Leadership & Strategy

Spotlight on: Roland Fasel, Chief Operating Officer at Aman

By Laura Gibbs Designing bespoke experiences with Aman in Asia “A typical Aman guest is a discerning, experienced traveller, looking for an experience that goes beyond the resort, an experience that gets under the skin of the destination, enabling them to connect to the spirit of a place.” There are some places in the world…

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Spotlight on Mark Kirby, General Manager of Armani Hotel Dubai

By Dellvin Roshon Williams If there is one hotel that consistently redefines what fashion-branded boutique hoteling means, it’s Armani Hotel Dubai. Mark Kirby, General Manager of Armani Hotel Dubai, located in Dubai’s über-luxury hotel located in the iconic Burj Khalifah, is a veteran of the hospitality industry with more than two decades of experience. With…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Jay Stein, CEO, Dream Hotel Group

Dream Hotels have an engaging brand philosophy. Can you tell us more about it? We are committed to the philosophy that forward-thinking design, service and guest experiences should be available across all market segments. At the end of the day, we create engaging environments that are part of the fabric of the place it calls…

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SPOTLIGHT ON David Goldstone, President for the Americas, DigiValet

DigiValet has come to be known for its continual innovation – what have been some recent innovations that are exciting the industry? Firstly, I would like to emphasize that DigiValet was the first company in the world to bring an iPad based guest room solution to market. As a matter of fact, we did this…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Ellis O’Connor, Co-President and Asset Manager, MSD Hospitality

By Sharon Hirschowitz As Co-Founder and Co-President of MSD Hospitality, Ellis O’Connor has an impressive portfolio of properties under his leadership, including the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and the Hualalai Resort, both on the Big Island of Hawaii, and the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows in Santa Monica California. Consulting projects he would also cover…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Jonathan Pogash, President & Owner, The Cocktail Guru

Educator and consultant for bars, restaurants, and well-known beverage brands, and voted “Best Craft Cocktails of New England” by Yankee Magazine, Jonathan Pogash tells us how hotels are getting it right, where he can work with them on improving their bar program and highlights trends for 2018. How has the luxury beverage experience changed in…

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SPOTLIGHT ON NADINE SYKORA, Travel Influencer – Top Travel Vlogger

By Sharon Hirschowitz Nadine Sykora has some impressive statistics behind her. She is the top travel influencer and travel videographer on Youtube having made over 800 videos gaining 40 million+ views. Here, she talks about identifying the right travel blogger for your property and how to build a successful partnership where both of you benefit.…

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