Let me start by answering the question first; “yes from a distribution perspective, the era of hotel chains is coming to an end”. Still today there are reasons why an independent owner might still work with a brand, even if it were only for distribution purposes.
Tech today enables our personal and professional lives… it allows us to be efficient, timely, data factual and more. Tech development has reached significant speed and specialization is needed to be guided or make the right calls.
The call for sustainability is becoming louder and louder and is totally justified. It is our individual and collective responsibility to bring our environmental footprint down and aim for a more carbon-neutral future.
As a founding partner of Netherlands-based citizenM hotels, Michael Levie is known as a maverick in the technology field, mirroring the reputation of the company itself as a breed apart. Heading the group’s operations, Michael has taken an unconventional approach to the industry’s many technology challenges.