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New Podcast - Best Western’s CEO and The State of the Industry

Friday, January 31, 2014
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On this episode Editor-In-Chief Glenn Haussman is in Los Angeles and soaking up the sun. OK, not soaking up the sun at all, but looking out a hotel window where there is sun and happy to talk with some great industry leaders. For today’ show we have two great segments.

First up is David Kong, president and CEO of Best Western International. Kong has been shaking up him brand for the past few years by introducing descriptors to clearly define its myriad hotels for consumers. Now they’re looking to debut a brand-new extended stay product, which is already getting many inquiries even before plan are finalized. Plus we get into the state of the brand and where it’s headed. Get a sneak peak at the new extended stay concept at the upcoming HI Connect Design, which will debut during this prestigious event. Register here.

Then we get the scoop on the state of the industry with PKF. Glenn chats with Mark Woodworth, President of PKF Hospitality Research, an affiliate of PKF Consulting USA and ack Corgel, Robert C. Baker Professor of Real Estate and Director of Graduate Studies for the Baker Program in Real Estate, who also serves as Senior Advisor to PKF Hospitality Research. If you like the numbers and want a crystal ball into the years ahead this interview will give you what you need to succeed during the next few years. Join us here each week for a great new show!

This interview will blow you away. Join us here each week for a great new show!



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