citizenship, Ms. Moser has lived in several countries in South America and Europe and is fluent in five languages. Ms. Moser is a hotelier at heart. She was raised in the hospitality industry, as her father has been a hotelier for over 50 years. With more than 20 years of her own experience in hotel operations in Europe, she's an authority in luxury hospitality. She has previously held management positions in various hotels in Paris, and oversaw the opening of the Hotel Four Seasons George V as well as the Shangri-la Hotel Paris. She also held management positions with the Hotel Fouquet's Barrière Paris and three Hilton Hotels. In 2010 she obtained the MBA in Hospitality Management IMHI at ESSEC University in France and in 1999, obtained a Certificate in Hospitality Management at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. In addition to her work with Wilson Associates, Ms. Moser is active on the board of the Alumni Association of IMHI, is the French Chapter President of the Cornell Hotel Society, and is an occasional lecturer at the Vatel International Business School for Hotel Management in Paris. Throughout her travels, Ms. Moser developed a passion for art, music, literature and language. A cultural aficionado, she frequents the opera and loves listening to Rachmaninoff while drinking a malt whiskey.

Please visit http://www.wilsonassoc.com for more information.

Ms. Moser can be contacted at 33-1-44-949-230 or mmoser@wilsonassoc.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.