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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 May 2019...

Eco-Friendly Practices: Corporate Social Responsibility

The hotel industry has undertaken a long-term effort to build more responsible and socially conscious businesses. What began with small efforts to reduce waste - such as paperless checkouts and refillable soap dispensers - has evolved into an international movement toward implementing sustainable development practices. In addition to establishing themselves as good corporate citizens, adopting eco-friendly practices is sound business for hotels. According to a recent report from Deloitte, 95% of business travelers believe the hotel industry should be undertaking “green” initiatives, and Millennials are twice as likely to support brands with strong management of environmental and social issues. Given these conclusions, hotels are continuing to innovate in the areas of environmental sustainability. For example, one leading hotel chain has designed special elevators that collect kinetic energy from the moving lift and in the process, they have reduced their energy consumption by 50%  over conventional elevators. Also, they installed an advanced air conditioning system which employs a magnetic mechanical system that makes them more energy efficient. Other hotels are installing Intelligent Building Systems which monitor and control temperatures in rooms, common areas and swimming pools, as well as ventilation and cold water systems. Some hotels are installing Electric Vehicle charging stations, planting rooftop gardens, implementing stringent recycling programs, and insisting on the use of biodegradable materials. Another trend is the creation of Green Teams within a hotel's operation that are tasked to implement earth-friendly practices and manage budgets for green projects. Some hotels have even gone so far as to curtail or eliminate room service, believing that keeping the kitchen open 24/7 isn't terribly sustainable. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to integrate sustainable practices into their operations and how they are benefiting from them.