Season 1, Episode 8: Mike Dominguez
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Our guest on this episode is hospitality industry veteran Michael Dominguez, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), an organization that provides global sales services for an exclusive collection of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts, cruise ships, destination management companies and similar travel partners.
Prior to his current position, Mike served for seven years as Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer for MGM Resorts International. Prior to that, he directed sales development for Loews Hotels’ growing portfolio as their Vice President of Global Sales. In both roles, Mike provided strategic leadership, innovative business development, hands-on sales oversight and implementation of effective sales strategies in the MICE and transient segments.
Over the years, Mike has been actively involved in a variety of industry organizations and has served on a number of boards including Meeting Professionals International, the U.S. Travel Association, American Society of Association Executives, and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition, among others.
One of the best known and admired figures in the hospitality industry, Mike has been recognized with numerous honors including Smart Meetings’ Smartest Industry Leaders Award; HSMAI’s Top Minds in Sales and Marketing; and Hispanic Business’s “50 Most Influential Hispanics in the U.S.”, just to name a few.
Mike is a much sought-after speaker to companies and associations within the MICE industry and beyond, and he has provided valuable updates and perspective on his social media channels throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
In this podcast, Mike talks about his career evolution, challenges he faced, his definition of what makes a good leader, and his views on the current Coronavirus pandemic and its impact.