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Each week, Hotel Interactive presents This Week in Hospitality, an in-depth discussion on the week�s most prevalent hospitality industry issues. The show features top industry leaders, as well as critical news and analysis sure to educate, empower and entertain anyone in the lodging business. Other special interest programs are also included from time to time.

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Each week, Hotel Interactive presents This Week in Hospitality, an in-depth discussion on the week�s most prevalent hospitality industry issues. The show features top industry leaders, as well as critical news and analysis sure to educate, empower and entertain anyone in the lodging business. Other special interest programs are also included from time to time.

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New show

By Tgsfc - Aug 29 2017
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If you enjoyed this show, check out my newest one. It's called No Vacancy with Glenn Haussman. Thanks for the support.

Newbie and Veterans Alike….

By TadGill - Jul 12 2014
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I’m not even in the industry, but love to learn about it, this is great if you are a bellman, owner, or just a enthusiast. It’s my favorite podcast over all subjects. Just wish it was longer or we got 2 episodes a week.

iTunes Ratings

7 Ratings
Average Ratings
6
0
0
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1

New show

By Tgsfc - Aug 29 2017
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If you enjoyed this show, check out my newest one. It's called No Vacancy with Glenn Haussman. Thanks for the support.

Newbie and Veterans Alike….

By TadGill - Jul 12 2014
Read more
I’m not even in the industry, but love to learn about it, this is great if you are a bellman, owner, or just a enthusiast. It’s my favorite podcast over all subjects. Just wish it was longer or we got 2 episodes a week.
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Hotel Interactive Radio Show, This Week in Hospitality

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Each week, Hotel Interactive presents This Week in Hospitality, an in-depth discussion on the week�s most prevalent hospitality industry issues. The show features top industry leaders, as well as critical news and analysis sure to educate, empower and entertain anyone in the lodging business. Other special interest programs are also included from time to time.

Rank #1: Jim Spitzig, How to Own Your Own Hotels

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At some point he realized while design is great, ownership is where people are finding the most success. We learn how he started with small slices of ownership investment and how he is building a major property portfolio. He’s even bringing a major Chinese hotel brand here to the United States, a very interesting strategy we haven’t seen before.
They also discuss how to keep creative and how to keep pushing yourself so you never rest on your laurels, giving back through charitable efforts and more.

Aug 07 2015

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Rank #2: Vantage Hospitality & A Focus on Sustainability

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Roger Bloss, President, CEO and founder of Vantage Hospitality who shares his thoughts on giving mom and pop businesses the tool they need to succeed ... Bruce Ford, SVP Business Development, Lodging Econometrics who pitches in as co-host for the 1st half of the show; ... Sustainability is on the front of many minds and have we got a great discussion for you featuring: ... JoAnna Abrams, the CEO of MindClick who has started the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium to create a sustainability system for the lodging business, who is joined by: ... Dave Lippert, the VP of Procurement for Marriott; and ... Nick Shaffer, from US Green Building Council/LEED ... And more!

Dec 19 2011

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Rank #3: How to Achieve Excellence with Matt Woodruff of HVMG

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To help us discover that excellence within you, we have Matt Woodruff, SVP Brand and Guest Excellence of Hospitality Ventures Management Group.
They talk about creating the ultimate guest experience by imbuing an attitude of excellence in their associates which leads to better customer service. It’s a lot more complicated than just an attitudinal shift by creating the ‘excellence’ mindset. It’s completely different than being ‘good’ and we share how you and you

Aug 17 2015

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Rank #4: Extended Stay and Marriott’s Loren Nalewanski

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The guys chat about many issues including the state of extended stay and how Marriott is emphasizing its extended stay brands such as TownePlace Suites, ensuring guests are empowered to keep their home routine while on the road, embracing new technology such as mobile check in and how to keep customer service up to par in this new world.
Very informative chat where you are sure to learn much more than expected.

Aug 05 2015

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Rank #5: The Leadership Gap with Larry Broughton

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To Larry Broughton there is a severe leadership gap in the hotel business and we explore the reasons why. But he also has an answer and in this wide ranging podcast we talk about leadership and what that really means. Beyond that we dissect American society to better understand how our psyches and life experiences mold our attitudes and points of view when it comes to our professional careers.
We also talk about why grit is so important and how Larry coming from an army Green Beret background shaped the way he does business.
He’s also the founder of yoogozi.com, a site dedicated to making you a better leader.
This is a truly fascinating interview that not only gives insight to an amazing hospitality professional, but provides a great examination of the human condition.

