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Hotel Council of San Francisco presents “The Future of Hospitality” Webinar

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October 15: 10am – 12pm (PST) Hotel Council of San Francisco presents “The Future of Hospitality” Webinar

9 October 2020 — San Francisco, CA: With San Francisco hotels recently allowed to re-open and signs of a pent-up demand for travel, the Hotel Council of San Francisco ( presents the next in its series of educational webinars for hospitality professionals on Thursday, October 15, 10am – 12pm. “The Future of Hospitality” will featured industry professionals, travel experts, journalists and hoteliers in a wide-ranging discussion with specific tools and technologies for reopening San Francisco tourism economy. Sponsored by the Expedia Group the webinar is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required at major support has been provided by Comcast Business, Recology, the Hotel and Lodging Association of California, I.A.T.S.I Local 16, San Francisco Travel and United Airlines.

“Tourism is the number one economic multiplier of San Francisco,” said Kevin Carroll, Hotel Council President and CEO. “Now that our hotels are allowed to open, we must be prepared for the new normal of the living-with-COVID era.  Our ongoing series of educational webinars are designed to prepare out hospitality professionals as we welcome back travelers to San Francisco.”

Special guest speakers include Caroline Beteta of Visit California on Calling all Californians: Looking at a Road to Recovery; Vik Krishnan of McKinsey and Company with “Hospitality in the New Normal”; Howard Pickett of San Francisco Travel with “A Look Forward” and Danny Borelis of I.A.T.S.E. Local 16 discussing “How to Leverage Technology to Optimize Your Self-contained Meetings.” There will be two expert panels. First “Working Together to Restore the Hospitality and Travel Industry” moderated by Sally Smith of the Expedia Group with participants Kelly Reehoorn of the Expedia Group; Jaqueline Volkart of the St. Regis Hotel; Melinda Franklin with United Airlines; and Dana Cariss of Coral Tree Hospitality. The event’s final presentation will be moderated by nationally-syndicated “Techish” columnist for USA Today and CNN contributor Jennifer Jolly entitled “Embracing Technology in an Everchanging World.” Participants are Kristee Cominiello of Comcast Business, Mark Beevor of Hotel Zetta, David Lewin with the Grand Hyatt San Francisco and Gwen Purtell of Deep Blue.

The Hotel Council of San Francisco is a non-profit membership-based organization advocating for the economic and social vitality of the hospitality industry in San Francisco. Their membership roster includes over 200 hotels, allied members, and partner organizations. The Hotel Council is dedicated to protecting the San Francisco hospitality industry and connecting its members to support the growth and success of the industry.