Lucian Marinescu, CEO

My entire professional life has unfolded around the hospitality business, starting from the basic levels of hotel occupancy to corporate management positions. I started the consultancy activity and was involved in the development of more than 30 hospitality projects, in various stages and on various topics: substantiating the investment decision, working with architects and designers, financing assistance, affiliation to hotel chains, pre-openings or acquisitions .

Professional Experience

SEP 2013 – PRESENT

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Hospitality Trading & Consulting, Hospitality Trading & Consulting
Hospitality Trading & Consulting is a company that aims to provide full-service consulting to investors or hotel owners. Our business operations are structured in three main categories: Management Consulting (www.hotelbiz.ro), Amenities and Equipment for Hotels (hotelequip.ro) and Recruitment and Staff Training (www.hotelstaff.ro).
Responsabilities
The organization and management of the company; Supplier Relationship Management (SRM); Finding new clients; M&A transactions; Affiliation to chain hotels; Liaising with architects and designers and overseeing all activities related to property development; Implementation of interior design concepts and compliance with the deadlines; Opportunity and Feasibility studies; Investment analysis; Budgeting and Equipment inventory lists; Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) implementation; Hotel Pre-Opening and Turnaround management.
JAN 2006 – PRESENT

ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT

Trend Hospitality SRL, Trend Hospitality SRL
Trend Hospitality's business profile is hospitality consulting services. The company provides insight for improvement to investors and owners operating in the hotel industry. It is organized in five branches: Basing Investment Decisions, Technical Services, Business Development Support, Pre-Opening Assistance and Management.
Responsabilities
Finding new clients; Contract negotiation; Developing concepts; M&A transactions; Liaising with architects and designers and overseeing all activities related to property development; Opportunity and Feasibility studies; Investment analysis; Budgeting and Equipment inventory lists; Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) implementation; Recruiting and in-depth support in the development process.
JUN 2003 – JAN 2006

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel*****, Bucuresti (actual Sheraton Bucuresti), Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel*****, Bucuresti (actual Sheraton Bucuresti)
Howard Johnson is an international hotel chain, part of the Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest franchisor in the hospitality industry. Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Bucharest is located in the city center; it has 285 rooms and a five star rating.
Responsabilities
Managing and coordinating a team consisting of 90 employees activating in front office, concierge department and housekeeping; Ensuring that the hotel was operating smoothly and effective at all times, at the required standards; Contributing to the Sales strategy development; CRM; Setting the hotel's yearly budget; Statistics and Reports; Staff management and motivation; Consultancy for equipment procurement.
MAY 2001 – JUN 2003

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER

Ibis Hotel***,București, Ibis Hotel***,București
Ibis is a well-known brand of the AccorHotels group's economy segment, the European leader in tourism services. Ibis Hotel Bucharest – 250 guest rooms and 100 employees.
Responsabilities
Managing and coordinating a team consisting of 18 employees working in Front office and Bookings; Ensuring smooth business operations: bookings, check-ins, guest billing, creating metrics for senior management; Staff management and motivation.

