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Ms. Levtchenko

Adria Levtchenko

CEO & Co-Founder, PurpleCloud Technologies

Hotel technology entrepreneur Adria Levtchenko is CEO and Co-Founder of PurpleCloud Technologies, a software platform that provides real-time access to data and analytics for operational associates and managers in the hotel industry.

Under Ms. Levtchenko's tenacity, creativity and guidance, PurpleCloud Technologies has become a leader in the data-driven task management space with proven capabilities and cost savings for major hospitality entities.

Ms. Levtchenko's responsibilities at PurpleCloud Technologies include directing the company's investment and business strategies; maintaining relationships with advisors, partners and investors; hotel data analysis strategy and the design of the platform; and management of the current team of developers, data scientists, and marketing and sales associates.

Prior to forming PurpleCloud Technologies, Ms. Levtchenko was Sales Manager for the Cherry Hills, NJ Residence Inn and held multiple operational positions at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott.

Ms. Levtchenko attended the Hospitality Program at Drexel University and earned from the school a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.


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

Ms. Levtchenko can be contacted at adria@purplecloudtech.com

Coming up in October 2019...

Revenue Management: Focus On Profit

Revenue Management is still a relatively new profession within hotel operations and as such, it continues to evolve. One significant trend in this area is a shift away from using revenue as the foundation to generate key performance indicators (KPIs) and to instead place the emphasis on profit. Traditionally, revenue managers have relied on total revenue per available room (TrevPAR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) as the basis of their KPIs. Now, some revenue managers are using gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) as their primary KPI. This puts profit at the center of revenue management strategy, and managers are increasingly searching for new ways to increase the profitability of their hotels. Return on Investment is the objective of any hotel investment, so it is only logical that profitability and ROI will be emphasized going forward. Another trend is an expanded focus on direct hotel bookings. Revenue managers know that one way to increase profitability is to steer guests away from online travel agencies (OTAs) and book directly with the hotel. This tactic also reinforces brand identity and loyalty, and encourages repeat business. In addition, it provides a valuable platform to market the hotel directly to the customer, and to upsell room upgrades or other services to them. Another trend for revenue managers involves automation in their software programs. Revenue management systems with automation are far more desirable than those without it. Automating data entry and logistics increases efficiency, allowing managers to spend more time on formulating strategy. As a bonus, an automated system helps with aggregating and interpreting data. The October issue of the Hotel Business Review will address these developments and document how some leading hotels are executing their revenue management strategies.