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Unconstrained Conversations – An IDeaS Podcast

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For hoteliers. By hoteliers. Unconstrained Conversations is the hospitality industry’s collaboration point for real-world stories and actionable advice in revenue management, total profit optimization and driving a connected commercial organization. We'll uncover experiences and hear real-life examples from some of the world’s most creative hotel industry thought leaders.

For hoteliers. By hoteliers. Unconstrained Conversations is the hospitality industry’s collaboration point for real-world stories and actionable advice in revenue management, total profit optimization and driving a connected commercial organization. We'll uncover experiences and hear real-life examples from some of the world’s most creative hotel industry thought leaders.

Location:

United States

Description:

For hoteliers. By hoteliers. Unconstrained Conversations is the hospitality industry’s collaboration point for real-world stories and actionable advice in revenue management, total profit optimization and driving a connected commercial organization. We'll uncover experiences and hear real-life examples from some of the world’s most creative hotel industry thought leaders.

Language:

English

Contact:

952.698.4354


Episodes

Episode 58: The Evolving Role of the Revenue Manager - How Crisis Breeds Opportunity (Sherri Kimes)

7/1/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! This week, IDeaS’ Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Sherri Kimes, the emeritus professor of operations management at the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. Sherri specializes in revenue management and has been named the school's graduate teacher of the year three times, and was awarded the Menschel Distinguished Teaching Fellowship by Cornell University in 2014. In this episode the duo discuss: Here is the Impact of Covid...

Duration:00:20:24

Episode 57: The Evolving Needs of Revenue Management Support

6/24/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! This week, IDeaS’ Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Liz Willatts, director of IDeaS’ global client relationship management (CRM) team. With many markets reopening, the CRM team has been busy helping our 15,000+ clients adapt to the ongoing rollercoaster of changes. In this episode, Liz shares: Please subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast network and share with colleagues in the travel and hospitality space who may find this...

Duration:00:23:32

Episode 56: Preparing for the Guest of the Future (with Anand Jindal of Wharf Hotels)

6/17/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! This week, IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Anand Jindal, group director, revenue management & distribution at Wharf Hotels. The duo discuss: Please subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast network and share with colleagues in the travel and hospitality space who may find this episode useful. Please consider leaving us a review wherever you listen to this podcast. If you are an expert in hospitality,...

Duration:00:25:00

Episode 55: A Look at China’s Hospitality Industry (with Jack Widagdo of Six Senses)

6/10/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! In anticipation of our second Hospitality Tech Hub live event focused on the Asia-Pacific region next week, IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Jack Widagdo, general manager of Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain located in Chengdu, China. Jack and his team are achieving record performance by focusing on their domestic drive to market, maintaining the exceptional service Six Senses is known for while optimizing ADR from the...

Duration:00:26:29

Episode 54: Career Advice from the Field for Aspiring Revenue Leaders – Part 1

6/3/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! This week, we are excited to share a special episode with you. At IDeaS, we’ve always been passionate about supporting educational opportunities for future generations of revenue leaders. We offer academic scholarships, free Revenue Management Foundations courses, and work closely with related educational programs around the world. We are also in the running for being named a Top Internship Program in WayUp’s Top 100 Internship...

Duration:00:19:48

Episode 53: How Digitization, Personalization & Merchandising Impact Hotels of the Future (with Frank Trampert)

5/27/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! This week, IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Frank Trampert, managing director of Sabre Hospitality. Coming to you directly from the 2021 Hotel Revenue Forum, Klaus and Frank discuss how digitization, personalization, and merchandising impact the future of hospitality. Please subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast network and share with colleagues in the travel and hospitality space who may find this...

Duration:00:28:46

Episode 52: What should we revenue manage—a guest, a service or a space? (with Richard Valtr)

5/20/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! This week, IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Richard Valtr, founder of Mews. Klaus was intrigued about having this conversation after reading Richard’s PhocusWire article: “Under the sheets – optimize your hotel to maximize revenue”. In this conversation Richard advocates for completely challenging the notion of what and who the hotel industry is selling and talks about revenue managing the guest vs. the rooms. Please...

Duration:00:25:22

Episode 51: Preparing for the Travel & Hospitality Renaissance with Chris Green

5/13/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! This week, IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Chris Green, president and CEO of Chesapeake Hospitality, a third-party hotel management company.In this episode, Chris shares his perspective on the post-pandemic renaissance in the hospitality industry and how revenue management drives the competitive advantage. Chris also shares his powerful insights for future revenue leaders joining an industry during a...

Duration:00:25:00

Episode 50: Convergence & COVID with Max Starkov

4/29/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! This week, IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Max Starkov, an industry consultant with over 20 years of experience in hospitality technology and digital marketing. Max shares some strong opinions on the current state of the industry and what it will take for hotels to thrive in the future. Topics discussed include: Please subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast network and share with colleagues in the travel...

