Paul van Meerendonk
Director of Advisory Services at IDeaS Revenue Solutions Paul van Meerendonk is responsible for the global development, management and operations of the Advisory Services team and overseeing the hiring, training and management of industry-leading consultants located in London, Beijing, Singapore and Atlanta, as well as growing the consulting team in line with business opportunities. During his time with IDeaS, Mr. van Meerendonk has successfully led several high-profile consulting projects for key clients and hotel groups in gateway cities, resort destinations and regional hubs. These include pre-opening market studies, price and product repositioning, performance analysis, mentoring, audits, process and procedure development and a variety of other revenue management engagements. On behalf of IDeaS, Mr. van Meerendonk has also worked with some of the leading hotel brands around the world to develop their revenue management capabilities and cultures. This included support with the creation of revenue management for hire programs, producing revenue management development roadmaps and improving price and product optimization through the implementation of advanced analytical capabilities. Mr. van Meerendonk started his hotel career with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where he was active in Sales & Marketing and Revenue Management roles in Europe and Asia including corporate and regional positions. He also worked as Asset Manager for Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels in London where he was responsible for asset managing several branded hotels throughout the UK and Europe on behalf of clients. Paul is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt and is currently Vice Chair for the HSMAI Europe Revenue Management Advisory Board. When Paul is not travelling for work visiting clients and helping them on their revenue journey, Paul is traveling for leisure. Having lived in over 10 different countries and travelled to many more, Paul just can’t get enough of seeing the world. If he is not exploring the local cultures and historical sites, you will find him sipping a cool drink in a fancy rooftop bar in some remote or exotic location.
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