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Authenticity and Culture with Brian

Season 1, Episode 2 of "The Unfamiliar Shift with Ariela" Listen to Episode 2 now! Overview: Brian began his career with Ritz-Carlton b...

Season 1, Episode 2 of “The Unfamiliar Shift with Ariela”


Brian began his career with Ritz-Carlton but quickly transitioned into boutique lifestyle hotels as a manager with The James brand in Miami.

After launching the re-branded James Royal Palm property, Brian then made his way to New York to manage The James Hotel in Soho NYC. His experience in the New York Market was growing by the day, and Brian was eventually given the opportunity to move over to the iconic boutique lifestyle brand – none other than GrandLife Hotels.

Most recently, Brian teamed up with Generator Hotels to create a Global Sales team overseeing their newly developed US properties, in addition to their newly acquired brand, Freehand Hotels. 

What You Will Hear:

– How Brian entered the hospitality industry
– Ethos and mission of both Generator Hotels and Freehand Hotels
– Hostel revolution
– The authenticity of New York culture
– The Django at the Roxy. Entertainment centered.
– Sales strategies for boutique hotels. Rights and wrongs.
– Investing in boutique hotels and cross-marketing and business alignment
– What boutique means to Brian

Season 1 is sponsored by Solonis, the new property management system designed for hotels. Solonis is also a premier partner member of BLLA!

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