Opinion | The Role of Optimism in Leadership

How can you be sure your candidate has the right outlook? Ann Fastiggi, Head of RSR Partners’ Hospitality & Leisure practice, and Darleen DeRosa, managing partner at OnPoint Consulting, discuss the role optimism plays in leadership and it’s importance in the hospitality industry. 

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HOTELS | Caribbean cleans up, looks toward the future

In HOTELS magazine this week, Ann Fastiggi, head of our Hospitality and Leisure Practice, is quoted extensively in a piece on how this summer’s natural disasters afflicting Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the broader Caribbean are taking their toll on the winter 2018 high travel season and the robust $56.4 billion in revenues that tourism […]

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Hospitality and Leisure Practice Update | July 2017

Reflections on the First Half of 2017 As many of you may be experiencing, things have been extremely active. Companies continue to upgrade talent, acquire hotels, sell off assets, and spin off divisions. At RSR Partners, we see some increased activity in the timeshare and hospitality REIT sectors. These are industries we have been studying […]

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Global Hotel Network | Surviving and Thriving in a Merger: Three Strategies

Ann Fastiggi, head of our Hospitality and Leisure Practice, publishes her latest Perspectives Column on GlobalHotelNetwork.com, a thought leader coalition providing expert market insights and thought leadership perspectives to C-level executives in the global travel and tourism industry. In her feature piece, “Surviving and Thriving in a Merger: Three Strategies”, Fastiggi offers advice executives can […]

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USA TODAY | Travel improvements we hope to see in 2016

Ann Fastiggi, head of our Hospitality and Leisure Practice, is featured today in a special edition travel article for USA TODAY. In his article, “Travel improvements we hope to see in 2016“, author Christopher Elliott writes: Remember when they called it the “hospitality” industry? Ann Fastiggi, head of the hospitality practice at RSR Partners, an […]

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Hospitality and Leisure Practice Update

Brands and Talent If you grew up in New England, you might remember fondly that Baskin-Robbins had 31 ice cream flavors. But now it seems there are 31 flavors of hotel brands for the consumer to consider. At what point does it become too much? Are there too many brands to choose from? Clearly the […]

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Global Hotel Network | “Working From Office Trumps Telecommuting”

      Ann Fastiggi, head of our ‪ Hospitality and Leisure Practice, is featured this week in Global Hotel Network. In her commentary, “Working From Office Trumps Telecommuting”, Fastiggi examines the cost benefit analysis of telecommuting for hospitality executives. Click here to read the full article (subscription required).

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Hospitality and Leisure Leader at NYU International Conference This Week

NEW YORK, N.Y. — In New York City this week, Ann Fastiggi, head of our Hospitality and Leisure Practice, is participating in the 37th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference. Fastiggi, a 20-year veteran of executive recruiting, will be discussing: Current trends in the lodging, restaurant, cruise, and travel sectors; Her analysis of the […]

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A Year in Review | RSR Partners Hospitality and Leisure Practice

Hospitality and Leisure Practice A Year in Review News and Observations from 2014 While some could say that the ALIS theme this January of “Don’t Worry; Be Happy” sums up the sentiments of a good year and lots of positive momentum, there is so much more to the story. Having focused on the hospitality industry […]

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