Duration:00:39:12

Episode 49: How Revenue Management has Changed for the Better with Nele Neirynck – Accor

4/22/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! This week, IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Nele Neirynck, vice president of revenue management strategy, pricing and systems at Accor Hotels. Nele shares her perspectives on the changing role of revenue management and how the pandemic has transformed it for the better. Other topics discussed include: Please subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast network and share with colleagues in the travel and...

Duration:00:21:45

Episode 48: The Correlation between Diapers & Beer with Mike Chuma

4/15/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! This week, IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Mike Chuma, IDeaS’ vice president of marketing, engagement & enablement. In this episode, Mike and Klaus expand on last week’s podcast: Lessons Hospitality Can Learn from Retail with Marco Nijhof. Other topics discussed include: Please subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast network and share with colleagues in the travel and hospitality space who may find this...

Duration:00:24:58

Episode 47: Lessons Hospitality Can Learn from Retail with Marco Nijhof

4/8/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! This week, IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Marco Nijhof, group director of hospitality & guest experience at Value Retail. After having “done it all” in the hospitality industry, Marco applied his vast knowledge and experience in the retail sector. He is passionate about creating the right balance between digital and human interactions to enhance guest loyalty and value. In this episode, Marco shares what hospitality...

Duration:00:27:04

Episode 46: Breaking Down Silos Toward Luxury Commercial Strategy with Jan Arnold – Rocco Forte Hotels

4/1/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! This week, IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Jan Arnold, vice president of sales at Rocco Forte Hotels. With over 17 years of working with luxury hotel brands, Jan has a wealth of experience to share. Klaus and Jan discuss a variety of topics including: Please subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast network and share with colleagues in the travel and hospitality space who may find this episode useful.

Duration:00:22:21

Episode 45: Checking the Pulse of Revenue Management – Ulrich Pillau & Klaus Kohlmayr

3/25/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! On this very special episode the tables are turned and the interviewer, IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr, becomes the interviewee. Ulrich Pillau, CEO & co-founder of Apaleo interviews Klaus on The Pulse by Apaleo: The Voice Of Hospitality Tech Leaders Podcast. We are sharing their insight-packed discussion with you here. Topics addressed include: Please subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast network and share with...

Duration:00:32:23

Episode 44: Key Takeaways from the Hospitality Technology Hub Live Event

3/18/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! On March 8, we gathered over 30 hospitality technology thought leaders for two live sessions hosted on IDeaS’ Hospitality Technology Hub. Hundreds of participants listened to established technology providers, start-ups, consultants, and hoteliers discuss the accelerating pace of innovation in the industry and the lessons learned from the last 12 months. Both sessions, Achieving Commercial Success and Convergence of Data are now...

Duration:00:29:27

Episode 43: Black Swan Events – How to Overcome the Unexpected

3/11/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! This week, IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Heidi Albignac, vice president of client operations at IDeaS. In her 20+ years in service and support roles, Heidi has experienced her fair share of black swan events—9/11, the financial crisis, natural disasters, and political unrest. Drawing from those experiences, Heidi helped coordinate IDeaS’ COVID-19 response operation to best support IDeaS’ clients during this...

Duration:00:27:58

Episode 42: A Recipe for Commercial Success – Ben Thomas, Penta Hotels

3/4/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! This week, IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Ben Thomas, chief commercial officer at Penta Hotels. Ben has a wealth of knowledge to share with hotel companies in the process of contemplating a move toward a commercial success framework. Topics discussed in this episode include: Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast network and share with colleagues in the travel and hospitality...

Duration:00:25:47

Episode 41: The Ultimate Hotel Tech Talk with Jordan Hollander

2/25/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! This week, IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Jordan Hollander, co-founder & CEO of Hotel Tech Report—the “Tripadvisor” of hospitality technology. If there is one person who knows what’s happening in the hospitality tech ecosystem, its Jordan. The duo discuss: Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast network and share with colleagues in the travel and hospitality space who may find...

Duration:00:23:39

Episode 40: Reeducating Hotel Guests to Drive Efficiency & Profitability with Rajiv Trivedi

2/18/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! This week, IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Rajiv Trivedi, managing partner at TST Capital. Klaus and Rajiv discuss opportunities for innovation and increased efficiency in the hotel industry. Rajiv believes now is the time to reeducate both guests and the industry in order to finally make technology the value driver it should be. Topics discussed include: Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to our podcast on...

Duration:00:26:16

Episode 39: Emerging Innovations in Revenue Management—and Beyond!

2/11/2021
Welcome back to the Unconstrained Conversations podcast! This week IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Steve Green, principal sales specialist for IDeaS’ emerging innovations. Klaus and Steve talk about the opportunities and challenges associated with the expansion of the revenue management discipline and how revenue mangers need to ask the right questions to tell the right story. Topics discussed include: Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to our podcast on your...

Duration:00:20:45