Previous Speakers + Entertainers

We’ve had so many wonderful speakers and entertainers at HotelSpaces over the years. Here are some of the most memorable…

Danny Forster

Architect. TV host. Producer. Director. Professor.

Vince Kadlubek

Meow Wolf

Chip Conley

Strategic Advisor for Hospitality & Leadership, Airbnb

Anthony Melchiorri

Host, Travel Channel’s,
Hotel Impossible

Kim Lear

Future Workforce and
Generational Expert

Bill Walshe

Chief Executive Officer,
Viceroy Hotel Group

Rado Ivanov

VP, Global Design US & Canada,

Brian Vander Ark

Singer | Songwriter | Speaker,
The Verve Pipe

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

Legendary Music Icon,

Carl Mayfield

Executive Vice President, Design & Construction, Park Hotels & Resorts

Tenaya Hills

VP, Design & Development,
Bunkhouse Group

Mike Lentz

EVP, Development, Design & Construction, Host Hotels & Resorts

Oz Pearlman

Endurance Athlete & World-Renowned Mentalist

Ben Calleja


Mike Richter

President, Brightcore (& Former NHL Great)

Jennifer Abuzeid

Senior Director, Global Design Strategies, Marriott International

Randy Gaines

Sr. VP of Operations & New Hotel Openings, Americas, Hilton Worldwide

Paulo Mancio

SVP, Design, Technical and Construction, AccorHotels

Marc Kushner

Co-Founder & CEO,

Mari Balestrazzi

Vice President of Design,

Himank Goswami

Sr. Manager, Global Design & Technical Services, Emaar Hospitality Group

Kevin Fennell

VP Design + Construction,
21c Museum Hotels

Teddy Mayer

Vice President of Design,
Virgin Hotels

Sophie Wilkinson

Head of Design & Construction,

Kevin Viner


Jason Cruce

VP, Hotel Development,
Starwood Capital Group

Christian Glauser Benz

SVP, Development & Acquisitions – US, Latin America & Caribbean, Dream Hotel Group

Kenneth Allen Villamil

Global VP, Product & Brand Development, Hyatt

Jason Hsiang

EVP Development, America,

and so many more!