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Ms. Trujillo

Marcela Trujillo

Senior Revenue Consultant, Total Customized Revenue Management

Marcela Trujillo, a Senior Revenue Consultant at Total Customized Revenue Management, has over fifteen years of hospitality experience under her belt, driving profitability through strategic and creative revenue and total asset management.

An innovative and experienced professional who strives to move the needle of traditional revenue management, Ms. Trujillo has proven prowess in maximizing profitability. During her career, she has led a wide variety of hospitality divisions, including operations, finance, sales, marketing and development. Ms. Trujillo is a passionate hotelier who brings dynamic ideas and invaluable insight to Total Customized Revenue Management on behalf of her clients.

Ms. Trujillo has served in leadership roles for several major independent boutique hotel companies including Kimpton Hotel Group, Ace Hotel Group and Menin Hospitality, mastering and implementing new and emerging technologies, overseeing revenue strategies for a wide variety of properties and delivering measurable results and successes.

Prior to joining Total Customized Revenue Management, Ms. Trujillo most recently served as Vice President of Revenue Management at Menin Hospitality, where she increased asset profitability through all revenue streams, developed dynamic pricing strategies and successfully transitioned the management of two properties within six months, including due diligence analysis, building of all systems, and providing the pre-opening and transitional budgets.

With expertise in strategic planning, trend analysis, total asset management, pre-opening and transition management, central reservations development, and innovating revenue analytics, Ms. Trujillo provides invaluable expertise to Total Customized Revenue Management as the company provides leading revenue management and hospitality consulting services to a variety of hotels and resorts through a customized, integrated approach.

Ms. Trujillo earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Cornell University of Hotel Administration, and lives in Aventura, Florida.

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

Ms. Trujillo can be contacted at +1 623-536-7066 or marcela@tcrmservices.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.