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Ms. Crowley

Lori Crowley

Corporate Director of Food & Beverage, Prism Hotels & Resorts

Lori Crowley began her hospitality career as a Food and Beverage manager in Atlantic City when the city became a gambling and tourist destination.  She worked at the historic Claridge Hotel, Harrah's Marina and opened Trump Taj Mahal before joining Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in 1990.

Over two decades, opportunities to travel and manage upscale properties and resorts across the country, including Hawaii, made Ms. Crowley a valued Food and Beverage executive within the company. She was selected to be the Corporate Director of Food and Beverage for 120 Hyatt Hotels and Resorts and played a primary role in the planning and execution of Food and Beverage operations for new hotel openings and takeovers.    Ms. Crowley relocated to Los Angeles in 2005 to complete the takeover and renovation of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza as the Executive Assistant Manager and Director of Food and Beverage.  This role included senior leadership responsibilities for multiple Southern California Hotels.

Ms. Crowley's extensive experience brings fresh perspective and creativity to new restaurant concepts while keeping them market appropriate. She has demonstrated a commitment to bring locally sourced food, environmentally safe practices and supporting the community to her workplace.

A native of New Jersey, Ms. Crowley graduated Rider University with a degree in Business Administration and has completed several post graduate courses in her career. She is a curious and accomplished traveler who enjoys the outdoors, food, fashion, photography and wine. Ms. Crowley currently lives in Dallas, Texas.


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

Ms. Crowley can be contacted at 214-987-9300 or lori.crowley@prismhotels.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.