Editorial Board   Guest Author

Mr. Stuart-Hill

Trevor Stuart-Hill

President & Founder, Revenue Matters

Mr. Trevor Stuart-Hill is the founder and president of Revenue Matters. He sets the cultural course, provides the strategic direction and oversees the performance for each of Revenue Matters four operating groups. He co-authored the first college-level textbook on the subject of revenue management that is currently being used for teaching this discipline around the world. He was a founding member of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International‘s (HSMAI) Revenue Management Advisory Board and is an active member of both the Professional Pricing Society (PPS) and the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC). Mr. Stuart-Hill has been recognized by HSMAI as one of the hospitality industry’s top 25 minds in sales and marketing. In previous corporate level roles, Mr. Stuart-Hill defined revenue management strategies including developing pricing and distribution approaches for both Sage Hospitality Resources and Destination Hotels & Resorts. Prior to forming Revenue Matters in 2009, Mr. Stuart-Hill was primarily responsible the account management function for the Americas region at Sabre Hospitality Solutions. An avid golfer and private pilot, Mr. Stuart-Hill resides in Parker Colorado.

Mr. Stuart-Hill can be contacted at 303-690-9116 or Trevor@RevenueMatters.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.