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  • 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:
  • Apr 06, 2023
    How Virtual-Reality Apps Are (Really) Changing Hospitality
         Michael C. Cohen, managing partner of the Growth Advisors International Network (GAIN), joins host Robin Trimingham to discuss how the metaverse and virtual-reality technology are changing not only the way people travel, but how they research and book it, too.   Highlights from Today's Episode Episode Sponsors:…
  • Mar 30, 2023
    How to Create a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace Environment, with Park Hyatt Chicago’s Rike Erdbrink.
         DEI, or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, has been a top priority for hospitality organizations across the spectrum. But unless it’s backed by real action and cultural change, it can become an empty acronym. Rike Erdbrink, general manager of the Park Hyatt Chicago, joins host Robin Trimingham to…
  • Mar 23, 2023
    Rethinking Marketing and Sales Strategy amid Economic Uncertainty
         As the founder and CEO of GitGo, Amy Infante joins the Innovative Hotelier podcast alongside host Robin Trimingham, to discuss first quarter 2023 financials for the hotels industry and how to adapt sales and marketing strategies to meet the current economic situation.   Highlights from Today's Episode…
  • Mar 16, 2023
    How to Master the Staycation, with Margaritaville’s Cate Farmer
         Who are staycation travelers, what are they looking for in travel and how to cater to this broadening niche is the subject of our latest podcast, as Cate Farmer, SVP of hotels and resorts for Margaritaville Hotels & Resorts, joins host Robin Trimingham.   Highlights from Today's…
  • Mar 09, 2023
    What Creating a Hospitality Startup Is Really Like, with David Millili
         David Millili is the CEO of LodgIQ, a revenue management platform for the hospitality industry. He also is a mentor at NYU's Hospitality Tech Incubator. In this episode, we talk about fostering entrepreneurship in hospitality, attracting first investors, and exciting innovations coming through the incubator today. If…
  • Mar 02, 2023
    Why a Full Hotel Is Not Always a Profitable One, with Jan Freitag
         How should hotels be measuring post-COVID financial success? Jan Freitag, National Director of Hospitality Analytics, U.S. CoStar Group, joins Robin Trimingham in a conversation about how traditional financial barometers have changed and how brands are rethinking their own business metrics.   Highlights from Today's Episode Episode Sponsors:…