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Mr. Seigel

Bruce Seigel

General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Bruce Seigel joined The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe with more than three decades of hospitality management experience, including nearly eighteen years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. A tenured industry sales and marketing veteran, Mr. Seigel is responsible for all aspects of operations at the resort, including financial performance, employee/guest engagement, community relationships, partnerships and talent development.

Prior to joining The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Mr. Seigel served as area director of sales and marketing of The Ritz-Carlton's Caribbean and Mexico region, where he was responsible for leading the sales and marketing cluster strategy for seven luxury Ritz-Carlton Resorts. Prior to his time in the Caribbean, he served as market director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, two of the most iconic resorts in the brand's portfolio. During his time in this role, he created and executed a number of luxury positioning marketing programs, developed extensive community business relationships and hotel partnerships, created new food and beverage concepts, and exceeded revenue goals. A veteran of luxury hospitality, additional roles that Mr. Seigel has held within the brand include hotel manager of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, area director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Georgia, and opening area director of sales and marketing for The Ritz Carlton Hotel and JW Marriott at Grande Lakes Orlando.

Throughout his extensive career, Mr. Seigel has received numerous industry and Ritz-Carlton accolades including Global Sales and Marketing Leader of the Year, Golden Circle Chairman and President Awards, and a Mustang Award for Special Achievement. Mr. Seigel is a graduate of the State University of New York, where he earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration (MPA).

Mr. Seigel is a proud father of two daughters who reside in New York City: Katelyn, a trademark attorney, and Jaclyn, who is attending graduate school focusing on her CPA/MBA.

 


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

Mr. Seigel can be contacted at 530-562-3000 or bruce.seigel@ritzcarlton.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.