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Mr. Quinn

Brian Quinn

Chief Development Officer, Domio

A recognized leader in domestic and international real estate, travel and lodging, Brian Quinn has spent the entirety of his career in hospitality, with a wealth of experience across hotel and restaurant franchising, management, marketing, operations, finance and development. His leadership and expertise have generated more than $2.5 billion in revenue growth across multiple public and private platforms.

As Domio's chief development officer, Mr. Quinn is responsible for leading the company's expansion and development strategies as it pioneers an innovative approach to the rapidly growing global apart-hotel concept.

Prior to his role at Domio, Mr. Quinn served as SVP/head of new construction at Choice Hotels, where he spearheaded growth of the company's domestic pipeline to more than 1,000 hotels - the largest in its history. He has also worked in senior executive positions for other hotel and real estate companies, including InterContinental Hotels Group, Driftwood Hospitality, Red Lion Hotels and Hilton.  Mr. Quinn is a board member of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and former board member of both St. Leo University and the American Hotel and Motel Association.

Driven by technology, data and human connections, Domio is a pioneering apartment-hotel brand based in New York. Since its launch in 2016, Domio has revolutionized the industry with cutting-edge technology and innovation. With industry-leading amenities and a best-in-class team, Domio delivers the consistent standards in security and cleanliness of a hotel chain with authentic, locally focused experiences. Today, the brand has established a strong presence in major U.S. markets such as Miami, Chicago, Nashville and New Orleans, and is expanding operations internationally with its first property in Tulum, Mexico.

Please visit http://www.staydomio.com for more information.

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianquinnsf/

Mr. Quinn can be contacted at +1 612-812-7166 or brian.quinn@staydomio.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.