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Hotel CEO Interview Series

Future of Guest Experience

Skift is running a series of interviews with hospitality CEOs talking about the Future of the Guest Experience and the evolving expectations and demands of hotel guests.

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Interview: How Carlson Applies Retail Lessons to the Hospitality Experience

Hotel brands have to strike a balance between listening to customers' current needs and anticipating their future desires, a strategy that takes seamless technology and conscious employees.

Interview: How Carlson Applies Retail Lessons to the Hospitality Experience

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Interview: La Quinta’s CEO on Giving Guests What They Want

The select-service business model must deliver a quality product at an affordable cost so La Quinta listens closely to give customers exactly what they want, without going one step - or dollar - beyond.

Interview: La Quinta’s CEO on Giving Guests What They Want

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Interview: Wyndham Worldwide CEO on Listening to Guests’ Needs

With such a broad range of products across so many markets, Holmes must look at the top-level changes in guest expectations in order to meet as many customers' needs and desires as possible.

Interview: Wyndham Worldwide CEO on Listening to Guests’ Needs

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Interview: Four Seasons CEO on Building a New Kind of Loyalty

Four Seasons is at the beginning of its most ambitious growth period yet, and it's looking to both human touch and technology to improve how it delivers a luxury guest experience.

Interview: Four Seasons CEO on Building a New Kind of Loyalty

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Interview: Jumeirah CEO on Blending Luxury and Lifestyle Experiences

While there is a still a time and place for "white glove" service, even today's highest spending guests are looking for a more curated, personalized version that uses technology to inform better stays.

Interview: Jumeirah CEO on Blending Luxury and Lifestyle Experiences

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Interview: Marriott International CEO on Authenticity and the Guest Experience

At the core of Marriott's massive growth and marketing push is an attempt to evolve its hotel product to match guests' evolving expectations and not get left behind.

Interview: Marriott International CEO on Authenticity and the Guest Experience

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Interview: Best Western CEO on Guests’ Ever-Rising Expectations

Best Western has overcome its brand reputation in recent years to be recognized for its international foot print as well as innovation online and within properties.

Interview: Best Western CEO on Guests’ Ever-Rising Expectations

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Interview: Starwood CEO on Using Technology to Improve the Guest Experience

Technology is at its best when it disappears seamlessly into the guest experience. Not all of Starwood's innovations will catch on with customers, but its efforts ensure that it will offer guests those tools and services that do.

Interview: Starwood CEO on Using Technology to Improve the Guest Experience