Jul 16 2015

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Rank #6: La Quinta CEO Wayne Goldberg

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They talk about so many topics in this free flowing conversation it’s a great ride listening to it all come together.
Topic include: The effectiveness of humor in advertising, successfully mastering humor to break through advertising clutter, utilizing microsites to enhance branding, finding the right way to connect with your guest through marketing, debunking the myth of the millennial traveler while also deciphering how to earn their future business as they age, the company’s new Del Sol construction prototype, and most importantly we hear Wayne’s journey to the CEO position and the skills he developed to get him there.

Jul 10 2015

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Rank #7: Transforming the Group Meeting Experience

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Camelback is a major ski area and they’ve been upping the summer fun quotient too. So we took opportunity to speak with Michelle Wescott, Director of Group Sales on how the new property will change the area’s dynamic for both families and meetings.
Mind you this is no ordinary hotel, but houses the largest indoor water park in the northeast United States as well as a host of other indoor and outdoor amenities.
So we chat with Michelle about all sorts of topics such as how to attract families to your hotel and what’s hot in group meetings when it comes to a new era of team building events. So much to learn from in this one. Plus, Glenn survived zip lining which was certainly not expected.

Jun 30 2015

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Rank #8: Like a G6

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This wide ranging interview covers the state of their brands, the rapidly changing face of economy/budget hotels, what consumers really want and we get a better understanding of the man himself with some great tips for career minded people to find success in this business.

Jun 19 2015

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Rank #9: WoodSpring Springs To Life

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To understand the philosophy about the company’s new direction, we spoke with Bruce Haase, CEO and Mike Varner, SVP Brand Strategy and Marketing. The share all the info you need to know about why they made the big change, how it affects current hotels and the reason they feel this move is great for owners and customers.
And of course we learn about the genesis of their newest and more upscale brand Woodspring Suites Signature. This is an amazing conversation about brand and consumer behavior evolution you don’t want to miss!

Jun 05 2015

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Rank #10: Best Western’s Miami Vib

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In fact he has Ron Pohl, SVP Brand Management; Mike Muir, VP North American Development and the developer of the first ever vib Richard Morello of Rebuild Miami Edgewater.

Miami is a great place for the brand to debut and we get into all the specifics of the brand and why Rebuild Miami Edgewater has confidence this brand will deliver strong returns.

May 29 2015

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Rank #11: Train, Train and Train Again

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So this week Glenn is chatting with HM Bookstore founder Rick Tomjenovic, who also happens to be a Partner in Tri-Star Hotel Group (http://www.tristarhotels.com) who’s in charge of operations and more. Rick is a guy who totally gets the importance of a well-trained team and wants to empower others to find new heights of success.
In fact, he started HM Bookstore (www.hmbookstore.com) to give hoteliers the tools they need for success. They have amazing materials hoteliers can use to make sure their employees are the best at what they do.
He’s joined by Pamela Barnhill, president and COO of InnSuites Hospitality Trust (NYSE: IHT) with 2 divisions, InnSuites Hotels & Suites which is her Owner/Operator group and InnDependent Boutique Collection (www.ibchotels.com), a group of 20,000 independent hotels. Pamela is not only a strong believer in training and customer service but also uses HM Bookstore with her team.
The two groups have a new partnership, which they discuss too.

Apr 27 2015

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Rank #12: Del Sol Rises at La Quinta

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He’s chatting with Rajiv Trivedi, La Quinta’s Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer all about the new Del Sol prototype, the first of which is about to open. And to share his thoughts on the opening we also have the owner of that very hotel Mike Patel on the show too.

Apr 08 2015

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Rank #13: This and That

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He’s chatting with the legendary Bruce Ford, SVP Business Development with Lodging econometrics about pretty much everything hotel industry related. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and there is a possibility you will learn something.

Mar 30 2015

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Rank #14: Gettys Gets It

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The guys really get into and talk about the fundamental changes coming to a hotel near you. Using the new concept they created along with Red Lion, we get a deep dive into the future of lodging. From how guests will use a hotel to ways owners can make more money, it’s all part of one of the most fascinating interviews you’ll hear all year.

