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Ms. Adair

Nicole Adair

Corporate Director of Revenue Management, SHR

Nicole Adair is Corporate Director of Revenue Management at SHR, creators of the Windsurfer® CRS and leading providers of technology that keeps hotels competitive. SHR provides hotels sophisticated tools and services that help execute their reservation and distribution strategy while optimizing the profitability of their room inventory.

In her current role, Ms. Adair oversees operations for SHR's Revenue Management for Hire department, leading a team of experienced Directors of Revenue Management who serve SHR client hotels by improving and advancing their revenue generation and distribution strategies. Her team's goal is to ensure that properties of all sizes and in all markets have access to top revenue talent, whether they need to fill short-term gaps in staffing or are looking for long-term strategic leadership. In addition to working with her own client properties in markets as diverse as Bermuda, Orlando, Vail, and the San Antonio Riverwalk, Ms. Adair enjoys collaborating with SHR's corporate team to bring the revenue manager's perspective to new technology initiatives.

Ms. Adair joined SHR in 2015 as an Area Director of Revenue Management after working in Honolulu as a corporate revenue management for a diverse portfolio of hotels across mainland United States and Hawaii. She is a Certified Revenue Management Executive (CRME), and has extensive experience in directing connectivity and channel interfacing initiatives for numerous CRS, PMS, and channel management platforms.

Ms. Adair holds a bachelor's degree in Russian and a master's degree in Hospitality Management.

Please visit http://www.shr.global for more information.

Ms. Adair can be contacted at 281-661-8901 or nadair@shr.global

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.