173 episodes

Lodging Leaders is an award-winning weekly podcast that examines trends and issues impacting the hospitality industry.

Each week, we bring listeners on a journey through engaging stories narrated by co-hosts by Jon Albano and Judy Maxwell, and amplified by interviews with hospitality experts and other thought leaders. Each enhanced episode leverages modern media to provide closed captions, chapter markers with images and links, and an expanded multimedia report with downloadable transcriptions, while adhering to strict editorial standards.

The longest running, top-ranking hospitality podcast, Lodging Leaders received a Bronze Stevie® Award in 2020 for Podcast of the Year in the 17th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. Its parent company, Long Live Lodging, also received a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Media Hero of the Year category for its expanded coverage of the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis on the hotel industry.

Lodging Leaders Jon Albano and Judy Maxwell

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    • 4.8 • 72 Ratings

Lodging Leaders is an award-winning weekly podcast that examines trends and issues impacting the hospitality industry.

Each week, we bring listeners on a journey through engaging stories narrated by co-hosts by Jon Albano and Judy Maxwell, and amplified by interviews with hospitality experts and other thought leaders. Each enhanced episode leverages modern media to provide closed captions, chapter markers with images and links, and an expanded multimedia report with downloadable transcriptions, while adhering to strict editorial standards.

The longest running, top-ranking hospitality podcast, Lodging Leaders received a Bronze Stevie® Award in 2020 for Podcast of the Year in the 17th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. Its parent company, Long Live Lodging, also received a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Media Hero of the Year category for its expanded coverage of the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis on the hotel industry.

    One Big Happy: Travel survey reveals how hotels can attract families

    One Big Happy: Travel survey reveals how hotels can attract families

    Families are driving the hotel industry’s recovery from the pandemic recession. A new report by the Family Travel Association reveals what parents are looking for when planning vacation experiences to enjoy with their children. The U.S. Family Travel Survey 2021 reveals the shift in mindset the COVID-19 pandemic has created in families intending to travel within the next 12 months. Episode 341 of Lodging Leaders podcast explores how hoteliers can use the information to generate business.

    • 21 min
    New Glass Ceiling: Industry leaders work to shatter barriers for women hotel owners and investors

    New Glass Ceiling: Industry leaders work to shatter barriers for women hotel owners and investors

    Episode 340 updates the progress of efforts by hotel industry leaders to open doors and break down financing barriers for women who want to invest in or own hotels. Whether they’re new to the concept or they’ve worked in lodging for years, women are an emerging force in hotel development, investment and ownership. This report features several industry leaders who are making significant strides in building programs that encourage and support women interested in becoming hotel owners and investors

    • 32 min
    Dude, Calm Down

    Dude, Calm Down

    Calvin Tilokee's first meme was printed out and hung on his office door.  Since then, he's created @revparblems, a hospitality comedy account on Instagram with 20,000 followers.  Susan learns how Calvin navigates the highs and lows of being the funniest account on Instagram and helps hotels with social media through his company, RevPar Media.

    View the show notes for this episode at https://topfloorpodcast.com/3.

    • 39 min
    Positive Attributes: Hoteliers debate separately pricing amenities and services

    Positive Attributes: Hoteliers debate separately pricing amenities and services

    One trend hoteliers are debating is à la carte or attribute pricing for amenities and services that are typically rolled into room rate. Some hoteliers are giving it a go while others are in a wait-and-see mode. Episode 339 of Lodging Leaders podcast explores how the industry may unbundle services and find ways to tap revenue from guests willing to pay extra to craft their own stay experience.

    • 28 min
    We're NOT Idiots

    We're NOT Idiots

    In the course of her hotel career, Kate Burda learned the business inside and out, from Minneapolis to Miami. Along the way, she figured out that the sound and fury of the hotel business could truly signify something by focusing on a traveler's point of inspiration vs. a hotel's product offering. Susan learns how Kate's company helps hotels and other businesses ignite the connections between financial performance goals and sales and marketing strategies.

    • 34 min
    Cybercrime Spree: Hotel industry more vulnerable than ever to hackers

    Cybercrime Spree: Hotel industry more vulnerable than ever to hackers

    The very nature of hospitality can make a hotel vulnerable to cyberattacks. As the industry adopts new technology to help it recover from the coronavirus crisis, the threats are greater and the number of attacks are growing. Episode 338 of Lodging Leaders podcast focuses on the pervasive cyber threats the hospitality industry faces as it deploys technology to modernize its business processes and improve guest experiences.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

NolanErickson ,

I’ve listened to 208 shows in the last three weeks

That’s right, I am so hungry to grow in my knowledge and wisdom of the hospitality industry that I’ve been using these podcasts as a launch pad. I’ve learned so much and look forward to exploring what opportunities come of it. #LongLiveLodging

LNK 926 ,

First Time

This is the first time I heard your podcast. I found it to be very informative, plain-spoken and will no doubt serve as a resource for the industry.
I’ll tune in again....
Thank You!

J. Barshop ,

Authentic and Amazingly Practical

It’s obvious Jon, Judy and the rest of the Lodging Leaders team put extraordinary effort in covering salient topics and finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world - the insights they bring to bear is still mind-blowing Every. Single. Time.

No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend Lodging Leaders enough 🙌

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