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All of hospitality is undergoing a dramatic change as we recover from the pandemic. That's why we are hosting a first of its kind event bringing together both the hotel and short-term rentals sectors to explore "The Great Merging" happening across lodging and how guests are driving the changes redefining the industry.

Join us on May 11 and 12 in New York City as Skift presents its first-ever Future of Lodging Forum welcoming several hundred attendees in-person and many more tuning in globally through our online conference platform.

As the first event of its kind, this groundbreaking new Forum will examine the opportunities and challenges of “The Great Merging” between hotels and short-term rentals. As consumers diversify how and where they stay, look for new experiences and personalized offerings, and also become increasingly agnostic between hotels and rentals, we will soon see the industry adapt and continue to blend the definition of lodging into the future.

Listen in as Skift editors and analysts interview inspiring leaders from across hotels and short term rentals, uncovering the future-focused strategies and consumer shifts bringing these sectors together. We’ll hear from:

  • Steve Hafner – CEO of Kayak
  • Amber Asher – CEO of Standard International
  • Gilda Perez-Alvarado – Global CEO of JLL Hotels & Hospitality
  • Tyler Morse – Chairman & CEO of MCR Hotels
  • Jennifer Hsieh – VP, Homes & Villas, Marriott International
  • Shruti Challa – SVP of Revenue, Sonder
  • Arash Azarbarzin – CEO of Highgate
  • Neil Dipaola – CEO of AutoCamp
  • Daniel Rudasveski – Chief Growth Officer & Co Founder of Selina
  • Alex Chatzieleftheriou – CEO & Co-Founder of Blueground
  • Jon Gray – CEO of RVshare
  • Rami Zeidan – Co-Founder & CEO of Life House
  • And more to be announced.

What to Expect

You won’t want to miss this jam-packed agenda, as we convene in-person at the brand new, state-of-the-art meetings facility – etc.venues 360 Madison – in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Inspiring design throughout the spacious new venue will frame our evening reception on May 11, as well as several networking breaks throughout the event to foster new connections and strengthen existing ties across this high-level audience.

If you haven’t been to a Skift Forum, this is no ordinary conference. We go deep with leaders in candid conversations on stage to uncover the ideas and strategies seldom heard. Check out this recent interview with Accor CEO Sébastien Bazin from our Skift Forum Europe event in March:

How to Attend

Registration for this event is $745 for a single in-person ticket, with additional discounts for group bookings starting at $625 per ticket for two passes. Online-only registrations start at $100, with additional discounts for group bookings. Attendees from across the globe will be able to view the video live on May 11 and 12, and it will also be available on-demand following the event for viewing at attendees’ convenience.

As a bonus, attendees can also get a six-month subscription to the Daily Lodging Report for North America for only $100, a savings of nearly $200.


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