Editorial Board

HotelExecutive's Exclusive Editorial Board for 2019

Guest Authors

Academia

  • Eduardo Fernandez, General Manager, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Glenn Withiam, Executive Editor, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Cornell University
  • John Tsoflios, Director, Rewards & OD Division of the HRD, Qatar Chemical; Faculty Member Glion Online
  • John T. Bowen, Dean & Barron Hilton Distinguished Chair at the Conrad N. Hilton College, University of Houston
  • Marvee Marr, Assist. Professor, Forbes School of Business, Ashford University; Faculty Member Glion Online
  • Mary Farmer, Director, Online Programs, Glion Institute of Higher Education
  • Michael Kasavana, NAMA Endowed Professor, School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University
  • Natasa Christodoulidou, Assistant Professor, California State University
  • Paul Vanderbroeck, Chartered FCIPD CC, Leadership Expert, PVDB Consulting; Faculty Member Glion Online
  • Robert O'Halloran, Professor & Director, Hospitality Management, East Carolina University
  • Shahin Sharifi, Lecturer, Macquarie University

Architecture & Design

Boutique Hotels

  • Brian De Lowe, President & Co-Founder, Proper Hospitality
  • Mark Nogal, Global Head, Curio Collection by Hilton, Hilton

Concierge

Development & Construction

  • Adrian Kurre, Global Head of Home2 Suites by Hilton, All Suites Brands by Hilton
  • Curtis Bashaw, Co-Managing Partner, Cape Advisors and Cape Resorts Group
  • Jeff Green, President and CEO, Jeff Green Partners
  • Paul Breslin, Managing Director, Horwath HTL
  • Randy Brown, President and Founder, Soundproof Windows
  • Rani Gharbie, Head of Acquisitions & Development, The Pod Hotels
  • Sam Cicero, President, Cicero's Development Corp.

Eco-Friendly Practices & CSR

Executive Leadership

Featured Hotels

  • Andrew Nielsen, General Manager, The Current Hotel, Autograph Collection
  • David Torres, Corporate Director of Sales, Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts
  • Michelle Woodley, President, Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Food & Beverage

