Kenneth Taylor

Company: MarkeTeam, Inc.

Position: Senior Vice President

Bio

Ken began his hotel career with the luxury group, Four Seasons Hotels in Seattle, Washington. After various roles at multiple properties, his promotion to F&B Director, and 15 years with the brand, Ken moved to the cruise sector. Ken spent a decade overseeing corporate F&B operations for Royal Caribbean Intl. in Miami, the largest and most innovative brand in the cruise industry. Most recently, Ken was promoted to Senior Vice President at MarkeTeam, previously their VP of Strategic Development. MarkeTeam is a leading F&B consulting and beverage marketing group based in Orange County, California focusing on F&B brand building, bar & restaurant concept development and beverage program marketing since 1991. Ken and his wife Alicia, son Jack and daughter Madison reside in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Mission Statement

Highly focused on creating memorable service experiences that generate return on investment and elevating the hospitality F&B industry, one project at a time.


Geographic Areas

U.S., China


Expertise

Today's customer's minimum expectations are what was considered 'extras' two decades ago. Service protocols, training, engagement, and hospitality design tactics as part of an integral strategy are critical and essential in order to plan for success. Expertise includes: Working with international employee groups, incentives, the Hotel F&B industry, Luxury service, the cruise industry, and hotel operations business


Professional Memberships

ISHC, IHFB, VIBE


Speaking Engagements

UNLV School of Hospitality (2023), Seatrade Awards Show Host/Moderator (2024), Cruise Line Association (2016, 2022) , ISHC Annual National Conference, Vienna (2019) National Restaurant Association (2016, 2017), NRA BAR Show, (2016), Lodging Conference (2017, 2018), Marine Hotel Assoc (2013, 2014), VIBE (2021)



Representative List of Clients

Hilton, Royal Caribbean Group, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America, Disney Parks & Resorts, Disneyland, AMC Entertainment, Regal Cinemas, Hyatt Hotels, Caesar's Ent., Jose Andreas Group, MGM Resorts Intl., PM Hotels, Pyaramid Hotels, IHG, Four Seasons Hotels, City Cruises by Hornblower, Penn Entertainment, Vail Resorts,


Education

BA, WSU 1991


Past Experience

Hotel corporate, luxury hotel, cruiseline operations, planning and management (corporate), additionally, QSR and fast casual dining background