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Ms. Snyder

Nancy Snyder

Senior Manager of Hospitality Sales, Legrand North America

Nancy Snyder is the Senior Manager of Hospitality Sales at Legrand North America. She leads market development activities, and grows the sales of electrical products, lighting controls and room management systems in North America by establishing executive level relationships with large hotel chains, as well as the largest developers and owners of hotel properties.

Ms. Snyder began engaging with the hospitality market in the textile and furniture industries and in her previous role with the adorne collection by Legrand. With expertise and Upscale Hospitality segments, she is an accomplished sales leader and has a demonstrated history of success in providing solutions to the hospitality industry as well as architectural and design industry.

Ms. Snyder knows how hotel properties can identify areas of opportunity to improve the guest experience in relation to interactions with power and light sources, and how to understand available product solutions that deliver connectivity experiences that meet and exceed guest expectations. She can speak to how priorities of guests and properties intersect with design decisions in addition to understanding the ultra-connected traveler landscape and the associated power and connectivity-based trends that are driving new challenges for properties.

Ms. Snyder has led a number of webinars educating specifiers and hotel executives on topics like, “Designing Delightful Hospitality Environments for Connected Guests.” She has also written articles for a variety of hospitality and design publications including LODGING, The Construction Specifier, and Interiors + Sources.

Ms. Snyder can be contacted at 978-807-0515 or nancy.snyder@legrand.us

Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.