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Your Podcast Hosts:
  • Jeff Weinstein
    Editor in chief of HOTELS Magazine since November 1994, Mr. Weinstein has been recognized as a leading voice in the hospitality industry for over 30 years. A five-time winner of the Jesse H. Neal Award, presented by American Business Media, Weinstein is responsible for breaking some of the most high-profile hospitality news stories over the last three decades, and has had the opportunity to interview industry thought leaders from around the world.
  • Robin W. Trimingham
    Host Robin Trimingham has over a decade of knowledge and experience within the international hotel industry, spanning from daily operations of boutique properties to four-star mountain and beach resorts in North America and Bermuda. In addition to owning a Bed & Breakfast in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario Canada, Robin worked for Fairmont Hotels International for six years – initially as a Regional Sales Manager in Canada’s Western Mountain Region (representing The Fairmont Banff Springs, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, The Jasper Park Lodge and The Chateau Whistler) and laterally as the Director of Business Travel for The Fairmont Hamilton Princess in Bermuda.
Recent Episodes:
  • Aug 03, 2022
    Leveraging Frictionless Booking Tools to Incentivize Behavior and Increase Revenue in the Hospitality Industry, with Ellis Connolly
    Ellis Connolly, Chief Revenue Officer at Lassie, an AI driven loyalty platform, chats with Robin Trimingham, The Innovative Hotelier Podcast Host regarding ways in which frictionless booking tools are being used to acquire and maintain customer relationships in the hospitality industry. Highlighting the many ways that customer expectations have been…
  • Jul 28, 2022
    The Advantages and Challenges of Lean Revenue Management, with Michael McCartan
    Michael McCartan, a Chief Growth Officer for Atomize chats with Robin Trimingham, The Innovative Hotelier Podcast Host regarding the key differences between a legacy revenue management system and an open AI network ecosystem for predicting demand and price setting. Driven by the need to find new ways to operate with…
  • Jul 21, 2022
    Reimagining the Hospitality Sector for Experiential Travel Seekers, with Bashar Wali
    Bashar Wali, noted Hospitality Evangelist and Founder of, chats with Robin Trimingham, The Innovative Hotelier Podcast Host regarding the rise of the “hybrid human” and the extent to which the pandemic has accelerated both changes in human behavior, and what travelers are looking for now at all levels of…
  • Jul 14, 2022
    The Importance of Leveraging Technology and Data Driven Insights to Deliver Next Level Guest Experiences, with Ian Sawh
    Ian Sawh, founder and CEO of OwnOutdoors, chats with The Innovative Hotelier Podcast Host Robin Trimingham about how hotels can leverage a 'digital concierge' platform to provide a broad array of individualized add-ons to hotel guests in order to differentiate their product offering, and compete for guests and brand loyalty…
  • Jul 08, 2022
    Attracting younger workers to hospitality – what the latest data reveals, with Kate Nicholls
    Kate Nicholls OBE, CEO of UK Hospitality, chats with Robin Trimingham, The Innovative Hotelier Podcast host, about overcoming the challenges of attracting younger workers to the hospitality industry in the UK. Citing statistics from a survey conducted earlier this year, Nicholls reveals that the hotel job vacancy rate has increased…
  • Jun 30, 2022
    Navigating the shifting post-pandemic Online Travel Agency (OTA) landscape, with Max Starkov
    Max Starkov, NYU Professor and Hospitality & Online Travel Tech Consultant, chats with The Innovative Hotelier Podcast Host Robin Trimingham about recent trends in OTA travel bookings in the hospitality sector and the importance of demystifying the confusion regarding the perceived high cost of direct bookings. In this insightful discussion,…