Patrick Smyton

Senior Manager of Client Relationships and Insights

Patrick joined Tourism Economics in 2021 as Senior Client Manager, supporting new and existing clients on the Symphony platform. He brings over 16 years of experience in the tourism industry, with both hotel and DMO experience across finance and revenue management disciplines. 

Patrick most recently was Senior Director of Convention Strategy at Visit Seattle for over seven years. In this newly established role, he directed booking strategy on all convention center business with a focus on space and room optimization in the Seattle market. He developed methods to evaluate space pricing to bridge profitability goals with destination competitiveness and collaborated with hotel leadership to ensure strategic alignment. He also worked closely with senior leadership on data analysis and interpretation. 

His career began with MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas, serving in analyst and senior analyst roles within Financial Planning and Analysis at MGM Grand Hotel Casino before transitioning into revenue management. He was revenue manager for The Signature at MGM Grand Hotel and then New York New York Hotel Casino before being promoted to Director of Revenue Management with collective oversight of three hotels: Luxor Hotel Casino, Excalibur Hotel Casino, and Circus Circus Hotel Casino. He was directly responsible for yield management, forecasting demand, and directing pricing strategies while working with hotel sales, marketing, and leadership teams. 

Patrick graduated with a BS in Hotel and Resort Management from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.