Whether it’s celebrating an anniversary, receiving an award, earning a certification, debuting a new product or expanding the business, hotel companies and vendors achieve new milestones on a daily basis. Here’s a look at recent accomplishments:
Duetto names Chris Crowley SVP of sales
Duetto has appointed Chris Crowley to its executive leadership team as SVP of sales. He leads the global sales organization of the cloud-based revenue software provider, which currently operates offices in the U.S., Argentina, London, Germany and Singapore.
Crowley joins Duetto from business travel consultancy Nina & Pinta, where he was partner. Prior to that, he was with global hotel solutions provider HRS, where he served as SVP of enterprise solutions. Prior to joining HRS, he served as SVP EMEA at BCD Travel. He also served as president of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and is a board member of the Institute of Travel Management (ITM).
ProfitSword unveils app-based business intelligence functionality
ProfitSword has launched a mobile app that integrates seamlessly with its business intelligence solutions to provide hoteliers with instant insight into key performance analytics from virtually any location. Now available to new customers, as well as to existing customers when upgrading to the company’s full suite of solutions, ProfitSword’s mobile app serves as a platform for time-strapped hoteliers experiencing labor shortages by providing instant access to valuable performance metrics on the go.
Designed to be fully compatible with the ProfitSword dashboard and database, the new mobile app functionality consists of a wide range of features that can be used to gain an accurate analysis of the current business environment as well as upcoming opportunities or risks. These include the ability for staff devices to automatically receive push notifications for preset key performance indicators (KPIs). Users can also view all pulse alerts within one centralized and easy-to-access platform. With mobile-compatible access to all of a user’s dashboards and analytics, the app further offers the ability to customize dashboard filters and share important visualizations on the go for enhanced response times and company-wide communication.
McNeill Hotel Company completes training on selling remotely
McNeill Hotel Company has completed the company-wide rollout of a hotel sales training and coaching program, entitled “Hotel Sales Skills for Remote Buyers,” delivered by Kennedy Training Network Inc.
KTN’s three-part sales training process begins with a private, live webcam training, delivered individually for each sales manager or director. Next, leaders return for a private role-play sales coaching event, followed by an accountability session a few weeks later for reporting back on how they have used the new tools as part of their daily sales habits. The program covers using an online scheduling app to make it easier to schedule conversations and not just settle for endless email exchanges; truly mastering sales presentation skills for selling to remote buyers via online meeting platforms (i.e. Zoom or Teams); and how to record and send personalized video email messages.
M3 projects continued growth following successful Q1
M3, a cloud-based accounting, financial reporting and data management platform in North America, is set to maintain its status as an industry leader with new company milestones, an expanding customer base and continued momentum following a strong first quarter of 2021.
Having recently welcomed several prominent management companies, including Sage Hospitality Group, Stonebridge Companies, Hostmark Hospitality, Group 10 Management, RVC Outdoors, Level Hospitality, Migis Hotel Group and Athena Hospitality, to its customer base, M3 served nearly 950 individual customers representing more than 6,700 active hotels online, as of March 2021.
With more than half of the 2020 top hotel management companies relying on its solutions to manage vital day-to-day financial and labor operations, M3’s growing customer base can expect a multitude of forward-thinking initiatives and product enhancements throughout the rest of 2021, including the integration of multicurrency capabilities, enhanced mobile applications and intuitive proprietary benchmarking data.
Everplush launches microfiber towel collection
Everplush, a creator of innovative microfiber products, has crafted its Classic Hotel Collection for use in hospitality settings.
The towels are designed to be not only shrink-resistant and created with environmentally conscious processes/materials but to also provide the same luxurious, drying technology patented by Everplush. In addition, Everplush prides itself on being a leading provider in cleaning supplies—designed to last more than 300 washings and ideal for housekeeping or hospitality janitorial needs.
Prince Organization highlights importance of sexual assault awareness and prevention
As one of the corporate leaders in the private sector working to end domestic violence, Prince Organization will partner and look forward to serve with other key organizations in the fight against domestic violence and sexual assault to raise awareness for these epidemics.
Every two minutes, someone in the U.S is sexually assaulted, and thousands of sexual harassment charges are filed with the Equal Opportunity Commission as tragically millions are physically abused, raped or stalked by their partners each year, while one in three adolescents experience dating abuse. Sexual assault, violence and abuse impact all communities, including college campuses. About one in four females, one in six males and one in two transgender people experience some form of sexual violence or abuse in their lifetime.
Prince Organization has taken the It’s On Us pledge: To recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault; to identify situations in which sexual assault may occur; to intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given; and to create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.