Sam Shank

CEO, HotelTonight & Head of Guest Experiences
Airbnb

2021 Phocuswright Conference speaker

Sam Shank CEO, HotelTonight & Head of Guest Experiences
Sam Shank is Head of Guest Experience at Airbnb where he also serves as CEO of HotelTonight. Sam co-founded HotelTonight, the mobile-first hotel booking platform, in 2010, and joined Airbnb after its acquisition of HotelTonight in 2019. As a travel-obsessed serial entrepreneur, Sam was previously Founder and CEO of DealBase, a travel deals search engine, and was Founder and CEO of TravelPost, a hotel reviews site. He served as VP of Business Development at SideStep, a travel price comparison site, after it acquired TravelPost in 2006. Sam attended the University of Virginia and received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Sessions

Executive Roundtable: Hotels and Rentals - Divide, Conquer or Converge?

More space, remote locations, full kitchens, clean surfaces, contactless check-in - today's travelers have unique needs when it comes to lodging. Do short term rentals have an advantage? How can hotels position their benefits and compete? As the lines between the two blur, how do you capture the customer who wants the best of both.