Five Consultants from Cayuga Hospitality Speaking at Lodging Stream

The Lodging Stream Conference is the first virtual hospitality conference of its kind to come out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

On April 30th from 1p-5p EST, 60 speakers will engage in this conference devoted to hoteliers.

Here is an overview of the sessions and contributing consultants from Cayuga Hospitality Consultants:

  • State of the Industry/What’s Ahead
  • What’s Your Story?
  • Workforce and Labor Issues
  • Marketing for Future Guests – Consultants Susan Barry and Stephanie Smith are panelists
  • Revenue Management – Consultant Lily Mockerman is a panelist
  • Innovation Triggered
  • New Standard of Clean – Consultant Jim Lopolito is a panelist
  • The New Workplace – Consultant Robert Gary Dodds is a panelist
  • Emerging Pineapple Professionals
  • Financing Post-Crisis
  • Deals on the Horizon
  • New Investors
  • The Big Comeback!

The cost is $5 and you can register here –

About the Panel

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Sparks Smith can weave through the intricacies of the large hotel brands’ digital marketing systems and strategies. As Founder and Digital Matriarch at Cogwheel Marketing, Stephanie and her team help management companies identify the gap between brand and hotel level marketing to drive incremental revenue to their individual Marriott, Hilton and IHG hotels. She was a member of the Marriott Digital Franchise Advisory Council plus IHG Owner’s Association for 3 years each. Previously she was VP of eCommerce and Technology for a management company that grew to over 100 hotels by focusing on new builds. She has an MBA from University of Texas at Dallas and is a partner at Cayuga Hospitality Consultants.

Susan Barry

Susan Barry, President and Queen Bee of Hive Marketing and partner with Cayuga Hospitality Consultants, helps hotel owners, management companies, and brands optimize top-line revenue performance by deploying 25 years of award-winning experience in sales, marketing, and revenue strategy. Hive has worked with more than 150 hotels in 75 markets and five countries to solve top-line revenue problems, resulting in millions of dollars in incremental revenue and profitable asset dispositions for owners.

Jim Lopolito

Jim Lopolito, President of Lopolito Hospitality Consultants, Corp. is a veteran of the restaurant, country club, catering & concert industries offering expert assistance with club management consulting, restaurant consulting, and other foodservice development. He has worked as an executive chef and general manager and has performed in a consulting role for more than 20 years. His proprietary “Expense Loss Review” program has been a highly sought after resource for his broad client base. Jim is a member of Cayuga Hospitality Consultants.

Robert Gary Dodds

Robert Gary Dodds is the Founder and Managing Partner at MG Consulting and a consultant at Cayuga Hospitality Consultants. Gary is an international best practice specialist in Human Resources, Learning & Development within the hospitality industry.  His global background includes living and working in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.  Now working with clients on most continents and previously having headed Human Resources in regional and corporate luxury brands worldwide – Gary is well qualified to talk about what best practices he sees and what are, for some, lessons still to be learned.

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