Editorial Board

Mr. Weber

Steven D. Weber

Founder, Weber Law, P.A.

Steven Weber, founder of Weber Law, P.A., began his career in New York, as an attorney for one of the largest public law offices in the world. There, Mr. Weber provided legal advice to clients ranging from elected officials to government agencies with budgets of over $1 billion, with respect to a number of sophisticated and large matters, some of which were the subject of national and local media attention. After transitioning to private practice with law firms in New York and Florida, he successfully aided individuals, management of private companies, and even other counsel through numerous public and private scenarios. Mr. Weber ultimately founded Weber Law to provide clients with exceptional levels of legal services and customer service. He has received the highest rating possible from Martindale Hubbell and has been named a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers. Mr. Weber has extensive experience in high stakes real estate and business disputes, trade secrets disputes, contract disputes, partnership disputes, non-compete agreements, derivative litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and construction law. His experience also includes cybersecurity law and high profile fraud related actions. He also advises clients on topics related to corporate formation and analysis of contractual obligations. Mr. Weber has been involved in the South Florida community in various ways. He is a Board member of the Miami Children’s Museum and a member of the Emory University Alumni Leadership Board – Miami Chapter. He co-founded the Miami Children’s Museum’s Playmaker’s Group, which seeks to involve Young Professionals and their families with the Museum. In addition, Steve has participated in his local community by serving on the Board of Directors of the Miami Shores Chamber of Commerce, and has recently been appointed to the Miami Shores Village Recreational Advisory Board. Please visit http://www.weberlawpa.com for more information.

Mr. Weber can be contacted at 305-377-8788 or sweber@weberlawpa.com

Coming up in January 2018...

Mobile Technology: Relentless Innovation

Technology has become a crucial component in attracting and retaining hotel guests, and the need to enhance a guest’s technology experience is driving a relentless pace of innovation. To meet and exceed guest expectations, 54% of hotels will spend more on technology in 2018, and mobile solutions in particular will top the list of capital investments. Many hotels are integrating mobile booking, mobile keys, mobile payments and mobile check-in into their operations. Other hotels are emphasizing the in-room experience, boosting bandwidth and upgrading flat screen TVs to more easily interface with guest mobile devices. And though not yet mainstream, there are many exciting technology developments on the near horizon. The Internet of Things (loT) is taking form in some places, and can be found in guest room control systems, voice activation systems, and in wearable sensors that can be used for access and payment options. Virtual reality headsets are available at some hotels so guests can enjoy virtual trips to exotic locations or if off-property, preview conference facilities and guest rooms. How long will it be before a hotel employs a fleet of robots for room service, or utilizes a hologram as a concierge, or installs gesture-controlled walls that feature interactive digital displays? Some hotels are already using augmented reality for translation services, or interactive wall maps, or even virtual décor. This pace of innovation is challenging property owners and brands to stay on top of the latest technology trends while still addressing current projects. The January Hotel Business Review will explore what some hotels are doing to maximize their opportunities in the mobile technology space.