Hotec Operations

The information you need to propel your business forward and fuel innovation.

At Hotec Operations, we believe education is a crucial component to creating a worthwhile and truly beneficial experience for attendees. Most importantly, these sessions provide buyers and suppliers with important insights for a more successful business; however, educational sessions also serve as great conversation starters during networking breaks, receptions and meals to facilitate authentic, quality connections. Learn more about the 2022 program below.

2022 Keynote Presentations

Presented by Michael Clinton, Former President & Publishing Director, Hearst Magazines

Roar into the Second Half of Your Life

The next big social movement to affect everyone is the New Longevity. As people live longer, they are redefining life over 50, in careers, lifestyles and relationships. Today's healthy 50-year-old may have another 40 years of living. The impact will be profound. How do businesses respond, but more importantly, how do individuals embrace this new reality to create a new and exciting second half of life? ROAR is the manifesto for finding that path.

Presented by Shawn Grenley, Senior Account Manager, STR

Hotel Industry Update

In 2020, the hotel industry was caught in the crossfire of the pandemic response, ranging from complete national shutdowns to conditional border reopenings to mandatory quarantines. Group hotel demand fell sharply as meetings and group events were cancelled and international travel came to a halt. Fast forward to today and transient demand is very healthy meanwhile group recovery is underway. This session examined the hotel performance of the Total U.S. today and provided an outlook for the future.

Meet the Speaker

Michael Clinton, Former President & Publishing Director, Hearst Magazines

Michael Clinton is the former president and publishing director of Hearst Magazines, and now serves as special media advisor to the Hearst Corporation’s CEO. He is the author of ROAR into the Second Half of Your Life - Before It’s Too Late (Atria Books/Beyond Words, Sept. 2021). From his working class roots to success in the New York magazine world, Michael shares his own journey as an avid traveler, having experienced 124 countries, and running marathons on seven continents. A photographer, private pilot, part owner of a vineyard in Argentina, and founder of a nonprofit foundation, Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, plus two master’s degrees (from Columbia University and Pace University). He serves on the boards of trustees of International Center of Photography and Pace University; and has written for The New York Times, Town & Country, and Runner’s World, among other outlets. He resides in New York and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Michael Clinton
Shawn Grenley

Meet the Speaker

Shawn Grenley, Senior Account Manager, STR

Mr. Shawn Grenley is a Sales Executive for STR (STR, Inc.).  STR provides clients from multiple market sectors with premium, global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights. STR was acquired in October 2019 by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces.   

Shawn joined STR in 2014 and is responsible for growing STR’s business in FL & GA.  He works with all key customer types including hotel brands, ownership groups, management companies, independent hotels, CVB’s and DMO’s.  Shawn is often featured as a guest speaker for hotel industry presentations. Prior to joining STR, Shawn served as the Director of Services for Marriott International and held several hotel operation positions with Gaylord Hotels and Hilton Worldwide.