Dr. Siddiqi

Zia Siddiqi

Director of Quality Systems, Orkin, LLC

Orkin LLC

Dr. Zia Siddiqi’s career spans more than 35 years and several continents, and he has designed IPM programs in numerous countries. He holds a Ph.D. in entomology from North Carolina State University and is a board-certified entomologist.

As Director of Quality Systems for Orkin’s Client Services team, Dr. Siddiqi's job is to evaluate the quality of IPM programs, make recommendations on how to improve them, and lead technology implementation for service data collection and reporting. Prior to joining Orkin, Dr. Siddiqi was North American Technical Director for PRISM Pest Elimination in the United States and PCO Services in Canada (both S.C. Johnson Professional companies).

In addition to managing technical, training and quality assurance functions, he obtained ISO 9000 certification – an industry first – for each company’s top-tier commercial pest management programs. He has since led the way in obtaining ISO-9000 certification for Orkin Commercial branches and developing Orkin’s Gold Medal QA™ program for highly sensitive commercial facilities. He is the Technical Advisor for the Vector Control section of the National Environmental Health Association.

Please visit www.orkincommercial.com for more information.

Dr. Siddiqi can be contacted at zsiddiqi@orkin.com

Coming Up In The November Online Hotel Business Review




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Architecture & Design: Authentic, Interactive and Immersive
If there is one dominant trend in the field of hotel architecture and design, it’s that travelers are demanding authentic, immersive and interactive experiences. This is especially true for Millennials but Baby Boomers are seeking out meaningful experiences as well. As a result, the development of immersive travel experiences - winery resorts, culinary resorts, resorts geared toward specific sports enthusiasts - will continue to expand. Another kind of immersive experience is an urban resort – one that provides all the elements you'd expect in a luxury resort, but urbanized. The urban resort hotel is designed as a staging area where the city itself provides all the amenities, and the hotel functions as a kind of sophisticated concierge service. Another trend is a re-thinking of the hotel lobby, which has evolved into an active social hub with flexible spaces for work and play, featuring cafe?s, bars, libraries, computer stations, game rooms, and more. The goal is to make this area as interactive as possible and to bring people together, making the space less of a traditional hotel lobby and more of a contemporary gathering place. This emphasis on the lobby has also had an associated effect on the size of hotel rooms – they are getting smaller. Since most activities are designed to take place in the lobby, there is less time spent in rooms which justifies their smaller design. Finally, the wellness and ecology movements are also having a major impact on design. The industry is actively adopting standards so that new structures are not only environmentally sustainable, but also promote optimum health and well- being for the travelers who will inhabit them. These are a few of the current trends in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.