Peter Alatsas is a veteran hotelier with over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He has been associated with Fairmost Hotels and Resorts (CP Hotels) in Toronto and Montreal, Marriott International hotels in Washington DC, Dayton, Athens, and Tampa and Starwood Hotels and Resorts (recently acquired by Marriott International) serving in a number of senior international management postings in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Europe. 

An intensive training course on Hospitality Asset Management, addressing the hotel operators, owners and owner representatives is delivered and facilitated by Peter Alatsas. 

Fixed and physical assets in hotels comprise a large portion of the company’s holdings, and proper asset management and maintenance is critical to remaining compliant and meeting various hospitality industry standards. 

The process of evaluating and monitoring an enterprise requires a different set of skills besides finance and accounting that include amongst others, leading, developing, coaching, and mentoring people.

The training course, organized by Quintessence Enterprises Ltd, is approved and subsidized by the Human Resource Development Authority.
The ideas, methods, and techniques discussed are focused on hotels and the tourist industry. 

The program is interactive and enables participants to improve their ability to lead effectively by challenging their experience, analyzing different concepts, sharing insights, and testing their assumptions in general about hospitality industry management and leadership. 

Peter's Hotel General Management postings include; Bangkok, Brunei, Bali, Jeddah, Tokyo, Shanghai, Kyoto, Dubai, Athens, Costa Navarino and Vice President, Six Sigma Starwood Hotels and Resorts Asia-Pacific Division Singapore. 

Peter is regularly asked to opine on the business issues and managers challenges of the day and have guest lectured at various institutions including, Kyoto and Ritzsmeikan Universities in Japan, Drexel University in Philadelphia, DEREE American College in Athens, International Fashion Academy, Jiao Tong, Fudan Universities and Swiss Les Roches hotel school in Shanghai. 

At the end of the program participants will learn;

  • What is the difference between the duties and responsibilities of the Hotel General Manager and the Asset Manager/Owner representative and how these positions synergize to add value?
  • How are skills different than competencies and what are the basic requirements, essential skills and competencies for overseeing and evaluating a business effectively?
  • What to look for in operating Income statements and how enabling systems (Revenue Management and Six Sigma) contribute to realizing the human potential and maximizing profitability?
  • How culture and change affect decision making (productivity) and leadership (motivation) of human resources?
  • How new demographics, innovations and advancements in technology affect managing and the future of hotel operations?
  • How are Marketing and Branding different from selling, and how various techniques and approaches are used to increase image awareness and sales potential?