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Mr. Bramhall VI

Jason Bramhall VI

Senior Director, Procurement, The Gettys Group

Jason Bramhall VI is a practiced FF&E expert with a discerning eye for quality and detail. Bringing more than 15 years of supply chain experience to The Gettys Group, spanning interior, industrial and mechanical design fields, Mr. Bramhall's procurement experience dates back to before global sourcing was a commonly discussed practice. His knowledge base gathered in worldwide markets and the advantages and related challenges of working overseas brings tremendous value both to The Gettys Group and its clients.

With each procurement project award, Mr. Bramhall has relied on his skill set and managerial approach to ensure the project supply chain is seamless; maintaining succinct client communication in conjunction with negotiating comprehensive FF&E budgets, project management, delivery logistics and installation. Quality standards are treated as the priority throughout the process, ultimately enabling the successful delivery of each project to our deserving clientele.

To truly respect and realize the designer's intent while balancing the project drivers of cost, quality and timeline is a testament to The Getty's Group's understanding of the hospitality market and the expectations therein.  A successful balance of each provides for a successful implementation for all.

Mr. Bramhall  holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree from Auburn University in Operations & Supply Chain Management.

Mr. Bramhall VI can be contacted at 312-832-2450 or JBramhallVI@gettys.com

Coming up in August 2020...

Food & Beverage: New Technological Innovations

In the past few years, hotel food and beverage departments have experienced significant growth. Managers are realizing just how much revenue potential this sector holds, both in terms of additional revenue and as a means to enhance the guest experience. As a result, substantial investments are being made in F&B operations as a way to satisfy hotel guests but also to keep pace with the competition. Though it has been a trend for many years, the Farm-to-Table movement shows no signs of abating. Hotel chains are abandoning corporate restaurants and are instead partnering with local chefs to create locally-influenced dining options. Local, farm-sourced ingredients paired with specialty beverages or local wine also satisfies the increasing demand from Millennial travelers who are eager to travel sustainably and contribute to a positive impact. A farm-to-table F&B program also helps to support the local economy, which builds community goodwill. Also popular are "Self-Serv" and "Grab & Go" options. These concepts stem from an awareness that a guest's time is limited and if a hotel can supply them with fast, fresh, food and beverage choices, then so much the better for them. Plus, by placing these specialty kiosks in areas that might be traditionally under-utilized (the lobby, for instance), they can become popular destination locations. Of course, there are new technological innovations as well. In-room, on-screen menus allow guests to order from any restaurant on the property, and some hotels are partnering with delivery companies that make it possible for guests to order food from any restaurant in the area. Also, many hotels are implementing in-room, voice-activated devices, so ordering food via an AI-powered assistant will soon become mainstream as well. The August issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these developments and document what some leading hotels are doing to expand this area of their business.