Washington, D.C.’s world-renowned Watergate Hotel has 336 guest rooms and 20,000 square feet of event space. Having undergone a $200 million renovation, the historic hotel…
Held in Los Angeles, CA, January 28-30, 2019, the ALIS conference hosted over 3,000 hospitality industry professionals. Prevalent throughout the conference’s keynote presentations and panel discussions was the ongoing dilemma around how to attract and retain top talent.
Without a doubt, the major theme that emerged from the conversations at ALIS is that hoteliers need to continue strategizing on how to motivate employees and find the right people to help keep the hospitality industry performing at high standards.
Other conference attendees echoed these concerns, including AH&LA chairman Geoff Ballotti, president of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, who noted that the Wyndham hotel brand alone was continuing to invest in creative ways to fill 900,000 hotel job vacancies.
The presentations began on the second day of the conference, with Rheams presenting new features of our hospitality communication tools platform. Fittingly, the following selected hoteliers comprised the judges panel: Robert A. Alter, President, Seaview Investors, LLC; Maki N. Bara, President & Co-Founder, Chartres Lodging; and Kurien Jacob, Principal, Highgate Ventures.
One of the new Beekeeper features Rheams detailed in the presentation was Locations, which facilitates fast and easy multi-property management to better measure operations and engagement. Importantly, Locations allows administrators a clear overview of exactly what's going on both the local property and company-wide levels.
"We would like to thank ALIS for adding this Tech Challenge to their impressive line-up of educational sessions and networking events. We are honored to have been recognized, and hope to hold this title for years to come as we begin expanding our communication platform with operational features to increase employee efficiency and alignment." –Connie Rheams, VP of Hospitality, Beekeeper
A huge thank you to our fellow ALIS Tech Challenge competitors 4DPresence/4Dp Live, Intelity, myDigitalOffice, Spaceez, and Travelsify, to ALIS, and to the ALIS Tech Challenge judges! See you next year.