HX: The Hotel Experience Creates Advisory Board to Continue to Advance the Industry and the HX Brand

  • HX: The Hotel Experience
  • 03.15.18
Hospitality Media Group (HMG), recent acquirers of HX: The Hotel Experience has announced the formation of its advisory board comprised of innovators, thought leaders and experts within the hospitality industry.

The board will help shape and guide the strategy of HX working closely with the HMG leadership team to provide valuable experience and insights to the development of the show and the HX brand. The advisory board will help evolve and develop a comprehensive voice and overall brand image around the hospitality experience. The group held its first meeting in New York City on Feb. 20-21, 2018.
“HMG and the Advisory Board share the same passion and mission of transforming the hospitality industry. The Advisory Board will play a critical role in helping us identify areas of innovation, technology, education, industry trends and research,” said Tedd Swormstedt, CEO of HMG. “The HX brand will be focused on advancing the professional network and helping our community grow its business by improving the overall hospitality guest experience in unique and differentiated ways.”
Advisory Board Members are:
First Name Last Name Title Company
Andrea Belfanti Executive Director International Society of Hospitality Consultants
Vijay Dandapani President & CEO Hotel Association of New York City
Marsha Diamond President Diamond Approach
Michael Dominguez Chief Sales Officer MGM Resorts International
Mark Dorr President New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association
Dahlia El-Gazzar Tech Evangelist + Idea Igniteur Dahlia and Co
Valerie Ferguson Regional General Manager Walt Disney Parks & Resorts U.S.
Brian Foos CFO HMG
Dave Gabri Chairman Associated Luxury Hotels International
Sean Hennessey Clinical Asst Professor NYU and Lodging Advisors
Dan Hogan HX Brand Director HMG
Nan Marchand Beauvois SVP Councils, GM ESTO U.S. Travel Association
John Parke President Leadership Synergies
Andrew Rigie Executive Director NYC Hospitality Alliance
Phil Robinson HX Show Director HMG
Chip Rogers President & CEO Asian American Hotel Owners Association
John Samson Trade Shows & Marketing Dormakaba (Saflok Ilco)
Tedd Swormstedt CEO HMG
Allison Traylor Marketing Manager HMG
Lana Trevisan Vice President of Restaurant, Bars & Events Two Roads Hospitality
Rich Tuckwell Chief Commercial Officer Avvio
Dave Turner Editor/Chief Evangelist Tabletop Journal
Sean Verney General Manager The Westin Time Square
For more information, please visit the website at www.thehotelexperience.com. HX: The Hotel Experience will return to the Javits Center in New York City, Nov. 11-12, 2018.

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