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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 June 2019...

Sales & Marketing: Selling Experiences

There are innumerable strategies that Hotel Sales and Marketing Directors employ to find, engage and entice guests to their property, and those strategies are constantly evolving. A breakthrough technology, pioneering platform, or even a simple algorithm update can cause new trends to emerge and upend the best laid plans. Sales and marketing departments must remain agile so they can adapt to the ever changing digital landscape. As an example, the popularity of virtual reality is on the rise, as 360 interactive technologies become more mainstream. Chatbots and artificial intelligence are also poised to become the next big things, as they take guest personalization to a whole new level. But one sales and marketing trend that is currently resulting in major benefits for hotels is experiential marketing - the effort to deliver an experience to potential guests. Mainly this is accomplished through the creative use of video and images, and by utilizing what has become known as User Generated Content. By sharing actual personal content (videos and pictures) from satisfied guests who have experienced the delights of a property, prospective guests can more easily imagine themselves having the same experience. Similarly, Hotel Generated Content is equally important. Hotels are more than beds and effective video presentations can tell a compelling story - a story about what makes the hotel appealing and unique. A video walk-through of rooms is essential, as are video tours in different areas of a hotel. The goal is to highlight what makes the property exceptional, but also to show real people having real fun - an experience that prospective guests can have too. The June Hotel Business Review will report on some of these issues and strategies, and examine how some sales and marketing professionals are integrating them into their operations.