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Mr. Miller

Greg Miller

Executive Vice President of Operations, Enchantment Group

Greg Miller is Executive Vice President of Operationsfor Enchantment Group. He oversees strategic direction, performance, and operations for the brand. As an industry innovator and trusted leader in the management of hotels, resorts, residential communities, destination spas, and golf courses, Enchantment Group oversees an impressive portfolio of award-winning properties including Enchantment Resort, Mii amo and Seven Canyons Golf Club, all located in Sedona, AZ; the Tides Inn and Golden Eagle Golf Club in Irvington, VA; and The Cove, Eleuthera, in the Bahamas. He has expertise in operating, branding, renovating, and opening distinctive properties. He recently held the position of Vice President and Area Managing Director for Destination Hotels & Two Roads Hospitality. Mr. Miller's scope of work included overseeing property performance for over ten of the Southwest's most recognized luxury independent hotels and resorts, owner relations, strategic direction, acquisition, and management contract opportunities. Over the course of his career, Mr. Miller has also served as the General Manager of the Royal Palms Resort & Spa, The Hermosa Inn and in various executive positions with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in the United States and Caribbean. Mr. Miller resides in Scottsdale with his wife Celeste and is the proud father of two daughters. He is an active member of several local committees including Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association, Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, Valley Hotel & Resort Association and with the American Hotel & Lodging Association Resort Committee. Mr. Miller has also received notable recognition in the industry including being named to the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association Hall of Fame and being awarded Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International Hotelier of the Year.

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

Mr. Miller can be contacted at 602-819-2446 or gcea@cox.net

Coming up in August 2020...

Food & Beverage: New Technological Innovations

In the past few years, hotel food and beverage departments have experienced significant growth. Managers are realizing just how much revenue potential this sector holds, both in terms of additional revenue and as a means to enhance the guest experience. As a result, substantial investments are being made in F&B operations as a way to satisfy hotel guests but also to keep pace with the competition. Though it has been a trend for many years, the Farm-to-Table movement shows no signs of abating. Hotel chains are abandoning corporate restaurants and are instead partnering with local chefs to create locally-influenced dining options. Local, farm-sourced ingredients paired with specialty beverages or local wine also satisfies the increasing demand from Millennial travelers who are eager to travel sustainably and contribute to a positive impact. A farm-to-table F&B program also helps to support the local economy, which builds community goodwill. Also popular are "Self-Serv" and "Grab & Go" options. These concepts stem from an awareness that a guest's time is limited and if a hotel can supply them with fast, fresh, food and beverage choices, then so much the better for them. Plus, by placing these specialty kiosks in areas that might be traditionally under-utilized (the lobby, for instance), they can become popular destination locations. Of course, there are new technological innovations as well. In-room, on-screen menus allow guests to order from any restaurant on the property, and some hotels are partnering with delivery companies that make it possible for guests to order food from any restaurant in the area. Also, many hotels are implementing in-room, voice-activated devices, so ordering food via an AI-powered assistant will soon become mainstream as well. The August issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these developments and document what some leading hotels are doing to expand this area of their business.