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Mark Carrier Talks New AH&LA Role

Mark Carrier Talks New AH&LA Role

As president of the B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group, Mark Carrier lives and breathes hotel operations. The former IHG Owners Association chair relishes the opportunity to represent owners’ interests and address the big issues that impact the industry. In 2013, ...

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René Gross Kærskov Talks Hospitality Design

René Gross Kærskov Talks Hospitality Design

René Gross Kærskov has an adventurous spirit. The Danish co-CEO of global hospitality design firm HBA has finished a marathon on all seven continents and the North Pole, where he battled below-zero temperatures while running a grueling circuit through small ...

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Aimbridge’s Dave Johnson Talks Management Strategy

Aimbridge’s Dave Johnson Talks Management Strategy

When Dave Johnson co-founded Aimbridge Hospitality with Les Bentley, another former Wyndham executive, the firm had eight assets and about 1,000 rooms under management. Ten years later, the company now boasts 193 hotels with 27,000 rooms and has had compounded ...

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Hilton’s Kurt Smith Talks Innovation

Hilton’s Kurt Smith Talks Innovation

Kurt Smith and his product quality and innovation team at Hilton Worldwide play with ideas on a daily basis. As the vice president of PQI for the company’s focused-service brands, Smith oversees a 10-person team that develops and implements new ...

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