Airing between regular episodes of the VinePair Podcast, “Covid-19 Conversations” takes an inside look at how the coronavirus crisis is impacting all areas of the alcohol business.

In this installment of Covid-19 Conversations, VinePair CEO Adam Teeter interviews Ben Pundole, vice president of brand experience for Edition Hotels, a luxury boutique hotel group owned by Marriott. Pundole is also the founder of A Hotel Life, an online hotel review site geared toward Millennial viewership.

During this discussion, Pundole offers his perspective on such topics as behaviors in the hotel industry, mandatory hotel shutdowns, and brand strategies moving forward for the global brand. Pundole also commends the creative efforts that operational restaurants and bars have implemented to help their communities during this difficult time.

Pundole remains hopeful for the hotel industry’s future, and predicts that hotels will emerge with a sharper focus on sustainable efforts such as clean energy models and waste reduction.

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