On this on demand and downloadable episode, Hotel Interactive Editor-In-Chief Glenn Haussman has some more interviews for you to learn from.
This week Glenn speaks with Steven Belmonte, CEO of Vimana Franchise
Systems which operates Centerstone and KeyWest Inns brands. We get an update on the state of the brands which includes new construction – yay economy – and his thoughts on myriad topics such as how to get ahead in this business, making your brand stand out, why he thinks the hotel industry needs to do better at recruiting young people, how Steve worked his way up from a front desk position to be one of the most notable people in the hotel business and lots more.
Then we speak with Brian McGuiness, SVP of Specialty Brands with Starwood Hotels & Resorts. He shares his thoughts on the deal making aside of the business, keeping brands relevant to consumers, the psychographics of Starwood customers, driving local business, Four Points and craft beers and we learn about ELEMENT and its high performance structures. We even find time to talk about saline pools.
So get set for an exciting and entertaining show.
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