Mr. Kohlmayr

Klaus Kohlmayr

Chief Commercial Officer

TSA Solutions

As Chief Commercial Officer at TSA Solutions, Klaus Kohlmayr leads the global team in the development and implementation of measurable and sustainable revenue performance enhancing solutions for the hospitality industry. A veteran hospitality executive, his vast industry tenure includes over two decades of experience in building and enhancing revenue management, distribution and pricing strategies and processes for properties and groups throughout North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Before joining TSA, Mr. Kohlmayr served as Senior Director - IDeaS Consulting for IDeaS Revenue Solutions, where he was responsible for launching and growing the revenue management consulting division. He led a team assisting clients in the hospitality and travel sector worldwide in developing, implementing and enhancing best practice revenue optimization, pricing and forecasting strategies and tactics. Prior to that, he held the position of Director of Revenue Management and Hotel Performance for InterContinental Hotels Group, responsible for overseeing and setting revenue optimization and pricing strategies in Asia Pacific across the InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Express by Holiday Inn brands.

A former member of the HSMAI Americas Revenue Management Advisory Board, Mr. Kohlmayr has been heavily involved in the HSMAI organization in APAC and the Americas. He also previously served as a member of the Revenue Management Advisory Board of the Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management, Singapore and was co-creator and facilitator of the annual Revenue Management Roundtable at Cornell-Nanyang.

Mr. Kohlmayr holds a BS in Hotel Management from the Hotel Management School in Villach, Austria, as well as a certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investment and Asset Management from Cornell University. He is based at TSA’s North American headquarters in Minneapolis.

Mr. Kohlmayr can be contacted at 612-840-3301 or Klaus.Kohlmayr@tsa-solutions.com

Coming Up In The November Online Hotel Business Review




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Feature Focus
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.