Lindsey Ueberroth, Preferred Hotels

Lindsey Ueberroth, President & CEO, Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Question everything. Keep open communication. Empower people to speak their mind. Those are the main tenets that Lindsey Ueberroth, leader of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, believes lead to success. Ueberroth said that she urges fledgling hospitality leaders to seek out mentors and create a support net for inspiration and education because good ideas are everywhere. She speaks from experience, and talks a lot about movement, polling and listening to keep visibility high and ears open for new ideas, because a global company like Preferred—with 35 offices around the world—has a wealth of employees who need to feel heard and updated on the status of the company, industry trends and approaching competition. “When it comes to influence, you can look at results but also the speed at which we are able to innovate,” Ueberroth said. “There is so much competition in the hospitality space, so the fact that we are able to keep up and evolve is really a measure of our influence.” Ueberroth describes her team as part of her family, which helps inspire her to keep listening and doing more for them every chance she gets. “We have incredible talent, and I work very hard because it’s like a family to me,” she said. “You want to be proud of who you work for.”

Lindsey Ueberroth, Preferred Hotels

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