EP 62 TORRES HOSPITALITY PODCAST INTERVIEW Lars von der Wettern.
Consultant, Hotelier & Start Up Entrepreneur. Germany
Lars started working in Hotels and, as many, fell in love with the industry. After many years working in Operations , decided to jump and start working as Consultant and Advisor.
We talked about:
-His reasons to love the industry: People interaction, and creating an impact, both at personal and financial level.
-How the current pandemic is affecting the industry, where many non-value added businesses will disappear
-The accelerated shift towards a more eco-friendly, sustainable tourism, full of opportunities on the new segments
-The future is digital, and hoteliers should use the time now to invest on it
Tips for hoteliers to drive revenue:
-Be creative: Focus on new segments, such as digital nomads
-Organize a startp up camp. Mix local artists.
-Set up F&B workshops, teach cooking, start delivering it
-Be THAT dark kitchen that others are searching And as always, advice for the younger generations:
-There will always be space for top talent in the industry. Keep training, keep learning -Nowadays, no one can plan a career 20 years ahead. Things have changed
And a final great message: be away from being a commodity, both as a hotel and as a professional.
BE RELEVANT MAKE AN IMPACT HELP CREATE A BETTER WORLD