Welcome to Defining Hospitality, the podcast where we explore the meaning of hospitality with some of the industry's most innovative and inspiring thought leaders. With over 30 years of experience in hospitality, your host Dan Ryan brings his expertise and passion to each episode as he delves into the latest trends and challenges facing the industry. From the built environment to business practices and everyday life, join us each week as we uncover new perspectives and insights on the true meaning of hospitality.

Latest Episodes

The Evolution Of Design - Julie Frank - Defining Hospitality - Episode # 159

Today’s guest is a creative thinker with a unique understanding of the spaces she designs. Please welcome to the show, Vice President of Design at Aspen Hospitality Ju...

Telling A Brand’s Story - Kristen Freeland - Defining Hospitality - Episode # 158

Joining the show this week is an award-winning brand innovator who is responsible for the design and experiences across most of IHGs family of brands. Please welcome t...

Crossing The Threshold Of Hospitality - Eran Chen - Defining Hospitality - Episode # 157

In this engaging episode, Dan sits down with Eran Chen, renowned architect and the founder of ODA. Chen discusses his journey from starting his own firm in 2007 to bec...

Building A Legacy Of Hospitality - John Hardy - Defining Hospitality - Episode # 156

Joining the show this week is an industry titan who is shaping the next generation of hospitality professionals. Our guest is none other than Founder of the Radical In...

Crafting Stories in Luxury - Michael Doneff - Defining Hospitality - Episode # 155

Hospitality is about intuition and reading the customer. Are you doing too much, or are you not doing enough for them? The guest on this episode has left an impact on ...

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