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Mr. Hvisdos

Michael Hvisdos

Founder & CEO, InQuizo

Michael Hvisdos is founder and CEO of InQuizo, a contemporary Business Solution Agency that helps Fortune 500 companies and start-ups worldwide compete in today's ever changing business environment by developing and implementing innovative solutions, strategies, and messaging to accelerate growth for their Business, People and Customers. Mr. Hvisdos's experience included VP Sales & Marketing for Maritz Loyalty and Motivation where he was responsible for growth. He lead Microgy's renewable energy business as Executive Vice President and COO where he was responsible for growth of the business including Business Development, Project Engineering, Construction, Strategic Relationships, Project Funding, Technology, Marketing, Branding, and Public Relations. In addition, Mr. Hvisdos has held key leadership positions with GE Infrastructure, Water & Process Technologies a $2 billion water treatment and services division of General Electric and with Environmental Management Corporation, a $60 million water, utilities and production outsourcing division of BOC Gases. At GE Infrastructure, Water & Process Technologies Mr. Hvisdos lead the commercialization of GE's water & wastewater outsourcing platform and he has global responsibility for a $140 million business unit.

Mr. Hvisdos can be contacted at 163-640-5078 or info@inquizo.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.