Building a Wonderland One Hotel at a Time with Phil Hospod

In this inaugural episode about hotels, my old friend Phil Hospod takes me to school on the business of creating imaginative lodging experiences.
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“What makes a great restaurateur is what you need in the hotel space: attention to detail, guest focused, creative in your execution, marketing, storytelling, and word of mouth. A great restaurateur has the ability to grow into the hotel space.” — Phil Hospod

Building a Wonderland One Hotel at a Time with Phil Hospod
Building a Wonderland One Hotel at a Time with Phil Hospod
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Phil Hospod is the founder and CEO of Dovetail & Co — a group that owns, operates, and develops imaginative and storied hotel experiences. Today, we dive into how Phil came up in the hotel biz, what advice heโ€™d give to those who want to start a hotel group, and why the restaurateur might want to consider adding hotels to their portfolio.

And if you’re wondering what ‘imaginative and storied’ means, just have a look:

A Phil Hospod beach hotel resort
Phil Hospod's imaginative concepts
A room at one of Phil Hospod's hotels

Here are a few questions Phil answers in this episode:

๐Ÿค” Say I want to start a hotel group over the next 3 – 5 years. How do you recommend I do that?

๐Ÿค” Why might restaurant owners want to consider the hotel space? (Hint: it’s easier + wider margins)

๐Ÿค” How do you recommend attracting capital for hotel projects?

Find out more about Phil Hospod

๐ŸŒ„ Check out Dovetail + Co

๐Ÿค Connect with Phil on LinkedIn

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