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.

287 | The Long Haul: Extended-stay hotels show their strength in a crisis

  • 159 | The Power of a Tribe with Jon Albano
    LEADERSHIP
    April 18, 2018

    159 | The Power of a Tribe with Jon Albano

    I just had the honor and privilege of speaking at the Vesta Hospitality Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif. Knowing that I’d be addressing their amazing team of GMs, Directors of Sales, and Corporate Office Executive staff, I decided to talk about the power of a tribe. This episode is that speech. Enjoy! In This read more

  • 158 | 3 Key Elements to Being an Effective Leader with Gary Douglas
    LEADERSHIP
    April 11, 2018

    158 | 3 Key Elements to Being an Effective Leader with Gary Douglas

    Gary Douglas is an investor, a business owner, and a multi-millionaire. He’s also a psychologist, and a sought-after international speaker who empowers people to know that they are the source for creating a life that goes beyond the limitations of popular beliefs and conditioning. Gary founded Access Consciousness® 25 years ago – a $10M+ global read more

  • 157 | Experiential, Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Nightlife Brands with Jared Galbut
    DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
    April 4, 2018

    157 | Experiential, Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Nightlife Brands with Jared Galbut

    Jared Galbut serves as Managing Principal of Menin Hospitality, the Miami-based company known for its experiential, boutique hotel, restaurant and nightlife brands, including Mondrian South Beach, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila and The Gale Hotel. A Miami native, Galbut discovered his passion for the hospitality industry as a teen, working for his uncle at Crescent Heights read more

  • 156 | Asset Protection for Real Estate Investors with Scott Smith
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    March 28, 2018

    156 | Asset Protection for Real Estate Investors with Scott Smith

    Scott Smith, Esq. is an experienced podcast guest, and owner of Royal Legal Solutions, Austin, TX, one of the top asset protection companies for real estate investors in the country. In order to develop strategies to maximize tax savings and protect from devastating lawsuits, Scott invested several years deconstructing real estate investing. In This Episode, read more

  • 155 | Modern Messaging for Hotel Teams and Guests with Sudheer Thakur
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    March 21, 2018

    155 | Modern Messaging for Hotel Teams and Guests with Sudheer Thakur

    Sudheer Thakur is the founder and CEO of HelloShift, an integrated messaging platform for hotel teams, managers, guests, and website visitors. Prior to HelloShift, Sudheer worked for Oracle and was the founding member of a number of Silicon Valley startups. Hoteliers named HelloShift the #1 Staff Collaboration software in the 2018 HotelTechAwards. In This Episode, read more

  • 154 | Inside the Award Winning Hotel Emma with Jamie Fox
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    March 14, 2018

    154 | Inside the Award Winning Hotel Emma with Jamie Fox

    Jamie Fox is a Rooms executive with more than 20 years of hospitality experience, and 10 years leading hotel Rooms Division operations at 4-Diamond rated resorts. Jamie currently serves as Director of Rooms at the Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas. Previously, Jamie served in key operational and revenue management roles at some well known read more

  • 153 | You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader with Mark Sanborn
    LEADERSHIP
    March 7, 2018

    153 | You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader with Mark Sanborn

    Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change. In This Episode, Mark Reveals: The vision behind one of Mark’s books, You Don’t Need read more

  • 152 | Total Revenue Management with Lily Mockerman
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    February 28, 2018

    152 | Total Revenue Management with Lily Mockerman

    Lily Mockerman is Founder, President and CEO of Total Customized Revenue Management. Lily is a dedicated and passionate leader in the Revenue Management Field with well-honed analytical skills, experienced foresight, technical savviness in many hotel systems, and the ability to clearly communicate vision and strategy for her clients and team. After earning a B.S. in read more

  • 151 | Online Influencer Booking, Campaign and Relationship Management with David Gabriele
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    February 21, 2018

    151 | Online Influencer Booking, Campaign and Relationship Management with David Gabriele

    Technology entrepreneur David Gabriele is Founder and CEO of Swayy, the world’s leading Influencer booking and campaign management website in the hospitality industry. Swayy changes the way leisure businesses worldwide market themselves. Venues enjoy increased bookings, loyalty and brand awareness through targeted, scalable influencer marketing. Venues can find, evaluate, book, pay for and review the read more

  • 150 | Real-time Integrated Communications for Hotel Operations with Adria Levtchenko
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    February 14, 2018

    150 | Real-time Integrated Communications for Hotel Operations with Adria Levtchenko

    Hotel technology entrepreneur Adria Levtchenko is CEO and Co-Founder of PurpleCloud Technologies, whose flagship product, Cielo, is a software platform that provides real-time access to data and analytics for operational associates and managers in the hotel industry. Under Levtchenko’s tenacity, creativity and guidance, Cielo has become a mature task management and data platform with proven read more

  • 149 | Get More Bookings with Less Effort with Lynan Saperstein
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    February 7, 2018

    149 | Get More Bookings with Less Effort with Lynan Saperstein

    Luxury marketing strategist, Lynan Saperstein guides boutique hotels and resorts to get more bookings and generate more revenue with less effort in less than 3 months by catapulting client’s ideas into growth + profit through her digital marketing agency, Experience Experts. Our expertise is stunning high-converting websites, traffic-driving social media & domination in your regional read more

  • 148 | Growing Sales and Developing Sales Teams with Rachel Sheerin
    LODGING LEADERS
    January 31, 2018

    148 | Growing Sales and Developing Sales Teams with Rachel Sheerin

    Rachel Sheerin is a public speaker and sales coach focused on helping hospitality professionals grow sales and enjoy their success. Training hotel, wedding, event and facilities teams all over the country, Rachel’s programs and workshops start by unlocking an understanding of ourselves so teams can be better for others. Before devoting herself to helping creatives read more

  • 147 | Mobile Keyless Entry and Remote Check-In with TJ Person
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    January 24, 2018

    147 | Mobile Keyless Entry and Remote Check-In with TJ Person

    As CEO and founder, TJ Person made OpenKey the leader in universal mobile key access technology. With more than 17 years of experience in technology, business management and marketing, TJ knows what it takes to make a company successful. He is known for both his strategic leadership and marketing innovation capabilities. Under his leadership, OpenKey read more

  • 146 | Right Riches for You with Laleh Hancock
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    January 17, 2018

    146 | Right Riches for You with Laleh Hancock

    Laleh Hancock is a transformational facilitator and business coach with more than 25 years of experience building companies and individuals that win. Whether partnering with a Fortune 500 company or a stay home mum, Laleh is dedicated empowering people and organizations of all ages and stages to grow and expand. Laleh is a Certified Facilitator read more

  • 145 | Proactive Strategies for Service and Sales with Hospitality Instructor Keely Law
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    January 10, 2018

    145 | Proactive Strategies for Service and Sales with Hospitality Instructor Keely Law

    Keely Law is Sales Manager for the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa in Florence, Alabama, and she has been part of the hospitality network for over 15 years. She is passionate about women’s empowerment and karaoke, in that order. Her personality can best be described as 1 part sales professional, 1 part skills developer, 2 read more

  • 144 | As You Think, So Shall You Be with Snay Patel
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    January 3, 2018

    144 | As You Think, So Shall You Be with Snay Patel

    Snay Patel is a 2nd generation hotelier born and raised in Los Angeles, California. His parents purchased a small 15 room Motel soon after immigrating to America, and he grew up living on property until the age of 26. Over the years, Snay learned the family business through hands on experience. Today, his company, Hospitality read more

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