In our podcast, Hotel Happy Hour, we interview some of the most experienced, innovative, and insightful hospitality executives through an informal chat-style session.

Episode 001: Carl Wilson (Retired CIO of Marriott International) and Tim Harvey (Retired CIO of Hilton) discuss their experiences with the 2008 financial crisis and how it compares with COVID19 crisis today.

Episode 2: We sat down with Kerry Ranson, Chief Development Officer at HP Hotels, to discuss the daily challenges facing hoteliers, preparing for the unexpected, and how hotel development is changing course.

Episode 3: We sat down with Greg Miller, former SVP of Marriott Finance, to discuss the state of hotel investment, innovation taking place within the travel space, and ways to spot signs of positivity for the future.

Episode 4: We met with Kirk Kinsell, Principal for private investment and advisory group Panther Ridge Partners and former executive at Loews Hotels and InterContinental Hotels Group, to discuss ways to celebrate hotel workers, the current investment landscape, and the creative ways the industry is adapting to the issues of the day.

Episode 5: We sat down with Michele Sarkisian, Partner at Avenger Capital and Board Member at Healthy Dining, to debate the future of group travel in hospitality, the mentality operators are working with at the property level, how to stand out during periods of reduced occupancy, and more.

Episode 6: We met with Mark Ricketts, President and COO of McNeill Hospitality, to discuss the ways hoteliers are adapting at the property level, strategies for this holiday season, and finding success in unexpected ways.

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