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Felix Böttcher – Business Development

Felix Böttcher

In our Meet the Genies series, we give you the opportunity to get to know the friendly faces that make RoomPriceGenie more than just an algorithm. Today, we introduce Felix, a great addition to our Business Development team.

Let’s get to know him a little more…

 

Strictly Business

 
What is your role at RoomPriceGenie?

It’s been four months since I joined the energetic lead gen team of RoomPriceGenie as a Business Development Representative. Besides supporting the sales cycle, I also try to play an active role in bringing good energy to the team!

What is your background?

I recently finished my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Hospitality Management. Over the course of my studies in Switzerland, I had the opportunity to learn a lot about the hospitality sector (especially hotel tech) by being involved in the school’s innovation club, working on projects with start-ups and taking part in several hospitality competitions. After quickly developing a passion for the innovative aspect of the industry, it was clear to me that I want to be part of a company that strives to innovate and modernize the hotel industry which can often be too traditional and reluctant to change. This is why I joined RoomPriceGenie and their mission to make dynamic pricing accessible for every hotel, no matter how big or small.

What do you think makes the RoomPriceGenie solution unique?
RoomPriceGenie has an immediate return on investment and great flexibility in terms of usage. Whether you’re the owner, a revenue manager, or the general manager, our solution is used by a variety of professionals ranging from those who are experienced to those who are less experienced in Revenue Management. It’s easy to use, takes less time, and increases the yearly revenue by a significant amount. It’s not a nice-to-have, but a must-have!
What is something that hotel owners have to deal with that you want to fix?

The core of hospitality is providing exceptional guest service and creating unforgettable memories. In particular, family-owned hotels have a strong sense of duty to always be available for their guests. However, nowadays back-of-house activities such as revenue management can take up a good chunk of a hotelier’s time. We try to restrict this to a minimum so that they can allocate their time to more valuable activities, such as being there for their guests!

What’s the coolest thing you are working on right now?

Getting a solid understanding of my day-to-day tasks was my main priority until recently. Now that I am past the ‘learn the basics’ stage, I am ready to look outside the box and take on more challenging responsibilities.

What is your favorite and least favorite thing about working in hospitality technology?

I really enjoy being surrounded by like-minded people that have the drive to make an impact in a very conservative industry. It can be challenging from time to time, but who doesn’t like a good challenge, right? I also love seeing the positive impact our software has. It’s a rewarding feeling when hoteliers who haven’t paid much attention to dynamic pricing turn into happy customers that experience the true value of our solution and service.

My least favorite thing about working in hospitality tech is probably seeing how narrow-minded the hospitality industry can be – to a point where any kind of change will not be tolerated. We live in constantly changing times when it’s more important than ever to stay open-minded towards new ideas and solutions.

 

A little more…

 
What are the values that drive you?

Persistence. Passion. Stepping out of your comfort zone.

What three words would your friends use to describe you?

Compassionate. Confident. Lightweight (when it comes to drinking) 

What’s the best advice you were ever given?

It’s not only OK to fail, but it’s necessary if you want to learn and grow.

What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend? 

Teaching kids Chinese Martial Arts, spending time with my girlfriend, discovering exotic restaurants with my friends, and going to the gym.