Global hospitality brand L.E. Hotels appointed Bianca Porto Barga as VP of account management. Barga brings 13 years of hotel operational experience to L.E. Hotels, with a focus in sales and revenue management.
Prior to joining L.E. Hotels, Barga served as director of sales and revenue management for three different properties under Paligroup Management. She also held positions at Los Angeles’ Mondrian and Sofitel Hotels as director of revenue management. In each of these roles Barga was responsible for managing each property’s SynXis platform to increase property revenues, identify areas of savings, and to improve overall guest experience. Additionally, she also established each property’s sales goals, creating yearly budgets and managing the weekly forecasts.
“Bianca’s extensive background in sales and revenue management will enable her to make an immediate impact at L.E. Hotels,” Efrem Harkham, founder and chairman of L.E. Hotels, said in a statement. “Under Bianca’s direction, we will immediately expand our sophisticated revenue management strategies to ensure that each of our member properties are performing at their peak performance.”
In her new role, Barga will continue to work with SynXis technology to support sales and revenue management for all member properties in the L.E. Hotels portfolio. Barga is fluent in four languages, including Spanish, French and Portuguese, a key asset for member hotel relations.