Choosing 30 trailblazing women in hospitality is no easy task—and that is a good thing, we say. The hospitality industry, not unlike other industries, historically has had a scarcity of influential women among its ranks—those who are turned to for leadership, for direction, for prudent input. Fortunately, this is changing, with many more women in the types of positions that they always deserved but were not awarded due to a sometimes intransigent corporate mentality. Now, women make up a greater proportion of executive-level roles, which is why it is so difficult to only choose 30 women for our list. However, we feel that these select women are blazing a path not only in hospitality but in business. Scroll through our list below and read about who they are and what they have done and are doing to push the hospitality industry forward now that the glass ceiling has been cracked.
In 2002, Pamela Barnhill joined her father at InnSuites Hospitality Trust, and rose up through the ranks to become president and COO. At the same time, she founded IBC Hospitality Technologies, which gave her a unique perspective as both a supplier and as an owner-operator. She has also served as a board member for the Independent Lodging Industry Association since 2011. Influence, Barnhill said, is about working with people as much as possible. “Help train and motivate them, share ideas and collaborate,” she said. To stay ahead of the curve, she uses all of her positions—service provider, owner-operator and association member—to share ideas and keep up to date on the latest trends. “Collaboration provides an interesting perspective,” she said. “It’s not just one-sided.” Measuring influence in her different roles can take different forms, from determining guest satisfaction at InnSuites’ properties, keeping employee turnover low and keeping hotels’ satisfaction with IBC’s services high. “We started the software and services business not only for ourselves but for other hoteliers in the Independent Lodging Industry Association,” she said. When talking with other members, several said that they felt like they were operating on an island. “I said, ‘So do I,’” she recalled. While they commiserated, they also developed a concept for mutual support. “What if we help each other out? Hotelier helping hotelier.” As a result, IBC’s software helps with revenue and distribution that can drive down operating and marketing costs. “Software and collaboration lowers the cost of doing business,” she said.
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The 2016 Excellence Award is one that is considered with great calculation and consideration. Acquisition International Magazine has recognized InnSuites Hospitality Trust as the 2016 Most Outstanding Independent Hotel Booking Agency. The 2016 Global Excellence Awards are designed to recognize the very best in the industry. The awards focus on individuals and companies that are succeeding in their business endeavors, innovating, growing, and improving.
InnSuites Hospitality Trust, IBC Hospitality Technologies, is honored to accept the 2016 Excellence Award: Most Outstanding Independent Hotel Booking Agency.
The IBC hotel management system was designed by independent hoteliers for independent hotels. IBC helps hotels maintain their independence. Learn more about IBC Hospitality Technologies and InnSuites Hospitality Trust.
Luxury Travel Guide hosts The Americas Awards which celebrates the very best accommodation providers in the most sought after destinations throughout the region. Luxury Travel Guide is extremely pleased to announce that IBC Hotels has been successful in winning the award for:
The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement, championing the best in their respective fields; therefore, to come out on top is truly an achievement IBC Hotels should be proud of.
Luxury Travel Guide is delighted to pay tribute to and commend all those who have excelled in the hospitality industry. This year has seen an unprecedented number of shortlisted companies, providing strong competition in every category.
All winners of the Luxury Travel Guide Awards are subject to the same rigorous assessment criteria, carried out by our in-house professionals. This ensures only the most deserving firms and individuals walk away with one of these prestigious accolades.
United Kingdom, June 2016- Magazine announces the winners of the LUX 2016 Hospitality Awards.
The hospitality industry is traditionally highly competitive and dynamic, with firms facing a saturated market and demanding clients with high standards, and companies within this industry have had to work increasingly hard in recent years to meet clients’ needs and create a reputation for excellence.
Therefore the 2016 Hospitality Awards are dedicated to rewarding and recognising the firms, and the individuals behind them, that have worked tirelessly over the past 12 months to achieve industry leading success, client satisfaction and market growth.
Discussing the awards, Awards Coordinator Steve Simpson, said: “Throughout the hospitality industry there are establishments, companies and individuals who are working tirelessly to ensure that they meet guests’ needs and provide them with an experience they will never forget. I am genuinely honoured to be able to recognise the hard work undertaken within this innovative and dedicated industry, and I would like to congratulate all of my winners and wish them every success going forward.”
To find out more about these prestigious awards, and the dedicated establishments that have been selected for them, please visit https://lux.acquisition-intl.com/ where you can view our winners supplement and full winners list.
We want to honor and recognize the men and women who create the products, services and jobs that help our economy and communities grow. We are excited about the many significant achievements of these incredible entrepreneurs, applauding them all for taking the road less traveled to launch new companies, open new markets and fuel job growth.
Recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate the country’s most innovative business leaders.
Participation in the awards process elevates your company’s brand awareness through exposure to entrepreneurs, sponsors, judges and guests, many of whom may be seeking customers, alliances, M&A or other growth opportunities. The program credentials you to investors, employees, and customers and gives you the opportunity to celebrate achievements and publicly recognize the contributions of the team who made it possible.
Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists and winners receive great publicity in and beyond their communities, which contributes to valuable network-building. It is not just an award — it is an ongoing community of leadership through alumni events, the EY NextGen Academy, access to advisors, speaking engagements and media profiles and interviews.
It is more than just numbers. Based on a balanced scorecard, awards are given to entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, risk and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Entrepreneur Of The Year candidates include traditional entrepreneurs who are the founders/leaders of high-growth companies. They also are transformational CEOs who may not have started their company but have been essential to its success. Nominees can be CEOs of public or privately held companies, multi-generational family business leaders or divisional CEOs. The nominee’s company must be at least three years old.