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Mr. Harouche

David Harouche

Founder & CEO, Multimedia Plus

Dave Harouche is Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer of Multimedia Plus. For more than 20 years, Mr. Harouche has developed innovative, technology-driven programs for a broad range of clients, making Multimedia Plus the foremost provider of learning and communications solutions and a resource for market intelligence.

Mr. Harouche oversees all company operations. Prior to founding Multimedia Plus, he worked at Ann Taylor in a variety of roles, from systems training and support to video production.

Multimedia Plus is transforming the way brands communicate globally. MMP's patented technology platform, INCITE, ensures performance and execution of company strategies - where it counts - with customers. The company's programs are being used by brands globally and are translated into more than 22 languages.

Recently, MMP launched a Daily Health Check module, a new tool that is being used by the retail and hospitality industries, to help ensure a safer work environment during the pandemic and beyond.

Mr. Harouche earned a B.S. in Finance and Information Systems from New York University and graduated with honors from The Stern School of Business.

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

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Mr. Harouche can be contacted at +1 646-780-9711 or Dave@multimediaplus.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.