Stayflexi, the California-based all-in-one hotel management platform for leading independent hotels, resorts, and multi-property groups, proudly announced the launch of a new podcast series, The Modern Hotelier. You can watch the interviews on YouTube or listen wherever you listen to podcasts.
Hosted in partnership with recognized hospitality industry veteran and former Pegasus CEO David Millili and co-hosted by Stayflexi’s Director of Sales, Steve Carran, The Modern Hotelier provides a great variety of guests and topics on hotel tech, trends, innovation, and productivity. Each episode features candid and insightful interviews with successful hotel executives, experts, personalities, and influencers, each of whom explores trends that will shape the future rather than things that are obsolete and have already happened.
“We're in a new age of hospitality,” explains Millili. “The expectations of the modern traveler have changed. A new generation of travelers and advancing technology has majorly impacted what is expected from hoteliers. We're here to talk about just that - the industry trends, new technologies, and strategies to help you succeed in this new age of hospitality. The modern traveler needs The Modern Hotelier.”
Podcast episodes include:
#1: From a Brooklyn Kid to a TV Star | with Anthony Melchiorri, Creator and host of Hotel Impossible, President of Argeo Hospitality
#2: Technology is the Only Way Forward in Hospitality | with Max Starkov, Entrepreneur, Advisor, Professor of hospitality technology at NYU
#3: Transparency, Loyalty & Relentless Pursuit | with Ellis Connolly, CRO of Laasie, Speaker, Tech Influencer
#4: A Life of Hospitality | with Sarah Dandashy, Award-winning concierge, content creator, travel expert and hospitality, author, and consultant
“Podcasts have vast potential to distill incredible amounts of knowledge through inspiring stories that can be consumed on the go, at the gym, or really anywhere,” shares Carran. “The Modern Hotelier looks at every angle of the hotel industry, including operations, technology, supply management, the ‘new’ hotel guest, and so much more. We are thrilled by the response we’ve received and the number of folks already accessing the information we are sharing.”
Millili, a well-known industry veteran who offers unparalleled industry acumen, is complemented by Carran’s fresh perspective and penchant for technological disruption. “Steve is a passionate Gen Y go-getter, ready to take over the world,” shares Millili. “Having already interviewed some incredible guests for our first episodes, we are excited to dive deeper and offer a new, more engaging form of thought leadership that provides hoteliers with tangible, transformative tools for success.”
"I loved the format of the podcast. I enjoyed sharing insights into my background, talking about Hotel Impossible, then talking about the latest trends and technology,” said Anthony Melchiorri. “It was great to do a podcast with my longtime friend, David Millili, and it was great to meet Steve Carran. I look forward to seeing their future guests and following along!"
This pioneering initiative is on-brand for Stayflexi, a transformative company that developed a next-generation hotel operating system for independent operators. The platform engages with guests from the moment they book until the end of their stay. Unlike other software used by hotels, Stayflexi promotes flexible check-in and check-out times, in addition to the flexible booking of amenity spaces like a business center or conference room for remote workers and other guests. Stayflexi isn’t just a game-changing PMS – it’s an all-in-one system that has captured the attention of hotel brands across the industry.
“The Modern Hotelier will challenge hotel industry professionals to innovate more, embrace new technology, create more engaging guest experiences and discover creative ways to drive revenue,” shares Venkatesh Sakamuri, the CEO and Co-Founder of Stayflexi. “Together, we can achieve anything, and these conversations are a meaningful way of sharing ideas, supporting each other – and finding moments to connect.”
"It's rare that you can have so much fun during an interview, and I had an incredible time on The Modern Hotelier podcast,” adds Sarah Dandashy. “You could tell David and Steve did their research, but they also asked questions that led me to share stories I've never shared before! I think viewers are going to see a different side of my story, which was not only fun for me but is engaging for viewers! Enjoyed sharing a bit more of my experience, my love of hospitality, and also talking about the interesting trends we are seeing. Kudos to Stayflexi for creating this show. It's such a great marketing effort that shows they are really thinking outside the box!"
To listen to the most recent episodes of The Modern Hotelier, click here.
Trusted by over 1300+ leading independent hotels, luxury resorts, multi-property groups worldwide, Stayflexi is the industry's first fully automated all-in-one hotel management and automation platform.
Reshaping a legacy hospitality technology landscape, the modern, cloud-based solution provides integrated PMS, Guest Upsells, Channel Manager, Booking Engine, and Revenue Management tools under single sign-on. Packed with powerful features to streamline and automate operations while increasing staff productivity and guest satisfaction, Stayflexi can help hotels maximize profitability. Self-service options like self check-in/check-out, touchless POS, auto room allocations, and auto inventory management can reduce operational costs by 50%, while the upsell engine can increase bookings by 30% while enhancing the guest experience.
The company was founded by computer science majors from Carnegie Mellon and Cornell to address their own problems as hosts as well as travelers and currently serves over 23,000 rooms in 100 cities across 13 countries.
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