Feb 13 2015

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Rank #15: Hilton Garden Inn Going Global

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But he is super happy because he had the chance to line up two great interviews with amazing Hilton executives.
First up is Jim Holthauser, EVP Global Brands for Hilton Worldwide. Jim also happens to be one of Glenn’s all-time favorite industry people and they have a great conversation on the state of travel today and how Hilton wants to overall up the experience quotient at its hotels through technology. It’s all about turning a transaction business into an experiential one.
Then Glenn speaks with Mark Nogal, Regional Head, Focused Service Brand Management Europe, Middle East & Africa about Hilton Garden Inn expanding around the world. But even cooler is they chat about cultural differences that must be recognized as brands like HGI expand around the world. Great lesson and a fun listen too.

Jan 16 2015

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Rank #16: Hard Rock Making Rocking Changes

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This week he’s at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas and dives in deep with Assistant General Manager Gary Scott. We all know Hard Rock set the stage for cool Las Vegas when it first opened back in the mid-1990s. And we also know it expanded in a huge way by opening up new towers and an expanded casino. But ack! They did it just as the Great Recession destroyed the economy.
Management fell, ownership changed a couple of times, management changed up again and now the property is looking to get its mojo back. Their execs are looking to become the champion of cool once again in Sin City. They’re already doing it with cool residencies such as Kiss, but there are many massive changes in store for this modern classic. . Since we recorded this interview the property announced a Journey residency this spring. Let’s get some tickets and meet up there!
Scott shares how he sees the future of the property, how it’s going to make its core 45 year old plus clientele happy and how Hard Rock will again rule in Las Vegas. You’re going to love this interview because it’s honest and really shows these guys have the knowledge, wherewithal and gumption to make this property, well, Rock!

Jan 09 2015

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Rank #17: Trend Forward Food & Elizabeth Blau

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This week we’re once again in Vegas and talking food. Editor in Chief Glenn Haussman sits down with one of the most preeminent restaurateurs and industry influencers, Elizabeth Blau. (http://elizabethblau.com/) Now you may not know her name but she has influenced food across the country in a very real way. She owns restaurants in Las Vegas with partners such as Rock and Roll Chef Kerry Simon (Palms Place) and Cake Boss Buddy Valastro (Ventian/Palazzo) plus several of her own including the highly rated Honey Salt.
She just reopened the famed Rainbow Room in NYC, and worked with many major hotel companies like Marriott and Ritz-Carlton and bigboy food chains like TGIFridays and IHOP.
The show focuses on her story, current food trends and empowering you all out there how to make more money from your food. This show is a can’t miss experience and perfect to play at your holiday party. Christmas carols can wait!

Dec 17 2014

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Rank #18: The Golden Steer and Old School Las Vegas

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Editor in Chief Glenn Haussman sits down with owner Michael Signorelli to chat about how the restaurant still remains relevant and incidentally delicious all these years later. We also hear great stories from the past regarding, Elvis, The Rat Pack and many more. Even Mario Andretti races his way into this tale.
We’re also joined by Kevin Ball, who’s not just Corp. VP - Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing with American Casino & Entertainment Properties (you know the Stratosphere, right? It’s these guys) but also a huge fan. Then Bruce Ford of Lodging econometrics joins and everyone discusses what is right and wrong with modern Las Vegas and what the future beholds.

Nov 07 2014

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Rank #19: MGM Resorts and the Future of the Conference Business

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So when Editor in Chief Glenn Haussman was last in Vegas he sat down and chatted with him in what became one of the best interviews of the year. He has amazing perspective and has also just finished his tenure as Chairman of Meeting Planners International’s Board of Directors so he has amazing perspective.
Really fun and fast paced conversation you’re guaranteed to love.

Oct 03 2014

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Rank #20: The Death of Atlantic City - As We’ve Known It

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That would be Atlantic City. The city’s casino business is being decimated and in this episode we share with you the real reasons that precipitated the closure of a third of the city’s casinos. While we do feel bad about all those job losses, this market had decades to ensure the city’s vibrancy and frittered it away for easy money.
So we examine what went wrong and how they should have taken a page from Las Vegas, a gaming town that continually and expertly reinvents itself.

Sep 22 2014

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