Mr. Keizer

Lucas Keizer

Director

Knowledge Centre Sound Insulation

Lucas Keizer is the Director of Knowledge Centre Sound Insulation (KGI) and president of the Foundation Quiet hotelrooms®

He is based in the firm’s Amsterdam office, where he is in charge of Research Services.Together with several knowledge partners, KGI set up an innovation team which has developed a number of sound insulation systems specifically geared to hotels.

Putting together all this information, we have developed a sound measuring technique which allows us to measure the sound insulation level of individual hotels rooms as well as of hotels as a whole. We have tested many rooms with this technique and this has led to the Quiet Room classification system. We are now able to classify hotel rooms into several sound insulation categories based on the specific QR-conditions. If necessary, we can upgrade hotel rooms into a higher category with the implementation of our dedicated sound insulation systems.

Lucas Keizer started the Knowledge centre sound insulation in 2009 and created the Quiet Room label with Quiet Hotel Awards in 2014.

Mr. Keizer has worked with many of the world’s leading hospitality companies, such as IHG, Hilton, Starwood and Marriott. The company has assisted hundreds of luxury independent and branded hotels throughout the world, providing with the Quietroom label and Soundproof solutions.

Mr.Keizer has over 20 years experience in business development, working in the accommodation, Acoustics,Real Estate and sectors of the hotel industry.

He completed his Bachelor Acoustics engineer and his Executive MBA from Amsterdam School of Business.

Please visit http://kgigroep.com for more information.

Mr. Keizer can be contacted at +3184-003-0094 or lkeizer@kgigroep.nl

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Hotel Group Meetings: Blue Skies Ahead
After a decade of sacrifice and struggle, it seems that hotels and meeting planners have every reason to be optimistic about the group meeting business going forward. By every industry benchmark and measure, 2017 is shaping up to be a record year, which means more meetings in more locations for more attendees. And though no one in the industry is complaining about this rosy outlook, the strong demand is increasing competition among meeting planners across the board – for the most desirable locations, for the best hotels, for the most creative experiences, for the most talented chefs, and for the best technology available. Because of this robust demand, hotels are in the driver’s seat and they are flexing their collective muscles. Even though over 100,000 new rooms were added last year, hotel rates are expected to rise by a minimum of 4.0%, and they are also charging fees on amenities that were often gratis in the past. In addition, hotels are offering shorter lead times on booking commitments, forcing planners to sign contracts earlier than in past years. Planners are having to work more quickly and to commit farther in advance to secure key properties. Planners are also having to meet increased attendee expectations. They no longer are content with a trade show and a few dinners; they want an experience. Planners need to find ways to create a meaningful experience to ensure that attendees walk away with an impactful memory. This kind of experiential learning can generate a deeper emotional connection, which can ultimately result in increased brand recognition, client retention, and incremental sales. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group business and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.