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Mr. Ovanessoff

Nick Ovanessoff

Chief Experience Officer, A Lucky Find

Nick Ovanessoff has more than a decade of experience in web development, marketing strategy, discovery and outreach of new properties, and developing strategic partnerships. He is currently the Chief Experience Officer at A Lucky Find, which provides full service sales and marketing for unique and memorable lodging experiences, including corporate and group travel services. Mr. Ovanessoff is responsible for curating immersive travel experiences unmatched by traditional services in the current hospitality industry, encouraging people to explore further and embrace immersive travel. The company has partner properties in over 20 countries, supporting experiences such as tipi and yurt hotels, airstream resorts, ice and igloo camps, private ranches, remote island villas, treehouse retreats and more.

     In addition to his role at A Lucky Find, Mr. Ovanessoff has served as a customer success consultant with TechAccelerator since January 2014. TechAccelerator is a web-based platform, driven by an integrated backend of virtual and physical hardware and software that empowers enterprise companies of all sizes and maturities - from early stage startups to large, established manufacturers - with real-time, on-demand tools in order to conduct interactive solution demonstrations and proof of concept deployments, alongside personal education and training. Previous roles include conference services manager for Shutters on the Beach Hotel and Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, California, from 2008 to 2013.

    Prior to his role as conference services manager, Mr. Ovanessoff served as the director of marketing at Vike Inc., from 2007 to 2008. A long-time native to San Diego, Mr. Ovanessoff received his Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Marketing/Marketing Management in 2005.


    Please visit http://www.aluckyfind.travel for more information.

    Mr. Ovanessoff can be contacted at 858-922-0984 or info@aluckyfind.travel

    Coming up in May 2019...

    Eco-Friendly Practices: Corporate Social Responsibility

    The hotel industry has undertaken a long-term effort to build more responsible and socially conscious businesses. What began with small efforts to reduce waste - such as paperless checkouts and refillable soap dispensers - has evolved into an international movement toward implementing sustainable development practices. In addition to establishing themselves as good corporate citizens, adopting eco-friendly practices is sound business for hotels. According to a recent report from Deloitte, 95% of business travelers believe the hotel industry should be undertaking “green” initiatives, and Millennials are twice as likely to support brands with strong management of environmental and social issues. Given these conclusions, hotels are continuing to innovate in the areas of environmental sustainability. For example, one leading hotel chain has designed special elevators that collect kinetic energy from the moving lift and in the process, they have reduced their energy consumption by 50%  over conventional elevators. Also, they installed an advanced air conditioning system which employs a magnetic mechanical system that makes them more energy efficient. Other hotels are installing Intelligent Building Systems which monitor and control temperatures in rooms, common areas and swimming pools, as well as ventilation and cold water systems. Some hotels are installing Electric Vehicle charging stations, planting rooftop gardens, implementing stringent recycling programs, and insisting on the use of biodegradable materials. Another trend is the creation of Green Teams within a hotel's operation that are tasked to implement earth-friendly practices and manage budgets for green projects. Some hotels have even gone so far as to curtail or eliminate room service, believing that keeping the kitchen open 24/7 isn't terribly sustainable. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to integrate sustainable practices into their operations and how they are benefiting from them.