David B. Chestler

Senior Executive in Hospitality and Travel

David Chestler

David Chestler’s passion for hotel technology has allowed him to forge a rich career with more than 27 years in the industry. David held senior positions at BirchStreet Systems, Pegasus Solutions, Utell International, RateGain and Visual Data Corp – to name a few – and most recently worked at Sceptre Hospitality Resources, a U.S. eCommerce firm. Today David is strategically focused on SiteMinder’s partner development, global account development and new revenue opportunities. He is a member of the HEDNA Board of Directors, is active with HSMAI and Skål, and, in 2014, was announced one the first co-chairs of HTNG’s newly-established Software Resource Team. David holds a B.S. in communication, marketing and sociology from Florida International University with family, golf, cooking, gardening and travel high on his list of favourite things in the world.

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Latest Hotel Trends for Recovery - Hotelier PULSE Live, May 2021

We catch up with David Chestler - Snr Partner & Managing Director, PROVision Partners to discuss the post-covid travel boom in the US, how the pent-up demand is rapidly growing worldwide, and what Hoteliers can do to capitalise on the upturn.


Special guest DAVID CHESTLER from PROVision Partners, and the Co-Hosts Pedro Colaco from Great Hotels of the World and Guestcentric, and André Baljeu from techtalk.travelWe will discuss the recent findings of the 14th edition of The Hotelier PULSE Report and its implication for the hospitality and travel markets.

The future is now: How robots are storming the travel industry

It's interesting how novelties can become commonplace quicker than we expect. No more than 15 years ago we were watching sci-fi films that boggled the mind and tested the limits of our imagination. Facial recognition technology, fingerprint biometrics, intelligent phones and computers that talked to people, functional artificial intelligence; all of this seemed worlds away.

Hotel technology 2020: What will the hotel of the future look like?

After a long flight, a weary traveller strolls off the plane. The beacon nearby detects him and signals he has arrived with his Uber waiting to take him to his hotel. His TripIt has his itinerary and details from multiple locations all sorted onto his device.

Fast-forward to 2017: What will the global hotel industry look like?

With ITB Berlin 2016 less than two weeks away, it seems apt to not only reflect on how the hotel industry has evolved, especially as of late, but to look ahead to the change likely to come. For the purposes of this article, I want to draw specifically on the Independent Lodging Market Report, produced by Phocuswright and h2c, and co-sponsored by SiteMinder, which outlines the key shifts we can expect over the next two years.
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