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Checking In with Anthony & Glenn


Travel Channel's Anthony Melchiorri and hotel industry expert and No Vacancy podcast host Glenn Haussman empower your business, your career and your life.

Travel Channel's Anthony Melchiorri and hotel industry expert and No Vacancy podcast host Glenn Haussman empower your business, your career and your life.


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Travel Channel's Anthony Melchiorri and hotel industry expert and No Vacancy podcast host Glenn Haussman empower your business, your career and your life.






301: Reinventing Hospitality With Hilton Americas President Danny Hughes

Blockbuster Hilton show today. Danny Hughes, President-Americas, discusses what we've been calling the Great Reset and the opportunity to reinvent hospitality. Plus, why he thinks the future is chockablock with opportunity, their amazing impending return to a Las Vegas mega resort (Resorts World Las Vegas) and more. Then, Laura Schofield, GM of The Conrad Washington D.C., joins everyone to add texture to what i happening at properties. Turns out everyone wants to get married.....NOW!


300: Anthony Checks In

Anthony gives an update of what he's been up to this week. Also, Craig Sullivan, Glenn's cohost on Friday Night Audit, and creator of this week's CLIC Conference, joins to share what he's seeing in the hotel business from an ownership and banking perspective.


299: Inventing Resorts World Las Vegas w President Scott Sibella!

We speak to the President of Resorts World Las Vegas, Scott Sibella, about the upcoming opening of the property! We're so excited to see the first new ground up resort to open in Vegas in more than a decade. Here's a taste of what to expect.


298: No Vacancy Job Fair!

After the great success of our first job fair we are back with another set of great companies who are hiring right now! We're featuring JOBS ALERT!! More great companies, real jobs, real contact info. Companies showcased include: Aimbridge - 5:00 Resorts World LAs Vegas - 20:20 AHLA - 35:45 Sonesta - 49:20 Salamander Hotels - 1:00:56 Plus, Mark Galvin at 1:30:25 on getting your LinkedIn profile looking great! Watch and share this show now, please!


297: This Pre-Open Hotel Technology Changes Everything!

This is super cool. We caught up with our friends from HITT Contracting Inc., and Peter Lanfranchi shares this neat technology they're using to help hoteliers visualize a hotel construction project as it comes together, each step of the way. They're speeding up construction time, decision making and saving people trips to the site too. This is some serious cool stuff and we're showing it off.


296: Global Hotel Alliance CEO on State of Global Travel

Christopher Hartley is CEO of the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. Global Hotel Alliance, which uses a shared technology platform for its member brands, and operates a multi-brand loyalty program, DISCOVERY, which helps smaller brads compete against the huge companies. We discuss the global travel outlook, the push for leisure travel and how hotels will need to change who they market to and how they do it once the pandemic is finally out of our collective lives.


295: What Hospitality Students Are Dying to Know! And We Answer Truthfully!

Hospitality students turn the tables on Anthony, Kimberly Christner, CEO of Cornerstone Hospitality, LLC and myself. Find out what's on the minds of these young hoteliers as they pepper us with questions to make sure they'll be the next greatest team member. Gaby Turiel, University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Diana Lopez, Florida Atlantic University; Snigda Madaraju, George Mason University.


294: Hotelier Sues For Covid Relief! Plus, CEO on Reinventing hiHotels

Hotelier and former AAHOA Chair Tarun Patel is suing his insurance company for not paying out on his business interruption insurance. Then, President & CEO Chris Guimbellot of hihotels discusses his franchising strategy for brands such as Red Carpet Inn, Scottish Inns, Master Hosts Inns, Downtowner Inns and Passport Inn.


293: Luxury On Central Park: The Pierre

Great interview! Francois-Olivier Luiggi, General Manager of The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel, about the art of delivering world class service to world leaders, celebrities, high profile CEOs and they continue living up to their Five Star Service during the pandemic. Plus, learn the value of having a back up stunt duck.


