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Ms. Trujillo

Marcela Trujillo

Senior Revenue Consultant, Total Customized Revenue Management

Marcela Trujillo, a Senior Revenue Consultant at Total Customized Revenue Management, has over fifteen years of hospitality experience under her belt, driving profitability through strategic and creative revenue and total asset management.

An innovative and experienced professional who strives to move the needle of traditional revenue management, Ms. Trujillo has proven prowess in maximizing profitability. During her career, she has led a wide variety of hospitality divisions, including operations, finance, sales, marketing and development. Ms. Trujillo is a passionate hotelier who brings dynamic ideas and invaluable insight to Total Customized Revenue Management on behalf of her clients.

Ms. Trujillo has served in leadership roles for several major independent boutique hotel companies including Kimpton Hotel Group, Ace Hotel Group and Menin Hospitality, mastering and implementing new and emerging technologies, overseeing revenue strategies for a wide variety of properties and delivering measurable results and successes.

Prior to joining Total Customized Revenue Management, Ms. Trujillo most recently served as Vice President of Revenue Management at Menin Hospitality, where she increased asset profitability through all revenue streams, developed dynamic pricing strategies and successfully transitioned the management of two properties within six months, including due diligence analysis, building of all systems, and providing the pre-opening and transitional budgets.

With expertise in strategic planning, trend analysis, total asset management, pre-opening and transition management, central reservations development, and innovating revenue analytics, Ms. Trujillo provides invaluable expertise to Total Customized Revenue Management as the company provides leading revenue management and hospitality consulting services to a variety of hotels and resorts through a customized, integrated approach.

Ms. Trujillo earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Cornell University of Hotel Administration, and lives in Aventura, Florida.

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

Ms. Trujillo can be contacted at +1 623-536-7066 or marcela@tcrmservices.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.