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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 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.