Features Hospitality

Lydia Zakhari – The Trust (Powered by the NFLPA)

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Committed to helping NFL players win in their next chapter, The Trust (Powered by the NFLPA) supports former players when the glories of Sunday afternoon become post-career memories, and new legacies off the field must be created. The Trust offers an extensive array of services and resources to former players through its three pillars: personal […]

Gonzalo Sainz Gout – Irongate

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It sounds like a new paradise in the making, and it’s called Costa Palmas. There on the western side of the Sea of Cortez in Mexico’s Baja California Sur, the Los Angeles-based real estate developer Irongate has bought hundreds of acres. The property is home to some of the world’s most iconic hospitality brands and […]

Karen Sanford – Alterra Mountain Company

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The Great Divide usually refers to the Rocky Mountains, but it could just as easily apply to those who do and do not enjoy its fabled heights. People of color, as well as many other historically underserved groups, have not always had the same opportunities to experience the slopes, raft the rivers or even hike […]

Rob Schnitz – Hyatt Hotels Corp.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As Hyatt Hotels Corp. approaches its 65th anniversary in 2022, it’s come a long way from its first motel, purchased by founder Jay Pritzker and located near the Los Angeles International Airport in 1957. From its roots, Hyatt grew to include groundbreaking, sophisticated hotels with glass enclosed elevators and multi-story atriums. In 1972, it created […]

Charles Corbin – Hilton Grand Vacations

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in early 2020, leisure travel came to a near stop. Essential travel continued, but vacations were canceled, and plans were postponed indefinitely. Charles Corbin had never seen anything like it, even during hurricane season. He watched—and helped—as Hilton Grand Vacations temporarily closed its timeshare properties for the safety of staff […]

Caroline Miller Oyler – Papa John’s International

Est. reading time: 4 mins

She wishes the company’s recent growth wasn’t partially the result of a pandemic that’s closed so many sit-down restaurants, but the market for takeout pizza has been especially productive for Papa John’s International. The now Louisville- and Atlanta-headquartered delivery restaurant chain hired more than 20,000 new employees last year and had a record 2020 in […]

Alexandra Kleiman – The Alinea Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Scrumptious truffle ravioli served on a spoon and meant to be eaten in one bite. Cold fish stew boiling over with dry ice vapor. Rabbit, honeycomb morel fungi, leafy sorrel and fiddleheads arranged on glass rectangles atop redwood pieces to make it seem as if you’re foraging a whimsical forest. And a Jackson Pollock-esque dessert, […]

Ricardo Palacios – Playa Hotels & Resorts

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Make you own beer? Swim with the dolphins? Endless drinks in an infinity pool? An ambitious tourist could make a full day of recreating at Playa Hotels & Resorts in Mexico now, even during the COVID-19 pandemic—but not a few months ago. The pandemic hit the tourist industry hard last spring—and Mexico was no exception. […]

Manuel Suárez Ortiz – OYO Hotels, Mexico

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Think of the industries most battered by COVID-19 and hospitality comes to mind. Worldwide, hotels have been closing or suspending operations. Some of the luckier ones have been sustaining themselves on borrowed time with significantly reduced occupancy. Among those most vulnerable have been the smaller, independent hotels that cater to the budget-conscious tourist or businessperson, […]

Roberto “R.C.” Rondero De Mosier – The Guild

Est. reading time: 6 mins

There are times when his employer gets swept into local controversies over short-term rentals—the kind that have embroiled online lodging giant Airbnb and led to a broader discussion about the current U.S. housing crisis. But as Roberto Rondero De Mosier—just call him R.C.—patiently explains, it’s essentially an apples-versus-oranges comparison. “There’s a big difference in the […]


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