Marc Heyneker is the co-founder and CEO of Revinate, the leading hospitality SaaS company that helps hoteliers drive more direct revenue and deliver exceptional guest experiences.
Since being founded in 2009, Revinate has grown its offerings to include targeted marketing and data management, guest surveys, and online reputation management.
Prior to founding Revinate, Marc spent over nine years at Akamai Technologies in sales, channels and management roles before running their High Tech division in the US. Marc’s passion for travel combined with 20+ years experience in technology business growth and management led him to co-found Revinate, where he helps hoteliers make their promise of personalized hospitality a reality.
Erica Rich is the Sr. Hospitality Marketing Strategist at Revinate and is responsible for maximizing customer success through education and adoption of hotel marketing best practices. As the developer and instructor of Revinate’s Email Marketing Certification for Hoteliers, Erica has traveled around the world, educating hoteliers on how to become effective email marketers.
Erica has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry, and she holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Arizona.
Many hotels these days have made room for guests with disabilities. Hotel managers and staff should also know what the Americans with Disabilities Act says about accommodating guests with pets. During the pandemic lockdowns, a lot of people added a pet to their household and now they’re bringing Fido along on vacation. Hotel employees need to know how to cater to both consumers who are pet owners as well as guests who travel with a trained service animal. Episode 329 of Lodging Leaders podcast reports on how the ADA defines a service animal and how a hotel is legally obligated to serve a guest who comes with a dog or any other animal.
Nearly 48 million Americans plan to travel over the Fourth of July weekend, predicts AAA. Most of them will drive and many of them plan to stay in hotels. What makes a travel consumer choose your hotel? Price can be a factor but so can the story the property tells through its online photos and its real-life curb appeal. First impressions of a hotel set the tone for the guest’s entire stay. Its roadside image is more important than ever as the lodging industry this summer hangs its hopes on a comeback driven by domestic travelers. Lodging Leaders podcast explores the importance of a hotel’s curb appeal as hoteliers think of ways to attract travelers seeking safety and assurance as the nation emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.