Jared is a co-founder and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of HotelTonight, the on-demand hotel booking app. Prior to HotelTonight, Jared led partner development and served on the founding executive team at online video production and distribution pioneer TurnHere.
Jared previously worked at online travel agency Orbitz, serving on the launch team for the hotel product and eventually taking over as General Manager of the company’s Lodging.com brand. He has a BA from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Booking windows are getting shorter and increasingly happening on mobile devices.
If you want to reach the ever-growing number of guests who are choosing to be more spontaneous about their decisions, I encourage you to give HotelTonight a test drive and see if this is a good option for you.
If you want to see what the HotelTonight experience is like from the consumer side, they created a promo code specifically for the lodging leaders community.
First time bookers can get $25 off using the promo code with a $135 min spend.
Ginny Morrison of Evanston, Illinois, is a 33-year veteran of Spire Hospitality, a hotel management company with a portfolio that spans coast-to-coast. As vice president of sales and marketing, Morrison saw the coronavirus pandemic decimate the meetings business. More than a year later, she’s witnessing a comeback as small-meeting planners are actively booking events for the last half of 2021 and beyond. As public health agencies expand COVID-19 vaccination programs across the U.S. and states ease up on public-gathering restrictions designed to keep the virus at bay, the hotel industry is seeing small meetings begin a comeback. In Episode 317, Long Live Lodging covers the state of the small-meetings sector and how hotels can grab their share of the meetings business during and post-pandemic. This report is part of our ongoing coverage about the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the hospitality industry.
The Hunter Hotel Investment Conference will be the industry’s first large event to be held during the coronavirus pandemic. The Atlanta event will be a hybrid format of in-person and virtual access, also an industry first. Lee Hunter, chairman of the conference, knows the level of expectation is high among other conference planners as well as industry professionals eager to network after more than a yearlong hiatus. Episode 316 of Lodging Leaders podcast features Hunter as he tells what it takes to re-launch the industry’s conference circuit amid the COVID-19 outbreak.