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Leadership & Strategy

SPOTLIGHT ON Alex S. Furrer, General Manager, The Setai, Miami Beach

By Sharon Hirschowitz Alex has spent the last seven years at The Setai, Miami Beach, leading the Quality and Training program that earned them the 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award. Guest Satisfaction, loyalty and developing new business with high profile partnerships like Art Basel Miami Beach are key components to his successful leadership of…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Jaclyn Riley, Hospitality Brand Marketing & Communications Consultant

We caught up with our INSPIRE ‘19 emcee Jaclyn Riley, a hospitality brand marketing and communications consultant who launched Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants internationally after overseeing all communications for the hotels and resorts in the Eastern U.S. and the Caribbean. You launched Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants internationally following its acquisition by IHG. What perspective would…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Jean-Pierre Lacroix, President, SLD

By Sharon Hirschowitz Jean-Pierre is a visionary design thinker who is dedicated to working with retail brands on interpreting the latest trends for their business and creating strategies that have measurable results. He will be discussing the future at the ILHA’s event in Miami and shares some detail on his talk as well as mistakes…

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My Value has no Asterisk

By Lindsay Levinson The list of characteristics that define me as an employee and a leader is long and varied.   Towards the bottom of that list is the fact that I am a woman with cerebral palsy. For the most part, I have proven my value in our industry without having to add an asterisk…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Shadi Omeish, General Manager, 1 Hotel South Beach

By Sharon Hirschowitz We were fortunate enough to stay at the 1 Hotel South Beach late last year just as the weather was starting to cool but the days warm enough to enjoy an afternoon relaxing around the pool. The hotel’s central theme draws on nature on all levels, from their commitment to mind and…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Beth Campbell, CEO of Wilson Associates

By Sharon Hirschowitz Beth spoke at the International Luxury Hotel Association’s INSPIRE’18 Summit in Las Vegas on Creating Experience Through Design and highlighted trends that they have incorporated in recent projects. She has over 25 years of experience in global design and has worked on a diverse portfolio of luxury projects that include the Renaissance…

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SPOTLIGHT ON David Varley, Vice President – Food & Beverage, Canyon Ranch

By Sharon Hirschowitz How can you not get excited listening to David talk about his passion for plant-facing cuisine and inspiring guests to take their recipes home? A trendsetter in the luxury hospitality food & beverage realm, he is dedicated to leading the way to wellness through the art of healthy eating. What culinary trends…

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