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Icons & Experts Podcast Series

Gain insights into the most current research, tools, trends, and tips from industry experts.

On-Demand Icons & Experts Podcast Series


  • The extended stay hotel industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, adapting to meet the evolving needs of travelers seeking longer-term accommodations.
  • To gain invaluable insights into this dynamic sector, listening to a podcast featuring interviews with industry experts and icons can be an enlightening experience.
  • These seasoned professionals offer firsthand perspectives on emerging trends, operational challenges, and strategies for success.
  • From pioneering leaders to innovative entrepreneurs, they share their wealth of knowledge, dissecting topics such as revenue management, guest experience optimization, and the impact of disruptive technologies.
  • Absorb valuable lessons, uncover best practices, and stay ahead of the curve by tapping into the collective wisdom of those driving the industry forward.
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Mike Leven, Industry Icon

Mike Leven is a legendary business executive and visionary in the hotel industry. With a career spanning over several decades, Levin has made a significant impact on the American hospitality industry.

Jim Anhunt, Industry Icon

Jim Anhunt is the Interim President and Board Member of WW Holdings, LLC. Jim is the director of the Real Estate Minor at Michigan State University.

Mark Laport, Industry Icon

Mark Laport is the Founder, President, and CEO of Concord Hospitality. Recognized as a Developer of the Year for both Marriott and Hyatt, he has earned the Partnership Circle Award ten times.

Peggy Berg, Industry Icon

Coming June 13, 2024 – Sign up for the podcast:

Peggy Berg is the President of Analiza, LLC, with a 30-year hospitality veteran & founder of Project Castell; and an Active participant in various boards at esteemed State Universities

Kirk Kinsell, Industry Icon

Coming June 27, 2024 – Sign up for the podcast:

Kirk Kinsell, Industry Icon is now retired.