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Start Me Up: What the Hospitality Industry Can Learn from Marriott's Recovery Strategies

August 30, 2021 38 Minute Listen

After a year of historic challenges, what’s next for hotels? Marriott’s president Stephanie Linnartz and CBRE’s Robert Mandelbaum join Spencer Levy to discuss hospitality sector innovations, expectations for the future and more.

Start Me Up: What the Hospitality Industry Can Learn from Marriott's Recove...

August 30, 2021 38 Minute Listen


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Stephanie Linnartz

President, Marriott International

Stephanie is the president of Marriott International, Inc., the world’s largest hospitality company with roughly 7,800 properties across 138 countries and territories and 30 brands. Marriott also has the travel industry’s largest customer-loyalty program, Marriott Bonvoy™, which has more than 153 million members, and some of the most iconic brands in travel. In her role, she is responsible for developing and executing all aspects of the company’s global consumer strategy, including brand, marketing, sales, revenue management, customer engagement, technology, emerging businesses, and loyalty strategies. In addition, she oversees Marriott’s global real estate development, design, and operations services functions.

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Robert Mandelbaum

Director of Research Information Services

Robert is the Director of Research Information Services for CBRE Hotels Research. He is based in the firm’s Atlanta office, where he is in charge of Research Information Services. Research Information Services produces the annual Trends® in the Hotel Industry statistical report, along with customized financial and operational analyses for client projects.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.

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