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South Florida Hospitality and Tourism Summit

Developing and Designing Hotels For The Next Generation

Event Ended On: Thursday November 7 2019

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Speakers and Panels

Keynote Address

Dan Lesser
Keynote

Dan Lesser

CEO, LW Hospitality Advisors

Developing and Designing Hotels for the Next Generation

Sandra Cardona
Cadillac Hotel and Beach Club, Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

Sandra Cardona

VP, Development & Capital Planning, Hersha Hospitality Trust
Jon Cardello

Jon Cardello

Partner, CUBE 3

How the Brand is Shaping the Hospitality Industry

Michael Schwartz
Amara at Paraiso, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, Harry's Pizzeria

Michael Schwartz

Founder, The Genuine Hospitality Group
Jared Galbut
Mondrian Hotel, Shelborne South Beach, Bodega, Gale South Beach/Fort Lauderdale

Jared Galbut

Co-Founder & Managing Principal, Menin Hospitality
Diana Farmer-Gonzalez

Diana Farmer-Gonzalez

Principal & Co-Managing Director, Gensler
Joe Ferst
Moderator

Joe Ferst

Director, Hotwire

Financing and Investing in Hospitality

Carlos Rodriguez
Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach, Home 2/Tru by Hilton

Carlos Rodriguez

COO, Driftwood Acquisitions & Development
Carmine Zayoun
Conrad Fort Lauderdale

Carmine Zayoun

Vice President, Heafey Group
Christian Charre
Moderator

Christian Charre

, CBRE

Venue

InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131

Ballroom and Floor: Brickell - Lobby Level

Parking Information: $18 per vehicle for the day of the event - does not apply to overnight parking

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Agenda

Time Activity
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee, Breakfast & Networking
9:00 AM
9:15 AM
Keynote Address
9:15 AM
9:55 AM
Developing and Designing Hotels for the Next Generation
Driving Revenue Beyond The Room
9:55 AM
10:35 AM
How the Brand is Shaping the Hospitality Industry
The Art of Storytelling and Creating Memorable Experiences
10:35 AM
11:15 AM
Financing and Investing in Hospitality
11:15 AM
11:45 AM
More Networking & Deal Making

Summary

  1. Creating memorable experiences is the key ingredient to achieving long-term success in the hospitality industry. How are brands differentiating themselves?
  2. Will RevPAR continue to rise despite lower occupancy rates?
  3. How much more of the hotel market can home-sharing businesses like Airbnb absorb? How will low-cost hotels compete with these providers?
  4. What major lifestyle and boutique brands are entering the hospitality space? What effect will they have on traditional players?
  5. With a record numbers of 16 million visitors coming to Miami in 2018, what are municipalities and key local players doing to continue to attract tourists here?

1) What major lifestyle and boutique brands are entering the hospitality space? What effect will they have on traditional players?

2) Will RevPAR continue to rise despite lower occupancy rates? 

3) Creating memorable experiences is the key ingredient to achieving long-term success. How are brands differentiating themselves?

How much more of the hotel market can home-sharing businesses like Airbnb absorb? How will low-cost hotels compete with these providers?

4) Is hotel construction and new supply outpacing tourism growth in South Florida and hurting profits? 

5) With a record numbers of 16 million visitors coming to Miami in 2018, thanks to several annual events like Art Basel and Miami Music Week, what are municipalities and key local players doing to continue to attract tourists here?