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Ms. Angelucci

Pam Angelucci

Senior Vice President of Operations, RoamBOOST

Pam Angelucci is a distinguished hospitality veteran with more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry and hospitality-related IT. As the former Ritz Carlton Hotel Company CIO and vice president of technology, Ms. Angelucci guided several business units to resolve problems and increase revenue. Ms. Angelucci is senior vice president of operations for RoamBOOST, a Boston based technology group that provides cellular infrastructure for hospitality as well as other markets. RoamBOOST's distributed antenna solutions, or DAS, enhance cellular signal for hotels and other multi-use buildings. The technology connects properties to voice and data cellular networks necessary for every day operations. As SVP/operations, she is in charge of projects from initial site assessments, managing installation processes, and ensuring the proper cellular coverage is maintained on each property. Ms. Angelucci is a talented, strong leader, with effective project management skills, and a long-term record of improving efficiencies in the hospitality industry. Skilled in selecting and building high-performance teams, she directed the information technology divisions for several leading companies while retaining exemplary retention rates. Ms. Angelucci brings a wealth of industry expertise from former C-level roles and major consulting assignments, such as Montage Hotels and Resorts, Morgans Hotel Group, Andre Balazs, The Fontainebleau, Twelve Hotels and Residences, Ian Schrager Company, and Capella. She is a member of HFTP, Hospitality and Financial Technology Professionals, and was nominated in 2002 for the "Georgia CIO of the Year" award. Ms. Angelucci earned her bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from James Madison University, and is currently a resident of Milton, Ga. She served as a captain in the Army reserves for 10 years after college. She volunteers regularly and remains active as a board member for many non-profit companies.

Please visit www.roamboost.com for more information.

Ms. Angelucci can be contacted at 770-329-7512 or pangelucci@roamingaround.com

Coming up in August 2020...

Food & Beverage: New Technological Innovations

In the past few years, hotel food and beverage departments have experienced significant growth. Managers are realizing just how much revenue potential this sector holds, both in terms of additional revenue and as a means to enhance the guest experience. As a result, substantial investments are being made in F&B operations as a way to satisfy hotel guests but also to keep pace with the competition. Though it has been a trend for many years, the Farm-to-Table movement shows no signs of abating. Hotel chains are abandoning corporate restaurants and are instead partnering with local chefs to create locally-influenced dining options. Local, farm-sourced ingredients paired with specialty beverages or local wine also satisfies the increasing demand from Millennial travelers who are eager to travel sustainably and contribute to a positive impact. A farm-to-table F&B program also helps to support the local economy, which builds community goodwill. Also popular are "Self-Serv" and "Grab & Go" options. These concepts stem from an awareness that a guest's time is limited and if a hotel can supply them with fast, fresh, food and beverage choices, then so much the better for them. Plus, by placing these specialty kiosks in areas that might be traditionally under-utilized (the lobby, for instance), they can become popular destination locations. Of course, there are new technological innovations as well. In-room, on-screen menus allow guests to order from any restaurant on the property, and some hotels are partnering with delivery companies that make it possible for guests to order food from any restaurant in the area. Also, many hotels are implementing in-room, voice-activated devices, so ordering food via an AI-powered assistant will soon become mainstream as well. The August issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these developments and document what some leading hotels are doing to expand this area of their business.