LODGING LEADERS

Straight Talk About Hot Trends

A weekly podcast that examines news and topics trending in the hospitality industry, shared through engaging stories told by co-hosts Jon Albano and Judy Maxwell, and amplified by interviews with experts and other thought leaders.

237 | Shop ’Til You Drop: Hospitality procurement specialists manage a mixed bag of challenges

  • 013 | Fearless Leadership with Vantage Hospitality President and CEO Roger Bloss
    DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
    July 1, 2015

    013 | Fearless Leadership with Vantage Hospitality President and CEO Roger Bloss

    Roger Bloss has more than 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, starting in the business as a teenager. After serving in executive positions with several major hotel franchise companies, Bloss and his partners started the Vantage Hospitality Group in 1996 and acquired their first hotel. Bloss’ vision was to develop a national hotel read more

  • 012 | The 12-Year Journey to the Top 10 with Magnuson Hotels CEO Tom Magnuson
    DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
    June 24, 2015

    012 | The 12-Year Journey to the Top 10 with Magnuson Hotels CEO Tom Magnuson

    Tom Magnuson is Co-Founder and CEO of Magnuson Hotels Worldwide – a top 10 global chain, and the world’s largest independent hotel group. Magnuson markets over 1000 hotels across six countries and three continents, and they’re the number one conversion brand in the market, with over 400 Best Westerns, 250 Wyndhams and 200 Choice franchises read more

  • 011 | Raising Capital, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, and Prefab Hotels with Dan Rama
    AAHOA
    June 17, 2015

    011 | Raising Capital, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, and Prefab Hotels with Dan Rama

    Dinesh “Dan” Rama is Co-Founder, Partner/Designated Broker of NewGen Worldwide – a real estate investment advisory company that works with owners and investors in all aspects of the hospitality business. The firm provides services for the sale and acquisition of lodging properties, consulting, hotel asset management, and hotel litigation support. NewGen also owns and operates several read more

  • 010 | Success by Association with HFTP CEO and Technology Trailblazer Frank Wolfe
    HFTP
    June 10, 2015

    010 | Success by Association with HFTP CEO and Technology Trailblazer Frank Wolfe

    Frank Wolfe is CEO of Hospitality Financial & Technology Professional’s (HFTP) – a global association serving hospitality professionals that provides members with superior networking opportunities, industry-leading events, comprehensive certification programs, unique educational opportunities, and other essential resources for professional growth. Throughout his career, Frank has been recognized as an industry leader. In 2000, Lodging Magazine included him in read more

  • 009 | OTAs – The Basics, Tools and Strategies with Expedia’s Adam Anderson
    LODGING LEADERS
    June 3, 2015

    009 | OTAs – The Basics, Tools and Strategies with Expedia’s Adam Anderson

    Adam Anderson is the Managing Director of Industry Relations at Expedia, Inc. – one of the largest online travel companies in the world – owners of the consumer brands Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, Travelocity.com, Trivago.com and several other international travel sites. Adam heads up Expedia’s B2B marketing and communications practice focused on hotel industry partners including more than 435,000 hotels in read more

  • 008 | Managing Your Online Reputation with Geordie Wardman
    LODGING LEADERS
    May 27, 2015

    008 | Managing Your Online Reputation with Geordie Wardman

    Geordie Wardman is Founder and Chief Conversion Officer of WaveReview.com, a Software as a Service platform that helps businesses improve their online reputations by proactively increasing the frequency and effectiveness of customer interaction. Over the last several years, he has become an expert in managing your online reputation. Resources & Links Email: geordie[at]wavereview.com Geordie on LinkedIn   read more

  • 007 | A Franchisor’s Perspective with Doug Collins
    DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
    May 20, 2015

    007 | A Franchisor’s Perspective with Doug Collins

    Doug Collins is President of DC Hospitality, a hotel brokerage firm based in Atlanta, Ga. DC Hospitality was formed in 2014 and offers comprehensive brokerage services to the hospitality industry throughout the country. He is also CEO of Hospitality Lodging Systems, owner of the Budgetel and Haven Hotels Lodging hotel chains. Collins served as Chairman read more

  • 006 | Another Day in Paradise with Mukesh Mowji
    AAHOA
    May 13, 2015

    006 | Another Day in Paradise with Mukesh Mowji

    Mukesh Mowji, in addition to being a co-founder & CEO of Pracrea, Inc., is also a Principal in Silver Creek Hospitality and Everest Hospitality. Mukesh is a Charter member of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE), served as Chairman of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) and was President of Leuva Patidar Samaj of USA (LPS). read more

  • 005 | What Makes a Leader with John Hogan
    LEADERSHIP
    May 6, 2015

    005 | What Makes a Leader with John Hogan

    John J. Hogan, CHA CMHS CHE CHO is a career business professional and educator who has held senior leadership with responsibility in several organizations involving operational, academic and entrepreneurial enterprise. He has demonstrated competencies as a strong leader, relationship builder, problem solver and mentor and is frequently invited to speak at franchise meetings, management company read more

  • 004 | Take Responsibility and Own It with Paul Darrow
    LODGING LEADERS
    April 29, 2015

    004 | Take Responsibility and Own It with Paul Darrow

    Paul Darrow is the founder and president of PHD Financial – a boutique investment banking firm specializing in hospitality finance, debt restructure, consulting services, funding acquisition and financial advisory. He’s also a former hotel owner with a strong understanding of hotel operations. Paul began his career in the hotel/consulting/finance world back in 1983, and his early read more

  • 003 | Great Leadership Stems from the Heart with Nancy Johnson
    AAHOA
    April 29, 2015

    003 | Great Leadership Stems from the Heart with Nancy Johnson

    Nancy Johnson’s career in hospitality spans more than 40 years, the last 25 of which were in executive roles with Carlson that include heading up the brands Country Inn & Suites™ and Radisson Hotels International.  Nancy served as Chair of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) in 2012, and initiated AH&LA’s Women in Lodging Council. read more

  • 002 | Using Technology for a Better Tomorrow with RP Rama
    AAHOA
    April 29, 2015

    002 | Using Technology for a Better Tomorrow with RP Rama

    Raman “RP” Rama is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer/Chief Information Officer of JHM Hotels. Born in Malawi, Africa, RP obtained his education from a few different places. While he was waiting for his U.S. Visa, he taught economics and business administration to students who are still in touch with him. Once he obtained read more

  • 001 | About the Lodging Leaders Podcast with Jon Albano
    LEADERSHIP
    April 29, 2015

    001 | About the Lodging Leaders Podcast with Jon Albano

    Jon Albano is the Founder and CEO of the LodgingMetrics dashboard for hotels, and host of the Lodging Leaders podcast. For more than 13 years, he defined Membership Services for AAHOA, one of the fastest-growing organizations in the hospitality industry, with more than 12,500 members owning more than 20,000 hotels that total $128 billion in read more

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