Entries by Jonathan Albano

046 | Stop Selling and Start Listening with Howard Feiertag

Howard Feiertag, CHA, CMP, CHSE, is an industry veteran, with more than 50 years of service to the industry. He is currently on the faculty of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, where he teaches Hospitality Sales as well as Meetings and Convention Management.

044 | Convert Your Guests Into Raving Fans with Rupesh Patel

Rupesh is the CEO of 3Hospitality and SmartGuests.com, and he operates award winning hotels in the Daytona Beach area. Known for his out of the box, innovative thinking, Rupesh has incorporated his marketing and design background into the hospitality industry to deliver simple ideas that bring smiles to guest’s faces and drive revenues for his […]

043 | How to Find, Train and Keep Good People with Rick Takach

Rick Takach, Jr. is President and CEO of Vesta Hospitality – a fully integrated hotel development and hospitality management company based in Vancouver, Washington. In less than 20 years, Vesta has grown their portfolio to 13 properties under management in 8 states. Last year, Hotel Business ranked Vesta Hospitality #78 in their Top 100 Management Companies of […]

042 | Money Isn’t the Problem, You Are! with Gary Douglas

Gary Douglas is a best-selling author, international speaker and a sought-after facilitator known for his intensity of awareness and his incredible capacity to facilitate people to ‘know what they know’. He chooses to embody consciousness in everything that he does which inspires others to choose to become more conscious as a result.

041 | Direct Sales, Customer Satisfaction and Employee Retention with Michael Pleninger

Mike is co-Founder and President of Newport Hospitality Group (NHG) – a nationally recognized hotel management company with operations across the eastern United States. Since Mike and long time family friend Bill Carey founded NHG in 1990, they have grown their portfolio to 34 properties under management in 5 states. Last year, Hotel Business ranked NHG #66 […]

040 | Leveraging Facebook: Insights and Techniques to Grow Your Business with Anna Botha

Anna is the Founder of 23 Degrees North Digital Marketing – a boutique agency that specializes in ROI-based marketing. Their approach focuses on determining which tactics and channels produce the results which add revenue directly to your bottom line. 23 Degrees North currently manages over $30k in monthly ad spend for their clients.

039 | How to Create a Memorable Guest Experience with Tom Conran

Tom Conran serves as a Principal of Greenwood Hospitality Group – a Colorado-based company focused on the acquisition, repositioning, and management of upscale, full-service and select-service hotels. Formed in 2009, Greenwood Hospitality Group has grown their portfolio to 15 properties under management in 10 states. Last year, Hotel Business ranked Greenwood Hospitality Group #60 in their Top 100 Management Companies […]

038 | Don’t Be Afraid to Start Small with H. Mark Daley III

H. Mark Daley, III is President and CEO of The Generation Companies – a real estate investment company based in Raleigh, NC that provides real estate management and development services to individuals, families, corporations, and institutions. In less than 20 years, The Generation Companies portfolio has grown to 25 properties, including the brands Home 2 Suites, […]

037 | Why Digital Marketing is Key for Independent Hotels with Gaurav Varma

Gaurav Varma is Product Marketing Manager for Milestone Internet Marketing – a leading provider of Internet marketing solutions for the lodging industry. Milestone does it all, from Website Design to Search Engine Optimization, Pay-per-Click marketing, Social Media Optimization, Email marketing, you name it. Milestone currently works with nearly 2000 hotels and retail customers, driving over […]