Who We Are

Siegel Communications, Inc. is a media company based in Atlanta, Ga. SCI's main business is publishing the magazine Hospitality Upgrade (formerly the Hotel and Restaurant Technology UPDATE). Rich Siegel is the sole owner of SCI (actually him and the many people he still owes money to). SCI also operates the www.hospitalityupgrade.com website. Rich also owns Hospitality Internet Media LLC, the parent company of www.hotel-online.com, the hotel industry's No. 1 news website. Hotel Online also produces a daily worldwide email of hospitality-related headlines.

Rich worked in the hotel industry in the '70s, trained users of hotel applications and then went into a career of selling technology to the hotel industry in the '80s. In 1992, Rich launched Hospitality & Automation that produced a small newsletter for those following the latest technology news for the hotel industry. In 1994, the publication became the H&A UPDATE, a four-color magazine and expanded to include all facets of hospitality including hotels, foodservice and travel technologies. The UPDATE Magazine officially became Hospitality Upgrade in March of 2000.

Rich speaks often on the state of technology at conferences throughout the world and also co-produces technology exhibits at many trade shows including the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show every November in NYC. He also sits on numerous advisory committees including the HITEC Advisory Committee and puts together and moderates the CIO panel every year at HITEC. Rich was the 2003 inductee of the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame.

Siegel Communications, Inc.
70 Mansell Court
Suite 225
Roswell, GA 30076
677.802.5309 Fax


Meet the Company

President & Publisher:

Richard Siegel
678.802.5301 Direct

Executive Vice President
& Managing Editor:

Geneva Rinehart
678.802.5302 Direct
@genevarinehart - Twitter

Associate Publisher:

Anne Boon
678.802.5304 Direct


Design & Online Media Assistant:

Olivia Griffin
678.802.5305 Direct


Editorial & Design Assistant:

Elizabeth Vogan
678.802.5307 Direct


Special Projects Manager:

Savannah Sanders


HOSPITALITY UPGRADE is published for hotel, travel and foodservice professionals including management, independent operators, executives and chains. Each publication educates hospitality professionals on the latest technology software and hardware solutions. Regular coverage focuses on new industry trends and products, in-depth analyses by leading hospitality consultants, insider news and gossip, interviews with top industry executives, and profiles from many of the industries' solution providers. Specific topics include purchasing and maintenance of the following hospitality systems: point-of-sale, property management, back office, sales and marketing, Internet, in-room, restaurant management, central reservations, guest response, handheld/wireless technologies, executive information and more.

Total Readership: over 32,000
Total Countries Mailed: 108
Established: 1992
Issues Per Year: 3

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