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Ms. Hajko

Theresa Hajko

Regional Director of Revenue Management, Spire Hospitality

Theresa Hajko has over 30 years of experience in the Hospitality industry with nearly two decades of experience dedicated solely to Revenue Management in both property level and regional revenue management positions.  Ms. Hajko joined Spire Hospitality as Regional Director of Revenue Management in 2018.  Spire Hospitality has built an impeccable, industry-wide reputation for its operational excellence and unwavering ability to improve asset performance. It began in 1980, as Lane Hospitality, and quickly gained prominence as outstanding owners and operators of quality hospitality real estate assets.

In her current role Ms. Hajko is responsible for partnering with her hotels to execute the most profitable revenue management strategies and processes for the portfolio of hotels that she oversees.  This includes analysis of revenue/profit maximation for all hotel revenue streams, overall development and implementation of rate strategies and review of group and transient business levels to assure year over year improvement.  This includes maximizing revenue over Special Events, monitoring competitors for shift in strategies and introducing new strategies to drive additional profit.

Prior to joining Spire Hospitality, Ms. Hajko worked for Pillar Hotels and Aimbridge Hospitality as Area Director of Revenue Management demonstrating a proven track record for growing revenue and increasing profitability in the hotels she has worked with.  She relies on this experience to achieve growth in profit contribution for her hotels. 

Ms. Hajko attended the University of Pittsburgh and lives in Pittsburgh, PA.  In her free time Ms. Hajko teaches fitness classes, fosters kittens and volunteers for local animal shelters and enjoys travel.


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

Ms. Hajko can be contacted at +1 412-378-6517 or thajko@spirehotels.com

Coming up in May 2020...

Eco-Friendly Practices: Creative Innovation

Being eco-friendly is no longer a fad. It is an urgent planetary need and hotels are actively doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint by implementing sustainable, green practices. In addition to the goodwill derived from doing the right thing, hotels are also realizing the benefits to their business. A large percentage of Millennials expect hotels to be eco-friendly and will only patronize those properties that are proudly conforming. Consequently, more hotels are realizing that sustainability is a key element in a successful branding strategy. In addition, going green can lead to a more profitable bottom line, as savings on electricity, water and cleaning materials can add up. Also, there are other advantages that come with being an eco-friendly business, such as government subsidies and tax and loan incentives. As a result, many hotels are finding innovative ways to integrate eco-friendly practices into their business. Geo-thermal energy systems, along with energy-from-waste systems, are being used to heat and cool the property. Passive solar panels, green roofs, natural lighting and natural ventilation strategies also assist in energy conservation. Low-flow water systems and plumbing fixtures make a contribution, as does eco-friendly hardwood flooring, and energy efficient televisions and appliances throughout the property. In addition, some hotels have implemented in-room recycling programs, and only provide all-natural, personal care items. One hotel has actually constructed a bee-keeping operation on their grounds. Not only is this good for the bees but the hotel also produces products from the operation which they sell. This kind of creative innovation also holds enormous appeal to guests. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to integrate sustainable practices into their operations and how they are benefiting from them.