HSMAI Grants Hospitality Certification To Hyatt Professionals
Hyatt Associates Earn HSMAI CHBA Certifications Via REDGlobal Program
MCLEAN, VA -- The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) announced today that 70 Hyatt professionals recently earned HSMAI’s Certified in Hospitality Business Acumen (CHBA) credentials. In total 105 Hyatt professionals have pre-qualified for the CHBA certification through hospitality experience and education. The week-long training has been administered around the globe in China, Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, Vietnam, UAE, Germany, and Turkey, with an upcoming event in Chile.
The HSMAI certification examination follows an intensive training week called “Revenue Leadership” designed by Hyatt in collaboration with the REDGlobal Group. The workshop includes classroom instruction, a state-of–the-art simulation called HOTELsim, Hyatt executive presentations, and guest speakers.
The REDGlobal program, presented in the United States as “Managing Business Results” and “Managing Revenue” through the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI), is the prerequisite for HSMAI’s certification.
Successfully completing the training and attaining the CHBA certification signifies that the individual has the demonstrated abilities to be:
- A keen business strategist, fully competent in business acumen and in producing optimal profitability;
- A credible and convincing communicator, advisor, and mentor;
- A knowledgeable tactician in contemporary trading channels; and
- A leader within his/her organization and within the industry.
HSMAI Executive Vice President Fran Brasseux commended the Hyatt training initiative and push for employee certification. “For the credibility of the profession, it is important to recognize hospitality sales professionals who have met and surpassed high standards of education, experience, knowledge, and ethical conduct,” said Brasseux.
HSMAI’s four certifications, including the CHBA, the Certified Revenue Management Executive (CRME), the Certified in Hospitality Sales Competencies (CHSC), and the Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive (CHME), as well as other industry certifications, are more valuable than ever today, producing sustainable results for the individual and for their company’s ROI and bottom line.
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HSMAI is the hospitality industry source for knowledge, community, and recognition for leaders committed to professional development, sales growth, revenue optimization, marketing, and branding. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry, and bringing together customers and members at annual events, including HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings®. Founded in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. For more information on HSMAI, contact the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3280; fax (703) 506-3266, or visit the website at .
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