Editorial Board   

Ms. Rose

Clara Rose

President & Creative Director, Creative Alliance

Clara Rose was formally educated as a pre-med student. She soon discovered however that communications suited her personality better, offering an outlet for her writing and creative side. After college Ms. Rose worked in a variety of positions ranging from web design and advertising to management and public relations. She also started freelancing for various publications and small firms, while offering employee seminars and trainings on a variety of subjects.

Ms. Rose is a professional speaker and writer who specializes in effective communication in the work place and ADA sensitivity issues; a role that allows her to engage in the creative activities she enjoys while making a difference in the world around her. It is Ms. Rose's vision to facilitate effective communication through employee education as well as strategic marketing content. Additionally she desires to be instrumental in the endeavor to grant full access for people with different abilities, to enjoy every aspect of life.

To that end, Ms. Rose offers ADA sensitivity workshops and keynote speaking. Ms. Rose also produces content for ADAFriendly.org and is editor of The FARROW Report, editor of The FARROW Connection, an Expert Author for EzineArticles.com, a contributor for the Yahoo Contributors Network, founder and producer of Good News Coffee Club, a guest blogger for several online publications and a contributing editor of the ADA Compliance board for the Hotel Business Review.

Ms. Rose can be contacted at 941-284-8640 or Clara@ClaraRose.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.