Franchising

Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment

Group Meetings

Guest Service / Customer Experience Mgmt

Hospitality Law

Hotel Analytics

Hotel Market Reports

Human Resources, Recruitment & Training

Insurance

Mobile Technology

Revenue Management

  • Ahmed Mahmoud, Founder, revenueyourhotel.com
  • Ally Northfield, Managing Director, Revenue by Design
  • Amy Bair, Career Services Analyst, Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Angie Dobney, Vice President of Pricing & Revenue Management Services, Rainmaker Group
  • Anthony Clervi, Vice President, UNA Purchasing Solutions
  • Apurva Chamaria, Chief Revenue Officer, RateGain
  • Arturo Garcia Rosa, President & Founder, SAHIC South America and SAHIC Cuba
  • Ashley Verrill, Market Analyst, Software Advice
  • Barb Bowden, Director, Corporate Revenue Management, Peabody Hotels
  • Bernard Ellis, President & Founder, Lodgital Insights LLC
  • Bhanu Chopra, CEO, RateGain
  • Bill Kotrba, VP of Industry Strategy, Leisure, Travel & Hospitality, JDA Software
  • Bill Linehan, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Red Lion Hotels Corporation
  • Boaz Ashbel, Managing Director, Aztec Group
  • Bob Mattler, Managing Director, Pace Equity
  • Bob Lowe, Vice President of POS Intergrations, Heartland Payment Systems
  • Bonnie Buckhiester, President, Buckhiester Management Limited
  • Bram Gallagher, Economist, CBRE Hotels' Americas Research
  • Breffni Noone, Associate Professor, School of Hospitality, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Brian Tkac, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Hotstmark Hospitality Group
  • Brian Bolf, VP of Revenue and Profit Optimization, Kokua Hospitality
  • Calvin Anderson, Senior Vice President & Chief of Revenue Optimization, RLH Corporation
  • Chinmai Sharma, Vice President Revenue Management, Wyndham Hotel Group
  • Daniel Chao, General Manager, Novotel Nanjing East and Novotel Nanjing Central
  • David Chitlik, Vice President - Hospitality Tax, Altus Group
  • David Gilbert, President - Hospitality Group, Heartland Payment Systems
  • Deirdre Martin Yack, Director of Sales & Marketing, Hotel 50 Bowery
  • Denise Broussard, Senior Vice President Revenue Management & eCommerce, Interstate Hotels & Resorts
  • Doll Rice, Vice President of Revenue Optimization, Prism Hotels & Resorts
  • Don Wilson, Senior Vice President, Maxim Revenue Management Solutions
  • Dori Stein, Chief Executive Officer, Fornova
  • Drew Salapka, Vice President of Sales and Revenue Generation, Hotel Equities
  • EJ Schanfarber, President & Chief Executive Officer, Alliance Hospitality
  • Elizabeth Churchill, Chief Revenue Officer, Aqua-Aston Hospitality
  • Eric Gourdie, Strategic Revenue Director, Sceptre Hospitality Resources
  • Francesca Vereb, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Hospitality Cloud, Cvent
  • Gary Isenberg, President, LWHA Asset & Property Management Services
  • Harry Carr, Corporate Director of Revenue Management, Pivot Hotels & Resorts
  • Heather Stone, Global Executive Vice President, CSI Enterprises
  • Inger Oliver, Director of Revenue Management, McKibbon Hospitality
  • J.Carter Allen, Managing Director, HVS Houston
  • Jaavid Bharucha, Corporate Director of Revenue Management, Arbor Lodging Management
  • Jackie Collins, Senior Director Real Estate & Hospitality Division, Arthur J. Gallagher
  • James Gancos, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, The Guestbook
  • Jenna Smith, Vice President of Revenue Management, First Hospitality Group
  • Jesse Ostrum, Vice President of Revenue Management, Vantage Hospitality
  • Jim Sprigg, Director of Database Marketing & Analytics, Intercontinental Hotel Group
  • Jon Higbie, Chief Science Officer, Revenue Analytics, Inc.
  • Jonathan Sockell, Product Marketing Manager, Medallia
  • Kathy Conroy, CEO and Director/Partner , HVS Miami
  • Kell Sloan, General Manager, Best Western Plus Saskatchewan
  • Kelly McGuire, Vice President, Advanced Analytics, Wyndham Destination Network
  • Ken Edwards, Owner and CEO, HMBookstore and Tristar Hotel Group
  • Kevin Robinson, COO & Managing Partner, Aparium Hotel Group
  • Klaus Kohlmayr, Chief Evangelist, IDeaS Revenue Solutions
  • Kristie Goshow, Vice President Marketing, Sabre Hospitality
  • Kristie Dickinson, Senior Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, CHMWarnick
  • Larry Trabulsi, Senior Vice President, CHMWarnick
  • Liz Uber, Vice President of Revenue Management, Pillar Hotels & Resorts
  • Loulu Lima, Principal, LL Consulting
  • Mario Candeias, General Manager, Espinas Hotels
  • Mark Masuda, Vice President of Sales & Marketing , AmericInn
  • Mark Davis, General Manager, Hilton Los Angeles Universal City
  • Matt Lindsay, President, Mather Economics LLC
  • Matthew Goulden, Managing Director, Triometric
  • Michael Brownsdon, Associate, Capital Allowances, Savills
  • Michael Doyle, Managing Director and Executive VP, CHMWarnick
  • Michelle Woodley, Senior Vice President of Distribution & Revenue Management, Preferred Hotel Group
  • Mmatsatsi Ramawela, CEO, Tourism Business Council of South Africa
  • Motti Tadmor, Technology Business Analyst, MICROS Systems, Inc.
  • Nicole Adair, Area Director of Revenue Management, SHR
  • Nicole Adair, Corporate Director of Revenue Management, SHR
  • Nitin Shah, Chairman & CEO, Embassy National Bank
  • Paul Wood, Vice President of Revenue Management, Greenwood Hospitality
  • Paula Macdonald, Director of Communications, McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc.
  • Ravneet Bhandari, Chief Executive Officer, LodgIQ
  • Rhett Hirko, Executive Director, Preferred Hotels and Resorts
  • Robert Mandelbaum, Director of Research Information Services, CBRE Hotels' Americas Research
  • Robert Rauch, Chief Executive Officer, RAR Hospitality
  • Sanjay Nagalia, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, IDeaS - A SAS Company
  • Scott Roby, Vice President, Revenue Management, Evolution Hospitality
  • Sheenal Patel, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, NVN Hotels
  • Shelley Maher, Director of Business Development & Client Relations, Total Customized Revenue Management
  • Sheryl E. Kimes, Professor of Operations Management, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
  • Sonny Kerstiens, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing, Marriott Denver Cherry Creek & Napa Valley
  • Stan van Roij, Managing Director, Easy (Ez) Revenue Management Solutions Ltd
  • Stefan Wolf, Senior Vice President Revenue & Distribution Strategy, Onyx Hospitality Group
  • Stephen Darling, Principal, Stephen Darling Hospitality Consultancy Inc.
  • Steven Pinchuk, Lead Customer Intelligence & Revenue Management, IBM
  • Steven Klein, Partner, Gerson, Preston, Klien, Lips, Eisenberg & Gelber
  • Sunny Brewer, Director of Revenue Optimization, Ashford, Inc.
  • Theodore Mandigo, Professor, Kendall Coillege
  • Thomas W. Storey, President of Hospitality, SONIFI Solutions
  • Tom Engel, Principal, T.R. ENGEL Group
  • Trevor Stuart-Hill, President & Founder, Revenue Matters
  • Will Song, Co-Founder & Vice President of Revenue, Lights On Digital
  • Yatish Nathraj, Hotel Broker, HTL Hospitality Advisors
  • Zak Selbert, Founder & CEO, Vista Capital Company

