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Mr. Goldmann

Peter Goldmann

President, FraudAware Hospitality

Peter Goldmann is the Developer of FraudAware/Hospitality, the first on-line fraud awareness training course for hospitality managers, supervisors and line employees. The course is designed to support corporate efforts to reinforce values of integrity and to facilitate compliance with legal and regulatory standards regarding fraud prevention and reporting. Peter also publishes the monthly newsletter, White-Collar Crime Fighter, which provides authoritative insight and advice to corporate investigators, auditors, legal counsel and ethics/compliance officers on how to detect, prevent and investigate internal and external fraud and computer/Internet crime. In his 20-plus years of experience as business journalist and trainer, Peter has also covered corporate finance, human resources, management and health care issues. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, The International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, High-Tech Crime Investigation Association and The Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association.

Mr. Goldmann can be contacted at 203-431-7657 or pgoldmann@wccfighter.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.