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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 May 2019...

Eco-Friendly Practices: Corporate Social Responsibility

The hotel industry has undertaken a long-term effort to build more responsible and socially conscious businesses. What began with small efforts to reduce waste - such as paperless checkouts and refillable soap dispensers - has evolved into an international movement toward implementing sustainable development practices. In addition to establishing themselves as good corporate citizens, adopting eco-friendly practices is sound business for hotels. According to a recent report from Deloitte, 95% of business travelers believe the hotel industry should be undertaking “green” initiatives, and Millennials are twice as likely to support brands with strong management of environmental and social issues. Given these conclusions, hotels are continuing to innovate in the areas of environmental sustainability. For example, one leading hotel chain has designed special elevators that collect kinetic energy from the moving lift and in the process, they have reduced their energy consumption by 50%  over conventional elevators. Also, they installed an advanced air conditioning system which employs a magnetic mechanical system that makes them more energy efficient. Other hotels are installing Intelligent Building Systems which monitor and control temperatures in rooms, common areas and swimming pools, as well as ventilation and cold water systems. Some hotels are installing Electric Vehicle charging stations, planting rooftop gardens, implementing stringent recycling programs, and insisting on the use of biodegradable materials. Another trend is the creation of Green Teams within a hotel's operation that are tasked to implement earth-friendly practices and manage budgets for green projects. Some hotels have even gone so far as to curtail or eliminate room service, believing that keeping the kitchen open 24/7 isn't terribly sustainable. 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.