Philadelphia Reader Board has been the Delaware Valley's premier group meeting & event knowledge base for the hospitality industry since it was formed in 2003. We are a full service consulting and market research company specializing in the hospitality industry with a focus on group events, meetings and conventions.

With today's demands to produce more revenue, attract new clients and outperform the competition, sales efficiencies are paramount. In order to exceed the lofty benchmarks positioned by owners and superiors you need information. Information is power. The tools we provide deliver that power you need and allow your sales team to "fish where the fish are" while minimizing the distractions and maximizing the return on your team's efforts.

Whether you are an established market leader searching to make an impact on an eroding market, an operation repositioning for a new level of service or a new project starting up, we can help you direct your sales effort in areas that will produce results.

We bring to your sales team the strategic thinking and tools honed during a quarter century of hotel sales and marketing leadership. We understand the overwhelming demands of your daily routine because we lived through them for more than two decades serving in sales leadership positions with Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton, Wyndham and Ritz-Carlton.
  About Ken Simmons

Ken has worked for a variety of hotel chains including Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton, Wyndham & Ritz-Carlton as well as independent historical landmark hotels.

He has served nearly every type of property including resort, campus, suburban and convention hotels, while working in the Upscale, Upper Upscale and Luxury tiers.
Director of Sales of the Year for Marriott Hotels & Resorts only a year after his promotion to the position
Member of Wyndham's Sales Team of the Year
Member of Wyndham Hotel of the Year

During his career he has always found it important to give back to the industry and his community by serving on causes that matter -
Secretary, Vice President and President of HSMAI
Vice Chair of PCMA's Housing Committee
Board Member of Philadelphia's Multi-Cultural Affairs Congress
Charter member of the Philadelphia CVB Housing Committee
Chairman, March of Dimes Star Chefs Gala

His career has taken him to properties in a variety of economic settings. Ken is known for his ability to build a sales team to turn around properties floundering financially to strong performers. His strategic approach to maximizing his sales efforts led his teams to become efficient generators of the revenue streams that made the most significant impact in the shortest possible time period.

University of New Hampshire - 1979
BS Hotel & Restaurant Administration
Hospitality Market Intelligence
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