Projects

Sc Bega Turism SA, Timisoara
JULY 2017 - PRESENT
SC Moldova Bacau, Bacau
MARCH 2017 - PRESENT
SC Uzina Mecanica Ramnicu Valcea SA, Ramnicu Valcea – Hotel Alutus
MAY 2017 – PRESENT
SC Perla SA, Slanic Moldova
JUNE 2015 – SEPTEMBER 2016
SC Eurotrend Proiect Cluj Napoca – Ramada Cluj
JANUARY 2017 – MAY 2017
SC Yesterday Hotels SRL, Hotel Yesterday Bucharest
AUGUST 2016 – APRIL 2017
SC DS Quality Consulting SRL Bucharest
FEBRUARY 2015 – OCTOBER 2015
SC World Trade Center Bucuresti SRL, Hotel Pullman Bucuresti
OCTOBER 2013 – MARCH 2014
SC Complex Onix SRL, Hotel Bellaria Iasi
SEPTEMBER 2013 – JULY 2014
SC Rex Mamaia SA , Hotel Rex Mamama
SEPTEMBER 2012 – JUNE 2013
SC Eurotrend Proiect SRL Cluj, Ramada Cluj Napoca
MARCH 2010 – JANUARY 2013
SC Cerealcom SA Timisoara, Proiect Hotel Timisoara
AUGUST 2011 – MAY 2012
SC Tina SRL, Sibiu – Days Hotel Avrig
MARCH 2010 – AUGUST 2012
SC D&M Perfect Real Estate Bucharest, Hotel Epoque
MARCH 2010 – OCTOBER 2012
SC Confiden Travel SRL, Pitesti – Ramada Pitesti Hotel
IANUARY 2010 – SEPTEMBER 2011
SC CradMast Group, Bucharest
MARCH 2010 – APRIL 2010
SC Cezion International ARL, Bucharest
AUGUST 2009 – SEPTEMBER 2009
SC World Trade Center Bucharest SA, Bucharest
SEPTEMBER 2009
SC Turism Moldova SA, Iasi
SEPTEMBER 2009 – DECEMBER 2009
SC Spectru 2001 SRL, Ramnicu Valcea
APRIL 2009 - MAY 2009
SC Prefabricate Vest SA, Bucharest
APRIL 2008– MARCH 2008
SC ALPHA BANK SA, Bucharest
FEBRUARY 2008
SC Rom Tel Distribution SRL, Bucharest
JANUARY 2008
SC Sinara Imobiliare SRL, Bucharest
FEBRUARY 2008 – APRIL 2008
SC Tracon SA, Braila
AUGUST 2007 – SEPTEMBER 2007
SC Active Job Consulting SRL, Oradea
JANUARY 2007– FEBRUARY 2007
SC CBC Development, Cluj Napoca,
JUNE 2007– JUNE 2008
SC Global Property Invest Team SRL, Bucharest
MARCH 2007 – APRIL 2007
SC Parc Hotel SA, Ramada Parc and Ramada Plaza, Bucharest
MARCH 2006 – MARCH 2011
SC Grand Plaza Hotel SA – Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel, Bucharest
MARCH 2006 – MARCH 2011
SC IDG Group SRL, Bucharest
SEPTEMBER 2006 – OCTOBER 2006
SC Atlantic Travel SRL – Ramada Sibiu Hotel
FEBRUARY 2006 – JUNE 2007

Other professional activities

NOVEMBER 2009
Hospitality Trends Bucharest, International Hospitality Conference
Activity: Speaker and Presenter: ‘Focus on Romania - The Year after Tomorrow’
NOVEMBER 2009
Hospitality Trends Bucharest, International Hospitality Conference
Activity: Speaker and Presenter: ‘Focus on Romania - The Year after Tomorrow’
NOVEMBER 2009
Hospitality Trends Bucharest, International Hospitality Conference
Activity: Speaker and Presenter: ‘Focus on Romania - The Year after Tomorrow’
NOVEMBER 2009
Hospitality Trends Bucharest, International Hospitality Conference
Activity: Speaker and Presenter: ‘Focus on Romania - The Year after Tomorrow’
NOVEMBER 2009
Hospitality Trends Bucharest, International Hospitality Conference
Activity: Speaker and Presenter: ‘Focus on Romania - The Year after Tomorrow’
NOVEMBER 2009
Hospitality Trends Bucharest, International Hospitality Conference
Activity: Speaker and Presenter: ‘Focus on Romania - The Year after Tomorrow’
NOVEMBER 2009
Hospitality Trends Bucharest, International Hospitality Conference
Activity: Speaker and Presenter: ‘Focus on Romania - The Year after Tomorrow’
NOVEMBER 2009
Hospitality Trends Bucharest, International Hospitality Conference
Activity: Speaker and Presenter: ‘Focus on Romania - The Year after Tomorrow’
E-mail: contact@hotelbiz.ro
Phone: +40 742 081 801
Str. Vidin Nr. 76, Ap. 1B, Parter, 023789, Sector 2, Bucuresti