The Proven Principles Hospitality Podcast

Recent Episodes

May 12, 2021

Diversity and Inclusivity in Hospitality - Vol. 2

Kírs is an Experience Coordinator at a luxury spa and hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. Using their expertise and lived exper…

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May 5, 2021

The Intersection of Hotels and Vacation Rentals

Sean is the Founder and CEO of the Short Term Rental brand, Avant Stay. The company is reimagining what it means to be a short te…

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April 28, 2021

How to Find & Hire the Right Hotel Staff

If you’ve ever wanted to know more about those personality tests that recruiters often have you go through, this episode is for y…

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April 21, 2021

7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Michael Tingsager, Hospitality M…

This unintended mini-series on leadership book reviews is back. The episode that we did on Good to Great by Jim Collins got such …

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April 14, 2021

Yes is the Answer: Christine Trippi, The Wise Pineapple

Christine is an award-winning hotelier with over 30 years in the industry, founder of The Wise Pineapple, a company that helps le…

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April 7, 2021

Health Verification and the Return of the Hotel Industry: Hermann Elg…

Hermann is an industry veteran bringing over 25 years with companies like Baccarat Hotels and Resorts, St. Regis, Montage and Rit…

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Recent Blog Posts

5 MORE Ways to Improve Service

In an earlier post we explored 5 ways to improve service in your hotel.  Today, travel is starting to come back, and occupancy is climbing. Guests …

5 Ways to Improve Service

With everything that the past year has brought, it’s completely expected (and normal) that a handful of basics have fallen off but as occupancy sta…

Five Trends Expected in the Hotel Industry in 2021

Trying to predict when travel will return feels like a bit of a fool’s errand.  There are simply too many variables in play to get a good…

About the Host

Adam Knight

Creator and Host

Adam is the Creator and Host of The Proven Principles Podcast, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Recreation Vacation Rentals and Principal at Knowing Hospitality, a full service hotel management company that operates hotels on behalf of owners and lenders. He brings 25 years experience across luxury brands and independent companies.

A hospitality veteran and operations expert, he has lived and worked all over North America and the Caribbean. He loves the left brain/right brain dichotomy of the hospitality industry. One minute you’re diving into a P&L, the next you’re tasting the new seasonal menu in the restaurant. His passion lies in understanding how things work and making them better, be it small service experiences or large-scale project management.