“Dancing at the Fountain is an entertaining and fascinating read for anyone interested in a peek behind the curtains of luxury hotel operations and is especially inspiring for anyone in the hotel industry who aspires to one day run one of these leading hotels of the world.”
Writing in his Editorial in the March 2016 issue of Hotels magazine, Jeff Weinstein leads on from a discussion of data showing declining room rates trends, due to pressures from additional hotel rooms coming onstream and AirbnB usage to say:
… which leads me to one last point, one that industry leaders make time after time: Surround yourself with the best people to run your daily businesses.
If you need further convincing, read a new book, “Dancing at the Fountain” from Oak Tree Press. Author Conor Kenny relates hoteliers’ unique experiences and writes about their hard work, focus on service, attention to detail and love of people. If you get that right, data be damned.
Jeff, you got that right!
Conor Kenny was interviewed about DANCING AT THE FOUNTAIN by Susan Pannozzo of the Hospitality Academy. The podcast of Susan’s interview is available here.
The Hospitality Academy leverages Susan’s 30 years of hotel experience and her network within the hospitality industry of leaders who are willing to share their extensive expertise.
Susan said: “Had this book been around in my younger days, it would have motivated me into some of the career roles, hotels and travel included in the book and inspired me to to take it a little more seriously”.
Her closing comment was: “Hopefully this book will inspire those out there now with these dreams in their head and help them to achieve those dreams”.
Again, her podcast – and accompanying notes – is available at HospitalityAcademy.net.
On Saturday 6 February, an interview with Conor Kenny was broadcast on Bobby Kerr’s Down to Business programme on Newstalk 106-108FM.
Bobby’s comment on DANCING AT THE FOUNTAIN: “A great book, a really fascinating book“.
Pictured below are Conor Kenny and Bobby Kerr before the recording of the interview – with a copy of DANCING AT THE FOUNTAIN, of course!
The podcast of Conor and Bobby’s interview is here.
Conor Kenny spoke on Radio Kerry‘s In Business programme on Thursday 14 January 2016 with presenter Anna Curtin about his new book, DANCING AT THE FOUNTAIN: IN CONVERSATION WITH WORLD-LEADING HOTELIERS.
You can listen to the podcast here: http://www.radiokerry.ie/podcast_series/in-business/#
Click on the podcast for 14 January; Conor’s interview starts at 12:50.