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Mr. McAlpine

Peter McAlpine

Senior Consultant, Renaissance Consulting Ltd.

Peter McAlpine is the Senior Consultant at Renaissance Consulting Ltd. in Bangkok. The company specializes in pre-opening 5-star hotels and resorts; in creating an energetically strong guest experience, which he calls Heart-based Hospitality; and in upgrading hotels from the pervasive level of SOP-Customer Satisfaction. The company's strength lies in creating a guest experience that has a very warm energy and feeling, and which is strong in loving kindness, compassion, and heart-warming care. After working with The Peninsula Bangkok Mr. McAlpine set out to find ways to create a guest experience, which was not mechanical in nature or emotionally and energetically flat, as it is in many 5-star hotels, and which was also strong in the energy of love for fellow human beings. This led him to studying how ancient cultures used energy to influence the environment and to heal; what quantum science has discovered about energy; thought and heart energy research; and also ways to change one’s energy and send it. Mr. McAlpine used this knowledge to create Heart-based Hospitality, which restores to hospitality the core values of loving kindness, compassion, and heart-warming care, and above all the energy of love, and which enables hotel staff to express fully their true loving nature. This kind of hospitality is like the Holy Grail of the hotel industry. Mr. McAlpine has helped several hotels to win prestigious international awards, including World Travel Awards. More and more nowadays Mr. McAlpine is applying the same energetic principles and techniques to helping farmers in Africa.

Please visit http://www.hatsglobal.com for more information.

Mr. McAlpine can be contacted at +66-82-727-9273 or info@renaissanceconsultingltd.com

Coming up in March 2019...

Human Resources: An Era of Transition

Traditionally, the human resource department administers five key areas within a hotel operation - compliance, compensation and benefits, organizational dynamics, selection and retention, and training and development. However, HR professionals are also presently involved in culture-building activities, as well as implementing new employee on-boarding practices and engagement initiatives. As a result, HR professionals have been elevated to senior leadership status, creating value and profit within their organization. Still, they continue to face some intractable issues, including a shrinking talent pool and the need to recruit top-notch employees who are empowered to provide outstanding customer service. In order to attract top-tier talent, one option is to take advantage of recruitment opportunities offered through colleges and universities, especially if they have a hospitality major. This pool of prospective employees is likely to be better educated and more enthusiastic than walk-in hires. Also, once hired, there could be additional training and development opportunities that stem from an association with a college or university. Continuing education courses, business conferences, seminars and online instruction - all can be a valuable source of employee development opportunities. In addition to meeting recruitment demands in the present, HR professionals must also be forward-thinking, anticipating the skills that will be needed in the future to meet guest expectations. One such skill that is becoming increasingly valued is “resilience”, the ability to “go with the flow” and not become overwhelmed by the disruptive influences  of change and reinvention. In an era of transition—new technologies, expanding markets, consolidation of brands and businesses, and modifications in people's values and lifestyles - the capacity to remain flexible, nimble and resilient is a valuable skill to possess. The March Hotel Business Review will examine some of the strategies that HR professionals are employing to ensure that their hotel operations continue to thrive.