Previous Speakers + Entertainers

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

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

Legendary Music Icon

Vince Kadlubek

Meow Wolf

Chip Conley

Hotelier, Entrepreneur, Author
Modern Elder

Danny Forster

Architect. TV host. Producer. Director. Professor.

Kim Lear

Future Workforce and
Generational Expert

Bill Walshe

Viceroy Hotel Group

Carl Mayfield

EVP, Design & Construction
Park Hotels & Resorts

Brian Vander Ark

Singer | Songwriter | Speaker
The Verve Pipe

Tenaya Hills

VP, Design & Development
Bunkhouse Group

Rado Ivanov

VP, Global Design

Anthony Melchiorri

Host, Travel Channel’s,
Hotel Impossible

Mike Lentz

EVP, Development, Design & Construction
Host Hotels & Resorts

Oz Pearlman

Endurance Athlete
World-Renowned Mentalist

Jennifer Abuzeid

Senior Director, Global Design Strategies Marriott International

Mike Richter

President, Brightcore
Former NHL Great

Ben Calleja


Randy Gaines

SVP of Operations & New Hotel Openings
Hilton Worldwide

Paulo Mancio

SVP, Design, Technical and Construction AccorHotels

Marc Kushner

Co-Founder & CEO

Mari Balestrazzi

Vice President of Design

Himank Goswami

Director, Global Design & Technical Services
Emaar Hospitality Group

Kevin Fennell

VP Design + Construction
21c Museum Hotels

Teddy Mayer

Vice President of Design
Virgin Hotels

Jason Hsiang

EVP Development

Kevin Viner


Jason Cruce

VP, Hotel Development
Starwood Capital Group

Christian Glauser Benz

SVP, Development & Acquisitions
Dream Hotel Group

and so many more!