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Mr. McAlpine

Peter McAlpine

Senior Consultant, Renaissance Consulting Ltd.

Peter McAlpine is the Senior Consultant at Renaissance Consulting Ltd. in Bangkok. The company specializes in pre-opening 5-star hotels and resorts; in creating an energetically strong guest experience, which he calls Heart-based Hospitality; and in upgrading hotels from the pervasive level of SOP-Customer Satisfaction. The company's strength lies in creating a guest experience that has a very warm energy and feeling, and which is strong in loving kindness, compassion, and heart-warming care. After working with The Peninsula Bangkok Mr. McAlpine set out to find ways to create a guest experience, which was not mechanical in nature or emotionally and energetically flat, as it is in many 5-star hotels, and which was also strong in the energy of love for fellow human beings. This led him to studying how ancient cultures used energy to influence the environment and to heal; what quantum science has discovered about energy; thought and heart energy research; and also ways to change one's energy and send it. Mr. McAlpine used this knowledge to create Heart-based Hospitality, which restores to hospitality the core values of loving kindness, compassion, and heart-warming care, and above all the energy of love, and which enables hotel staff to express fully their true loving nature. This kind of hospitality is like the Holy Grail of the hotel industry. Mr. McAlpine has helped several hotels to win prestigious international awards, including World Travel Awards. More and more nowadays Mr. McAlpine is applying the same energetic principles and techniques to helping farmers in Africa.

Please visit http://www.hatsglobal.com for more information.

Mr. McAlpine can be contacted at 66827279273 or info@renaissanceconsultingltd.com

Coming up in September 2020...

Hotel Law: Protecting Guest Privacy

Every business is obligated to protect their customers from identity theft but unfortunately, data breaches have become all too common. In an effort to protect a guest's right to privacy and to safeguard their personal data, the European Union passed a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that could hold hotels legally liable for any breaches that expose a customer's sensitive personal information. Though the GDPR only pertains to EU citizens' data, any international business that mishandles their data can be legally responsible. Another legal issue of concern is the fight involving hotel "resort fees." Several states attorney generals have recently filed suit against two major hotel chains in an effort to litigate this practice. Their suit alleges that these companies are "engaged in deceptive and misleading pricing practices and their failure to disclose fees is in violation of consumer protection laws." The suit seeks to force the hotel chains to advertise the true price of their hotel rooms. There are several other legal issues that the industry is being forced to address. Sexual harassment prevention in the workplace is still top of mind for hotel employers-particularly in New York and California, which now statutorily require harassment training. Hotels and motels in California will also soon be required to train all their employees on human trafficking awareness. Immigration issues are also of major concern to hotel employers, especially in the midst of a severe labor shortage. The government is issuing fewer H2B visas for low-skilled workers, as well as J-1 visas for temporary workers. Though there is little hope for any comprehensive immigration reform, hotel lobbying groups are actively seeking legal remedies to alleviate this problem. These are just a few of the critical issues that the December issue of the Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.