35 min

Authentic Attention to Detail with Kevin O'Shea The Unfamiliar Shift with Ariela

    • Management

Kevin O’Shea is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Salt Hotels. After graduating from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, Kevin pursued a career in the corporate hotel design world. From working with Starwood Hotels and Resorts to Morgans Hotel Group, he strengthened his passion for interior design with every project that came his way. In 2009, he founded a full-service interior design studio called Kevin O’Shea Designs. Specializing in hospitality and residential projects, his studio worked on a range of properties including an executive office at Sony World Headquarters in New York, The Martin House, which has been featured by This Old House and The New York Times, and even his own home. In 2011, Kevin turned Salt House Inn into Provincetown’s most stylish hostelry, leading the property to numerous design awards and serving as the launchpad for Salt Hotels. This spurred the launch of present day properties such as Eben House in Provincetown, Massachusetts, The Chequit in Shelter Island, New York, Hutton Brickyards in Kingston, New York, and Hotel Greystone in Miami Beach.
What You Will Hear:
How Kevin built his career in the hospitality industry
Working with partner David Bowd and opening their first hotel
Salt Hotel Ethos
Funding process. Self funding and lenders
The importance of experience
The entrepreneurial spirit
Newest project in Hollywood
Rules and breaking rules
The essence of hospitality and importance of attention to detail
How do you stay uniquely boutique even through scaling
What boutique means to Kevin

Quotes:
“We are super passionate about service and we are super passionate about getting rid of a lot of the silly rules of the hotel world.”
“We’re building an inclusive club.”
“It's about just being hospitable and coming from a place of empathy and understanding that
travel is stressful, it's long, it's arduous. We gotta get you unplugged as soon as you get here.”
“For us the common thread is our service standards and that's how we built from.”
“Our employees are as important as the people coming through the door.”
Mentioned:
https://www.salthotels.com/ (Salt Hotels)
https://le-meridien.marriott.com/ (Le Meridien)
Starwood
https://www.salthotels.com/ (The Aster)
Salt School
Sponsored by https://solonis.com/ (Solonis)
https://blla.org/ (BLLA)

Kevin O’Shea is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Salt Hotels. After graduating from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, Kevin pursued a career in the corporate hotel design world. From working with Starwood Hotels and Resorts to Morgans Hotel Group, he strengthened his passion for interior design with every project that came his way. In 2009, he founded a full-service interior design studio called Kevin O’Shea Designs. Specializing in hospitality and residential projects, his studio worked on a range of properties including an executive office at Sony World Headquarters in New York, The Martin House, which has been featured by This Old House and The New York Times, and even his own home. In 2011, Kevin turned Salt House Inn into Provincetown’s most stylish hostelry, leading the property to numerous design awards and serving as the launchpad for Salt Hotels. This spurred the launch of present day properties such as Eben House in Provincetown, Massachusetts, The Chequit in Shelter Island, New York, Hutton Brickyards in Kingston, New York, and Hotel Greystone in Miami Beach.
What You Will Hear:
How Kevin built his career in the hospitality industry
Working with partner David Bowd and opening their first hotel
Salt Hotel Ethos
Funding process. Self funding and lenders
The importance of experience
The entrepreneurial spirit
Newest project in Hollywood
Rules and breaking rules
The essence of hospitality and importance of attention to detail
How do you stay uniquely boutique even through scaling
What boutique means to Kevin

Quotes:
“We are super passionate about service and we are super passionate about getting rid of a lot of the silly rules of the hotel world.”
“We’re building an inclusive club.”
“It's about just being hospitable and coming from a place of empathy and understanding that
travel is stressful, it's long, it's arduous. We gotta get you unplugged as soon as you get here.”
“For us the common thread is our service standards and that's how we built from.”
“Our employees are as important as the people coming through the door.”
Mentioned:
https://www.salthotels.com/ (Salt Hotels)
https://le-meridien.marriott.com/ (Le Meridien)
Starwood
https://www.salthotels.com/ (The Aster)
Salt School
Sponsored by https://solonis.com/ (Solonis)
https://blla.org/ (BLLA)

35 min