First up, Dieter Schmitz, area GM with the Lore Group, who’s become a specialist at being a hotel’s opening GM. We discuss this unexpected career journey and his most recent assignment, the Riggs Washington, DC.

Then, Steve Solari of Meir Lake. He took and abandoned sleep away camp in the Alaskan wilderness and turned it into a luxury hotel and event center. And it’s crushing it. Here’s how he did it.

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