The Skift Podcast

Hotels and the Coronavirus

May 29, 2020

In this unprecedented downturn in travel as a result of Covid-19, the crisis is impacting every hotel company, from the top chains to small hotel operators. Major declines in occupancy and room rates are a global problem, which has forced many hotels to furlough employees and others to shutter, or convert to quarantine centers and host healthcare staff working round-the-clock. As this uncertainty continues, especially in Europe and North America, the likelihood of a strong rebound of occupancy within two or three months seems ever more distant.

Listen as Skift editors and research analysts, along with leaders from across the hospitality sector, discuss how hotels might prepare now for the long recovery ahead.

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Agenda

Asia’s Uneven Normality: Business Travel, Weekend Leisure, and Adaptable Operations
Guest: Stefan Leser, CEO LANGHAM HOSPITALITY GROUP
Monderator: Matt Parsons, Skift

Shifts in Luxury, Wellness, and Guest Experience
Guest: Dino Michael, HILTON
Monderator: Carolyn Kremins, Skift

A Data-Driven Look at Hospitality’s Recovery
Guest: Alex Alt, ORACLE HOSPITALITY
Moderator: Jeremy Kressmann, Skift X

Trust and Reputation in the Post-Coronavirus Age
Guest: Adele Gutman Milne, LIBRARY HOTELS COLLECTION
Moderator: Cameron Sperance, Skift

Safeguarding Hospitality’s Future: From Safety to Operations to Brand Messaging
Guests: William “Chip” Rogers, AHLA; Lisa Borromeo Checchio, WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS
Moderator: Cameron Sperance, Skift