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IDeaS Announces Third Round Winners of IDeaS Cornell Revenue Management Scholarship

  • 06.29.10
IDeaS Revenue Optimization, a leading provider of forecasting and optimization solutions and services, announced the third round of IDeaS Cornell Revenue Management Scholarship winners. 

Winners include Ranen Lardent, revenue manager at Harrah’s Entertainment, Anu Pietilainen, revenue manger at Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney and Kelly Andrews, cluster revenue manager at Hilton Worldwide. The Scholarship Panel at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration selected the recipients based on demonstrated excellence in revenue management and desire to enhance their profession.

“Revenue management professionals today are taking the lead on giving hotels a competitive edge. We’re extremely encouraged by the level of talent, engagement and genuine concern about improving hotel operations from our scholarship applicants and winners,” said Linda Hatfield, vice president of product management, IDeaS.  “Just as we strive to educate and inspire revenue management professionals to move the industry forward, they equally inspire us.”

The scholarship program, funded by IDeaS, offers hospitality professionals worldwide the opportunity to gain an online Revenue Management certification from Cornell University. Scholarship recipients get paid registration to five eCornell courses, leading to a Cornell online certificate in Hotel Revenue Management.

“I share IDeaS’ excitement about bringing to light the importance of appropriate pricing and revenue management,” said Lardent.  “As someone who manages revenue from a guest rate and player value perspective, the lessons and best practices I’ll take from this opportunity will be extremely valuable to my organization.”

“Looking back on what I gained  from the e-Cornell Revenue Management Certification program, I feel I now take a more structured approach towards the entire subject of revenue management,” said second round winner Sameer Singh, front office manager, Trident Chennai. “It has helped in breaking down the entire process in smaller simpler tasks and logical steps.”

“Since revenue management extends beyond just software, it is imperative to understand and utilize the lessons learned from this program to maintain a successful overall revenue management culture in not only my hotel, but across the entire estate,” added Andrews.

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