Lodging Leaders

By Jon Albano and Judy Maxwell

Lodging Leaders is an award-winning weekly podcast that examines trends and issues impacting the hospitality industry. Each week, we bring listeners on a journey through engaging stories narrated by co-hosts by Jon Albano and Judy Maxwell, and amplified by interviews with hospitality experts and other thought leaders. Each enhanced episode leverages modern media to provide closed captions, chapter markers with images and links, and an expanded multimedia report with downloadable transcriptions, while adhering to strict editorial standards. The longest running, top-ranking hospitality podcast, Lodging Leaders received a Bronze Stevie® Award in 2020 for Podcast of the Year in the 17th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. Its parent company, Long Live Lodging, also received a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Media Hero of the Year category for its expanded coverage of the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis on the hotel industry.

  1. 1.
    337 | Open-and-Shut Cases: How hoteliers managed decisions to close or stay in business
    37:28
  2. 2.
    336 | Never Forget: 20 years after 9/11, hotel industry veterans remember the impact of the terrorist attacks
    30:51
  3. 3.
    335 | ‘Waking Up A Giant’: Armed with fresh data that reveal members’ economic might, AAHOA leaders see new day ahead
    25:20
  4. 4.
    334 | ‘Unsustainable’ Business Model: Hoteliers turn to courts and legislation to reform franchising
    23:52
  5. 5.
    333 | ‘We’re Different’: Small franchisers strive to set themselves apart in a post-pandemic playing field
    27:37
  6. 6.
    332 | ‘Enough is Enough’: New and small franchisers rewrite the book on fair licensing agreements
    27:20
  7. 7.
    331 | Breaking Away: How to recruit and retain young hospitality professionals in a post-pandemic industry
    27:12
  8. 8.
    330 | Youthful Perspective: Industry leader Bijal Patel mourns the loss of ‘an entire generation’ of hospitality workers
    21:58
  1. 9.
    329 | Ruff and Ready: ADA gives hotels a short leash when accommodating guests with service animals
    23:40
  2. 10.
    328 | Curb Appeal: Hotels’ refreshed images designed to attract road trippers
    22:33
  3. 11.
    327 | No Place Like Home: What hotels can learn from Airbnb’s pandemic-recovery plan
    23:55
  4. 12.
    326 | Make a New Plan: CHMWarnick and Pinnacle Advisory partnership signals what’s ahead for hotel industry
    22:57
  5. 13.
    325 | Unique Experience: Independent boutique hotels rebuild the post-pandemic playing field
    23:18
  6. 14.
    324 | Independent But Not Alone: Franchisers’ soft-brand engines drive business to struggling hotels
    19:04
  7. 15.
    03 | Sloan Dean: ‘We have to think differently’
    28:55
  8. 16.
    323 | Be Quick, Be Nimble: Independent hoteliers tell how they operated amid the pandemic
    27:10
  9. 17.
    322 | Rethinking Recruitment and Recovery: Hotel labor shortage hamstrings industry’s comeback
    30:02
  10. 18.
    02 | ‘Own the Upswing’
    29:10
  11. 19.
    321 | Here to Help: Pandemic crisis fuels third-party management growth
    29:52
  12. 20.
    320 | Where’s My Stuff?: Breaks in the global supply chain disrupt hotel projects, increase costs
    22:14
  13. 21.
    01 | Virgin Hotels: An Example of Where the Industry is Headed
    29:23
  14. 22.
    319 | TEAMWORK: Joint ventures strengthen hotel companies’ post-pandemic growth plans
    27:53
  15. 23.
    318 | Gold Standard: General manager of The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis leads property through more than one challenge
    33:06
  16. 24.
    317 | Together Again: U.S. hotel industry begins to see return of small meetings
    23:14
  17. 25.
    316 | Pandemic Trailblazer: Hunter Hotel Investment Conference leads lodging industry’s 2021 event circuit
    19:20
  18. 26.
    315 | COVID Comp Sets: The pandemic has dramatically altered hotels’ playing fields
    34:07
  19. 27.
    314 | No Discounts Available: Smart rate management keeps hotels afloat amid COVID-19 storm
    21:12
  20. 28.
    313 | Staging a Comeback: Hospitality leader Ron Vlasic helps industry build post-pandemic revival
    24:31
  21. 29.
    312 | Spring Breaks for Homebodies: Staycations are a growing trend amid the coronavirus pandemic
    22:10
  22. 30.
    311 | Shelters From the Norm: Hotels used for hospitals and housing face unexpected problems
    25:08
  23. 31.
    310 | Hotels Convert to Housing: Federal COVID-19-relief funds fuel transactions
    25:05
  24. 32.
    309 | ‘Stay the Course’: Kathleen Bertrand recalls hospitality career focused on growth through diversity
    25:31
  25. 33.
    308 | From Guests’ Mouths to Managers’ Ears: J.D. Power study reveals what satisfies hotel customers in COVID-19 age
    20:37
  26. 34.
    307 | ‘A National Story’: Black travel in America evolved with the Civil Rights Movement
    30:50
  27. 35.
    306 | Calculated Risks: Catastrophic 2020 means higher insurance
    21:04
  28. 36.
    305 | ‘Traveling on Hospitality’: Andrew Young remembers life on the road toward civil rights
    27:02
  29. 37.
    304 | ‘This is Huge’: Choice Hotels makes history with Black-owned multi-unit deal
    32:07
  30. 38.
    303 | Hotel Tech Goes Viral: COVID pandemic forces industry to modernize operations
    27:56
  31. 39.
    302 | Value Judgment: Hotel asset pricing in COVID-19 age is different from previous recessions
    31:48
  32. 40.
    301 | The Road Warrior Ahead: Business travel will come back ‘with a vengeance,’ say experts
    33:40
  33. 41.
    300 | 2020 Hindsight: Lodging Leaders reviews hot topics, gives sneak peek of what’s ahead
    54:02
  34. 42.
    299 | Conserve Cash, Save the Hotel: What asset managers are doing to survive the long COVID winter
    26:33
  35. 43.
    298 | Ready to Order: Ghost kitchen concepts may save the restaurant industry
    23:46
  36. 44.
    297 | Reply All: How hotels can use email to build back business
    24:33
  37. 45.
    296 | Flexible Business Model: Apartment-hotels are an emerging trend in an industry in crisis
    36:05
  38. 46.
    295 | Doing Well: Coronavirus pandemic advances wellness design and programs in hotels
    34:33
  39. 47.
    294 | She is a Hotel Investor: What She Has a Deal can teach every hotel investor
    34:20
  40. 48.
    293 | Crisis Managers: Coronavirus challenge redefines GM role
    43:52
  41. 49.
    292 | People of Persuasion: Travel influencers grow in sophistication and significance in COVID-19 age
    34:31
  42. 50.
    291 | On The Brink: Hotel associations lobby on Capitol Hill to ward off disaster
    35:19

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