PEER 150 Los Angeles Regional Dinner
The Everly Hotel Hollywood
Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
The PEER 150
The Los Angeles members of The PEER 150 are honored to host an evening of networking and content at The Everly Hotel Hollywood. Attendance is open to senior hospitality executives approved by our PEER 150 team.
You are invited to join us for an evening of engaging content and idea sharing, along with great food and plenty of networking time with your peers.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, October 3rd!
Thursday, October 3rd
5:30 pm – Networking & Cocktail Reception
6:30 pm – Dinner Served
6:35 pm – PEER 150 & Everly Hotel Welcome Comments
7:15 pm – Leading Through Luxury
Jeff Wielgopolan, Senior Vice President of Learning & Development, is one of the hospitality industry’s most respected luxury service professionals. He will provide an overview of Forbes Travel Guide (FTG), the only global ratings system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas and share insights on the brand’s internationally renowned formula to achieve excellence in hospitality.
Using his years of experience in working with globally-based luxury properties, Wielgopolan will share his expertise on “Leading Through Luxury” and demonstrate how to empower and develop teams, setting them on the path to success through a deconstruction of the service journey for discerning guests. Wielgopolan will also showcase how staff can alleviate pain points for guests and provide a seamless experience whilst creating magic at every single touch point.
8:15 pm – Q&A & Additional Networking
9:00 pm – Adjourn
Jeff Wielgopolan is one of the hospitality industry’s foremost service experts. Working everywhere from luxury hotels to chain and independent restaurants, he has been an Executive Trainer at the finest properties in the world. He has trained on six continents, stayed at more than 250 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star and Four-Star hotels, and worked with esteemed brands such as Four Seasons, Peninsula, Mandarin Oriental, Montage, Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis, as well as an array of independent hotels associated with such renowned organizations as Relais & Chateaux, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and Leading Hotels of the World.
A passion for the hospitality industry led Wielgopolan to the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, where he concentrated in food and beverage management. His work experience includes time with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Lettuce Entertain You restaurants. As the Dining Room Director at Tru, owned by chefs Rick Tramonto and Gale Gand, he led a team that won for Outstanding Service in America by the James Beard Foundation. In 2005, Wielgopolan joined Forbes Travel Guide, where his positions ranged from the Quality Assurance Division Senior Manager, to an incognito inspector for luxury properties around the globe, to his current role as Senior Vice President of Learning & Development. He has worked with hotels, restaurants and spas throughout North America, Europe and Asia to improve service, staff confidence and knowledge, and to further properties’ understanding of Forbes Travel Guide’s Five-Star standards and expectations.
Wielgopolan is certified under the Court of Master Sommeliers, was a panelist for the Cornell Hotel School’s Hospitality Research Summit, and is an Honorary Member of Les Clefs d’Or. He was the Educational Speaker for the Les Clefs d’Or 2012 Pan-American Congress in Las Vegas, the 60th annual International Congress in Queenstown, New Zealand, in 2013 and the 62nd International Congress in Mendoza, Argentina, in 2015. He also serves on the Advisory Board for EGBOK Mission, a non-profit organization that provides young adults with educational and hospitality vocational training in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
For more information about sponsorship, please contact TylerVezzani@thepeer150.com.
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