Hospitality Innovators to Converge at Sixth Annual RSS This July

WASHINGTON—Hoteliers and industry thought leaders will come together July 10 to identify the major trends transforming hospitality and share best practices for facing them at the annual RSS in Washington, DC. The sixth RSS will be held at The Newseum on Pennsylvania Ave., a few blocks from The White House.

“The Newseum is a perfect venue for RSS in its sixth year, because it seems like it’s a new story in this industry every day,” said Patrick Bosworth, co-founder and CEO of Duetto. “We’re seeing change accelerate in hospitality constantly, which is prompting new strategies not only from hoteliers but also from online travel agencies and other intermediaries. In order to innovate better solutions for this industry, it’s crucial to create a forum where our loyal RSS audience can discuss their challenges and ideas.”

Kalibri Labs and Silver Hospitality Group co-host RSS with Duetto. The conference combines educational sessions, networking and the presentation of new research to forward-thinking hotel brand executives, ownership groups and management companies and asset managers.

“RSS is one of the few industry meetings where senior leadership from ownership, brands and management companies, with very diverse portfolios, can come together to share the goals of learning the latest and best ways to measure their performance and, ultimately, drive greater profitability for their companies,” said Cindy Estis Green, co-founder and CEO of Kalibri Labs. “Every year, consumer preferences evolve in unpredictable ways, as does the landscape for distribution and hotel technology. Rising costs are about the only thing predictable about this industry. Confronting that complexity starts here, with this group of presenters and hospitality thought leaders.”

As in years past, more than 300 hotel innovators and leaders are projected to participate in RSS.

“There’s no event quite like RSS, focused primarily on the kind of next-generation technology and innovation for the hospitality industry,” said Stacy Silver, president of Silver Hospitality Group. “A gathering like this is designed to bring together thought leaders searching for innovation to face the industry’s biggest challenges, and we’re excited to see the ideas for today and for the future that will arise from RSS.”