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Mailys Pensivy

Senior Director

Contact Information
Education
  • International MBA, Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management
  • Master’s degree in Business Management, EDHEC Business School

Mailys Pensivy

Senior Director

Mailys has more than 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, primarily in  independent and branded revenue management for urban, resort and airport hotels.  As Senior Director, she supports a portfolio of hotels across the United States, optimizing topline strategy in all revenue centers and growing profitability.

Prior to joining HotelAVE, Mailys successfully ran her own revenue management firm, AMC Hospitality, that provided on-going revenue management support, 360-degree audits, budget creation services.  She was the Director of Revenue Management at the Watergate Hotel in Washington DC where she shifted the positioning of the hotel, established the distribution and pricing strategy for public, negotiated and wholesaler rates, changed the hotel room type configurations and installed an upsell revenue program.  While at the Sofitel in Washington DC, Mailys grew RevPAR index over 5 percent in her first year and grew revenue 14% versus a budget of 5%.  She presented ROI analysis to increase the number of suites.

Her prior revenue management experiences also included the the Sofitel in Miami and the Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel in France.

At HotelAVE, we are a team of professionals, each bringing a different expertise, who work together in a fast-paced environment to provide a clear strategy and continuous support to our clients”

Affiliations and Certifications
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), Member
  • Roosevelt University – Manfred Steinfald, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Adjunct professor
  • DePaul University – Driehaus College of Business, School of Hospitality Leadership, Adjunct professor
  • Certified Revenue Management Executive (CRME)
  • Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management Certificate – Cornell University
Publications/Articles

 

  • COVID-19 Forces Hotel Revenue Management To Evolve: Breaking Down Silos And Maximizing Profits – May 2021, hospitalitynet.org (link)
  • Independent Hotels Can Leverage Factors That Influence Hotel Decisions To Steal Market Share – July 2021, hospitalitynet.org (link)
  • The Revenue Management Discipline’s Need to Adapt and Not “Go Back to Normal” – October 2021, HotelExecutive (link)
Has worked at hotelAVE since
2022
Interests and Hobbies

Mailys enjoys hiking and biking (on a bicycle or a motorcycle depending on the mood).