A series of conversations about news and innovations


Stayflexi, the California-based all-in-one hotel management platform for leading independent hotels, resorts and multi-property groups, proudly announced the launch of a new podcast series, The Modern Hotelier. You can watch the interviews on YouTube or listen wherever you listen to podcasts.

Hosted in partnership with recognized hospitality industry veteran and former Pegasus CEO David Millili, and co-hosted by Stayflexi Sales Director Steve Carran, The Modern Hotelier features a wide variety of guests and topics on hotel technology, trends, innovation and productivity. Each episode features candid and insightful interviews with hotel executives, experts, personalities and successful influencers, each exploring trends that will shape the future rather than things that are outdated and already happened.

“We are in a new era of hospitality,” explains Millili. “The expectations of the modern traveler have changed. A new generation of travelers and advances in technology have had a major impact on what is expected of hoteliers. We’re here to talk about it – industry trends, new technologies and strategies to help you succeed in this new era of hospitality. The modern traveler needs The Modern Hotelier.

Podcast episodes include:

#1: From Brooklyn kid to TV star | with Anthony Melchiorri, Creator and Host of Hôtel Impossible, President of Argeo Hospitality

#2: Technology is the only way forward in hospitality | with Max Starkov, entrepreneur, advisor, professor of hotel technology at NYU

#3: Transparency, loyalty and relentless pursuit | with Ellis Connolly, CRO of Laasie, Speaker, Tech Influencer

#4: A life of hospitality | with Sarah Dandashy, award-winning concierge, content creator, travel and hospitality expert, author and consultant

“Podcasts have vast potential to distill incredible amounts of knowledge through inspiring stories that can be consumed on the go, at the gym, or really anywhere,” Carran shares. “The Modern Hotelier examines all aspects of the hospitality industry, including operations, technology, supply management, the ‘new’ hotel guest, and much more. We are delighted with the response we have received and the number of people who are already accessing the information we share. »

Millili, a well-known industry veteran who offers unparalleled industry acumen, is complemented by Carran’s fresh perspective and penchant for technological disruption. “Steve is a passionate millennial go-getter, ready to take on the world,” Millili shares. “Having already interviewed incredible guests for our first episodes, we are excited to dive deeper and offer a new, more engaging form of thought leadership that provides hoteliers with tangible and transformative tools to succeed. ”

“I loved the podcast format. I enjoyed sharing ideas about my journey, talking about Hotel Impossible, and then talking about the latest trends and technologies,” said Anthony Melchiorri. “It was great doing a podcast with my longtime friend David Millili and it was great meeting Steve Carran. I can’t wait to see their future guests and follow along!”

This pioneering initiative bears the hallmark of Stayflexi, a transformative company that has developed a next-generation hotel operating system for independent operators. The platform interacts with customers from the moment they book until the end of their stay. Unlike other software used by hotels, Stayflexi promotes flexible check-in and check-out times, in addition to flexible booking of amenity spaces like a business center or a conference room for working people. distance and other customers. Stayflexi isn’t just a game-changing PMS – it’s an all-in-one system that has captured the attention of hospitality brands in the industry.

“The Modern Hotelier will challenge hospitality professionals to innovate more, embrace new technologies, create more engaging guest experiences and discover creative ways to generate revenue,” said Venkatesh Sakamuri, CEO and co-founder of Stayflexi. “Together we can accomplish anything, and these conversations are a meaningful way to share ideas, support each other, and find moments to connect.”

“Rarely can you have so much fun during an interview, and I had an amazing time on The Modern Hotelier podcast,” adds Sarah Dandashy. “You could say David and Steve did their research, but they also asked questions that led me to share stories I’ve never shared before! I think viewers are going to see another side of my story, which was not only fun for me, but engaging for the viewers! I enjoyed sharing a bit more of my experience, my love of hospitality, and also talking about the interesting trends we’re seeing. Congratulations to Stayflexi for creating this show. It’s such a great marketing effort that shows they’re really thinking outside the box!”

To listen to the most recent episodes of The Modern Hotelier, click here.

About Stayflexi

Trusted by over 1200 independent hotels, luxury resorts and multi-ownership groups worldwide, Stayflexi is the industry’s first fully automated, all-in-one hotel management and automation platform.

Reshaping a legacy hotel technology landscape, the modern cloud-based solution provides integrated PMS, Guest Upsells, Channel Manager, Booking Engine and Revenue Management tools under single sign-on. Packed with powerful features to streamline and automate operations while increasing staff productivity and guest satisfaction, Stayflexi can help hotels maximize profitability. Self-service options such as self-service check-in/out, contactless POS, automatic room assignment and automatic inventory management can reduce operational costs by 50%, while the upsell engine can increase bookings by 30% while improving customer experience.

The company was founded by IT specialists from Carnegie Mellon and Cornell to solve their own problems as hosts and travelers and currently serves more than 23,000 rooms in 100 cities in 13 countries.

Steve Carran
Sales manager
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