- Year started at First Hospitality:2018
Mirela LongoniVice President of Revenue Strategies
As the Vice President of Revenue Strategies, Mirela oversees and guides revenue management for the Hilton portfolio within First Hospitality. Her department focuses on increasing market share and profitability for each of the hotels. Despite each hotel’s differences, Mirela ensures that the revenue management team uses the same positive results through detailed analysis, a proactive market approach, and sophisticated pricing strategies to achieve desired results. Within her team, Mirela’s goal is to always develop strong talent while fostering a culture of accountable revenue management.
Mirela has 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, with 11 of those years spent in revenue management. Prior to joining First Hospitality, Mirela held an Area Director of Revenue Management role with Kokua Hospitality. Before that, she spent four years with Interstate Hotels & Resorts and seven years at TPG as the Area Director of Revenue. Mirela’s hospitality career began in 2002, where she served as a Front Desk Agent at the Hilton Garden Inn in Evanston, Il.
In her free time, Mirela enjoys training for the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. She is fundraising for the American Lung Association, where she hopes to raise $1750 to help them with the important work they do. Moreover, Mirela immigrated to the United States in the late 1990s after escaping the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is a proud parent to two girls.
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