292: How To Best Position Yourself For Hotel Employment

We talk to Chris Rutt, VP of Talent Acquisition & Development for Crestline Hotels & Resorts about how people can increase their chances in a job search. But first we hear from Del Ross about some employment and wage statistics.


291: Remembering a Hotel Industry Legend/ Then How To Bridge The Gap Between Academia and the Industry

Mike Stengel, who recently retired from Marriott International after 40 years joins us to remember a legend in the industry, Arne Sorenson, who died this week from pancreatic cancer. Then we talk to Suzanne Dawn Bagnera about you the industry and academia can bridge the gap between students and employment.


290: Increase Your Hotel's Revenue Now!

We talk to Mike Fiorentino & Robin Simons of Revenue Solutions about how hoteliers can build business, enhance revenue, and create awareness to increase their overall revenue. And yes, we mean right now.


289: Hotels Design Matters More Than You Know! Here's why.

Stacy Shoemaker Rauen is all about design. Though she's known as the editor in chief for Hospitality Design (HD) magazine, she's much more. Incredibly connected on the design side of hospitality, she's gone way beyond reporting on the trends: now she shapes them. Also, W Chris Green, CHA, CEO of Chesapeake Hospitality, provides the ownership perspective on design. A special shoutout to Lightstone and Moxy Hotels South Beach, which figures prominently in this episode.


288: AHLA CEO Reports Critical Info. Plus, Exec Runs Events for 45,000, What he Thinks about Trade Shows

Chip Rogers, President and CEO of AHLA joins for an important political update as well as an important travel related discussion. Plus, Glenn goes off again on dumb regulations implemented in certain states. Then we all miss going to conventions and trade shows. We talk to Jim Pittas of PMMI, an association running multiple events with some attracting 45,000 people or more, about the state of traditional conventions, what he expects moving forward, and what hotels can do to make him welcome...


287: Roxbury Stratton Falls is A Hotel Designer's Fantasy

We're at the incredible Roxbury Motel, a hotel HGTV calls one of the best in the country. Highly innovative and somewhat surreal, you won't believe this property. The creativity at this hotel is breathtaking and we go behind the scenes with the master creators.


286/: Live From Resorts World Catskills: Sullivan County's Next Big Tourism Move

We are live from the beautiful Resorts World Catskills with Marcio Azevedo, SVP of Operations, about operating a major casino resort in upstate New York, about 80 miles from New York City. Plus, Meghan Taylor - VP Government Affairs & Public Relations, who shares about working with NY State to ease covid restrictions, and Roberta Byron-Lockwood, President/CEO, Sullivan County - Catskills, who discusses the unique opportunities the region has to build its tourism business.


Bonus Show: Anthony & Glenn Guest at HSMAI HI Event!

Anthony and Glenn were recently featured as guest speakers for the HSMAI Hawaii chapter. They spoke not just about the hotel industry but their personal challenges and experiences as well. Thanks to HSMAI for permission to run this episode.


285: Reinventing Your Hospitality Portfolio

Marco Roca has been in the hotel business a long time, closing deals for companies like Caesars, Hard Rock and Wyndham. Now he's investing in a totally different way. Plus, Chris Green, CEO of Chesapeake Hospitality makes his triumphant return!


284:This Kid Ran Hotel After Parents Deported! Plus, Travel Agent Sees Booking Boom

First we get an update from a world class travel agent as to what consumers are thinking and when she feels people will travel en masse again. Then, we hear from Kunal Sah, whose parents were deported when he was just 11. He tells the story of of he survived, ran the hotel and even found time to be a finalist in the National Spelling Bess, all at the same time!


283: Jay Stein, CEO of Dream Hotel Group Update

Jay Stein, CEO of Dream Hotel Group, returns with an update on the company's continued COVID strategy. Yes DHG has continued challenges like many companies, but they're also opening more hotels this year than ever before, as well as Margaritaville's first ever urban resort in the heart of New York City. We hear how this incredible executive keeps the business moving toward brighter days.