Alex Jarbo has extensive experience in the short-term rental industry and owns 16 successful short-term rental properties. He is the founder of Open Atlas, an investment and management firm dedicated to developing and acquiring distinctive short-term rentals worldwide. Over the past 7 years, Alex has coached over 5,000 students and provided personalized guidance to more than 300 individuals, empowering them to run thriving vacation rental businesses.
Additionally, Alex serves as the primary writer on short-term rentals for BiggerPockets, the nation’s largest real estate education and publishing platform. His blog posts have garnered a readership of over 500,000 people in the past year alone.
FEATURED SESSION SPEAKER: The Future of Hospitality Management
WHEN: Thursday, February 22nd | 1:30pm - 3:30pm | River Overlook AB
In this thought-provoking presentation you'll gain an understanding of how the industry is evolving and what the future holds for those at the helm of short-term rentals, hotels, resorts, and other accommodation ventures. Alex Jarbo will share his insights into emerging trends, disruptive technologies, and changing consumer expectations that are reshaping the hospitality sector. From the adoption of smart hotel technology to the rise of sustainable and experiential travel, discover how these factors are influencing the way hotels and resorts are managed.
By the end of this session, you'll be equipped with a forward-looking perspective on hospitality management, enabling you to navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities that lie ahead!
BREAKOUT SESSION: Elevate Your Portfolio: Boutique Hotels & Resorts
WHEN: Thursday, February 22nd | 8am - 8:50am | River Overlook AB
Speakers: Alex Jarbo & Jeremy Garcia
Delve into the world of boutique hotels and resorts! In this breakout session, industry experts Alex Jarbo and Jeremy Garcia will unravel the secrets to successful investments in accommodations that stand out from the crowd.
You will discover the allure of boutique properties and how they capture the hearts of travelers seeking unique experiences. They will provide insights into the strategies for identifying, acquiring, and managing these high-end investments, from historic city gems to serene beachfront retreats.
The discussion will encompass market trends and demand for boutique hotels and resorts, property selection and due diligence, design and branding that sets boutique properties apart, marketing approaches that optimize the guest experience, and the financial analysis and considerations that underpin these investments.