|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
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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
||About Ken Simmons
Ken has worked for a variety of hotel chains including Hilton, Marriott,
Sheraton, Wyndham & Ritz-Carlton as well as independent historical
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