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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 2020...

Mobile Technology: Meeting Tech Expectations

What once seemed futuristic is now the norm, owing to the escalating developments in mobile technology, and hotels must continue to innovate in order to meet guest expectations. In a recent study from Mower, 65 percent of guests said they would gladly pay more for a hotel that provides the mobile technology they deem essential. The same study shows that 44 percent of travelers are more likely to book a smart hotel, and nearly 7 in 10 want to use smart devices provided by the hotel. And how do guests wish to use all this technology? A majority expressed a desire for mobile check-in and check-out, and mobile payment options. They also want to be able to stream content from their phone to the TV; to make service requests of the hotel staff; to control in-room lighting, temperature and sound; to order food and beverages; and to request a wake-up call - all from their mobile device. Guests also expressed preferences for robust wi-fi and convenient device charging ports throughout the hotel. They also appreciate the use of hotel branded apps which allow a guest to book a room, access loyalty programs, receive discounts and rewards, and even use the app to choose the room, floor and view they prefer. Some hotel apps also allow a customer to track their charges throughout their stay, rather than waiting to receive a bill at the end. Finally, mobile tech lounges are popping up more frequently in some hotels. These lounges offer guests the opportunity to perform tasks like airline check-ins or access to local info guides, but they also provide a place where guests can comfortably get some work done outside their room. The January Hotel Business Review will report on what some hotels are doing to meet their customers' expectations in the mobile technology space.