Sales & Marketing

Security & Safety

Social Media & Relationship Marketing

Spas, Health & Wellness

Technology

Coming up in August 2019...

Food & Beverage: Millennial Chefs Lead the Way

Led by Millennial chefs, hotels continue to foster sustainability, sourcing and wellness within their dining rooms and banquet spaces, and by all measures, this is responsible for an increase in their revenues. In many hotels, the food & beverage division contributes 50 per cent or more to hotel sales and they are currently experiencing double-digit growth. As a result, hotel owners are allocating an increasing amount of square footage for F&B operations. The biggest area of investment is in catering, which is thriving due to weddings, social events and business conferences. Hotels are also investing in on-site market or convenience stores that offer fresh/refrigerated foods, and buffet concepts also continue to expand. Other popular food trends include a rise of fermented offerings such as kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, tempeh, kefir and pickles - all to produce the least processed food possible, and to boost probiotics to improve the immune system. Tea is also enjoying something of a renaissance. More people are thinking of tea with the same reverence as coffee due to its many varieties, applications and benefits. Craft tea blending, nitro tea on tap and even tea cocktails are beginning to appear on some hotel menus. Another trend concerns creating a unique, individualized and memorable experience for guests. This could be a small consumable item that is specific to a property or event, such as house-made snack mixes, gourmet popcorn, macaroons, or jars of house-made jams, chutneys, and mustards -all produced and customized in house. One staple that is in decline is the in-room minibar which seems to have fallen out of favor. The August issue of the Hotel Business Review will document the trends and challenges in the food and beverage sector, and report on what some leading hotels are doing to enhance this area of their business.