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Mr. Parisi

Scott Parisi

President, EcoGreen Energy Solutions

M. Scott Parisi, President of EcoGreen a firm founded in 2008 with the goal to support hospitality sustainability. Currently EcoGreen has two major divisions covering Energy Solutions and Constructions Services.

As President of EcoGreen, Mr. Parisi's day to day focus is on supporting a team of talented individuals to support the new construction and renovations of hospitality facilities. Our vendor-neutral approach with a high focus on client satisfaction and retention has allowed EcoGreen to be a part of hundreds of projects Whittington the hospitality industry.

Mr. Parisi and the EcoGreen Team have a culture in exploring sustainable measures that save our clients in cost while saving electricity, natural gas and water. EcoGreen is always looking for ways to introduce the most advanced technologies at the most cost effective delta for their clients.   

Additionally, Mr. Parisi develops and hosts educational workshops, staff trainings and has spoken at national and regional events including AAHOA's National Convention, Green Lodging & Hospitality Conference, Boston Green Tourism Events, Philagreen Hospitality Association Events, GF Management University Sessions, National Purchasing Network Annual Expo and the Global Renewable Energy Networking Summit.

Prior to launching EcoGreen, Mr. Parisi worked within the hospitality industry starting early at his family owned restaurant. A little later in life Mr. Parisi found his passion for resource conservation and sustainability serving as the General Manager of the first LEED certified Hotel in the United States; the Sheraton Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Parisi spent eighteen years in the hospitality sector eventually serving as Vice President of Operations overseeing branded hotels including IHG, Starwood, Hilton, Wyndham and Choice Hotels.

Please visit http://www.eg-es.com for more information.

Mr. Parisi can be contacted at 888-229-0213 x801 or sparisi@eg-es.com

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.