Guest Lecture Series: Arthur M. Lopez
Arthur Lopez, owner and principal consultant of AML Hotel Consultancy, a hotel management consultancy in hotel design development, hotel feasibility study, pre and post-opening service, and asset management, visited Enderun Colleges this morning as a guest lecturer for Hospitality Administration students.
Mr. Lopez discussed the role of management consultants in the hotel industry. “Building a hotel has very specific requirements, and that’s what hotel consultants are for. We work for the interest of the owner by ensuring that the hotel being built is functional, help them save money without sacrificing the quality of hotel amenities and equipment, and maximize profit.”
Being in the industry for 45 years, Mr. Lopez shared his experiences to the students. He worked as a bellman at Manila Hilton (now Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel) and now, he is the Independent Director of the hotel.
“You have to work your way to the top. Learn the ropes and understand the facets of the industry before expecting a high job position,” Mr. Lopez said.