09 | Elie Khoury: ‘In every downturn, we learn and we take action’

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Elie Khoury, executive vice president of operations at Aimbridge Hospitality, has faced many operational challenges over the 25 years he’s been serving in the industry. With each downturn, Khoury believes, hotel operators grow smarter and wiser. The coronavirus crisis has forced hospitality owners and leaders to rethink ways of doing business, including figuring out how to staff an operation amid a shallow labor pool.

In Episode 9 of Lodging Luminaries, host Jason Freed and Khoury dig into how Aimbridge Hospitality is taking an unconventional route by embracing the “gig economy” and preparing for the inevitable cultural shift it will create in the hospitality workplace.

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