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Hotel Design Podcast

Dec 20, 2018

On this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast we’re featuring Amy Hulbert, Vice President, Boutique and Upscale Brands at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts.

Though Amy no longer has the word design in her title, she’s been responsible for creating the look and feel of the company’s brands such as Glo and Vib, and...


Dec 6, 2018

Today on the Hotel Design Podcast we have Lauren Rottet FAIA, FIIDA, Founding Principal and President of Rottet Studio. Lauren is one of the most celebrated interior designers and architects in the world and holds fellow status of both the American Institute of Architects and the International Interior Design...


Nov 9, 2018

Today on the Hotel Design Podcast we a have Mitch Patel, President  & CEO of Vision Hospitality Group, one of the most highly regarded developers and owners in North America. Mitch is a second generation hotelier, starting his company in 1997 with seed capital of just $3000 after cashing in his 401k and divesting his...


Oct 8, 2018

The Gettys Group consistently ranks amongst the top hospitality design firms in the world. In this edition of the Hotel Design Podcast, we are joined by Ron Swidler, Principal and VP of Branding & Design.

Our discussion takes a deep dive into the history and formation of the boutique hotel business, Ron gives a tip of...


Aug 13, 2018

Today on the Hotel Design Podcast we have Raul Leal, CEO of Virgin Hotels. Raul is a career hotelier who followed his father into the business with the ambition to become the GM of the Miami hotel his father worked at for 43 years. He got his start as a busboy at the same hotel. We learn how Virgin’s inaugural hotel...