Editorial Board   

Mr. Guinn

Clyde Guinn

Senior Vice President, Stanford Hotels

Clyde Guinn is a Certified Hotel Administrator with more than 30 years experience in the hotel industry. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he served in various positions with Marriott in Washington, D.C., New Orleans, and Houston and later opened the first Adam's Mark hotel as pre-opening director of sales in Houston. He later served as assistant vice president of sales and marketing for the Adam's Mark brand and as a general manager in their Kansas City and Charlotte, N.C. properties. Guinn opened the four-diamond Kansas City Marriott Plaza as general manager in 1986. He joined Radisson Hotels Worldwide in 1991 as regional vice president and in 1997 he was promoted to senior vice president. Today, Guinn is directly responsible for day-to-day operations for Stanford Hotels' group of properties with specific emphasis on building revenue and significantly increasing productivity.

Mr. Guinn can be contacted at 4153983333224 or cguinn@stanfordhotels.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.