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Mr. Nadel

Scott Nadel

Chief Operating Officer, DMC Hotels/Dhillon Management

Scott Nadel has served as Chief Operating Officer of DMC Hotels/Dhillon Management. He has functioned as Director since 2007. Mr. Nadel is a 20 year hotel industry veteran with in-depth experience with branded hotel affiliations, independent resorts, as well as, Food & Beverage Operations. As a second generation hotelier, Mr. Nadel combines old world values with progressive business strategies. As COO of the company, Mr. Nadel was responsible for the oversight of twenty branded hotel operations, the company's strategic objectives, asset capitalization and partnership relations. During his tenure as COO, he has implemented vision for development strategies, policies and procedures. Mr. Nadel has maximized the corporation's revenues, and administered the implementation of marketing plans, sales strategies, budget and forecasts at the corporate, regional and business levels. Key responsibilities included achievement of revenue and profitability goals, staff development and quality assurance of overall product and service quality. Mr. Nadel has a progressive career spanning more than 20 years with several other hotel groups. He has opened hotels as Regional Director of Operations with LaQuinta Inn & Suites. He also served as General Manager in several brands such as Hampton Inns, Park Inn & Suites by Carlson, Villa Royale, Country Inn & Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott and the Sun Ridge Resort.

Mr. Nadel can be contacted at 601-299-3722 or nadelscott@gmail.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.