Posts by SharonHirschowitz

Conference Report Back INSPIRE’18

Conference Report Back INSPIRE’18 By Sharon Hirschowitz The International Luxury Hotel Association held their 7th annual INSPIRE’18 Summit at the Four Seasons Las Vegas 13&14 December, with Ted Teng, President & CEO of The Leading Hotels of the World opening the day with a talk entitled “Look Back to Look Forward”. He reflected on how…

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Ten Questions with Jan D. Freitag, SVP, STR about luxury hotels

1) What is the current state of the global luxury hotel industry? Overall, performance is good to very good depending on in which area of the globe you are operating.  The high end transient traveler has returned in force and we are now finally seeing the return of the group traveler for high end incentive trips.…

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Diana Oreck, Vice President of The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center

The Ritz Carlton Leadership Center was launched in 2000, please can you give us some history on how the concept evolved. The Leadership Center was launched as a result of winning the National Malcolm Baldrige Award twice. Our first win was in 1992 and the second was in 1999. Only 5 companies had won twice…

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