On Air with Russell of Hotels

Russell Edmond


Your Host, Russell Edmond has spent over 25 years in the hospitality industry, beginning his career with Marriott International in hotel operations before  moving into the sales arena and becoming a relationship building  Director of Sales and Marketing. Russell then went to the other side as a Hospitality Entrepreneur, he now consults in the Hotel & Meeting space, which includes being the CEO of the Russell of Hotels Group, and Oh did I mention he was a Veggie-Foodie? Yes! Always looking for good non-meat eats!

Show Time: 
Tuesday 1:00PM - 1:59PM
Show Description: 
We talk about everything Hospitality - from Hotels to Influencers and everything in between. I will feature guest Interviews  from Hospitality Professionals who will share their experiences. The guests I interview will be people from hotels, tourism bureaus, food & travel Influencers who will share experiences from their careers within the hospitality industry.

Show Archives

February 2019


Today’s guest is Ms. Lesley Butler, Professor, Educator and Lecturer at the Collins College of Hospitality Management, which is located on the campus of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). Ms. Butler will discuss the History of the Collins College and her transition from the Restaurant Industry into Education. We will also discuss new Food Trends and how the Collins College of Hospitality Management is preparing students for careers in Hospitality Management.


Today's guest is Mr. Joe Titizian who is the General Manager of the Hilton Pasadena.

Joe has over 30 years of hotel experience, beginning his career at the Hilton Warner Center back in the early 90’s. Joe and I discuss his career in detail including his rise to becoming a General Manager, the importance of providing great guest service and what separates his hotel from his competition.

Email: joe.titizian@hilton.com

Hotel Website: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-pasadena-PASPHHF/index.html


Today's guest is Ms. Rhanee Palma who is the Vice President of Sales & Service for Visit Oakland.

Visit Oakland is responsible for increasing tourism’s economic impact to Oakland through destination development and brand management. Rhanee and I discuss how and why to use a Destination Management organization like Visit Oakland as well as experiences & career within the hospitality field.

Email: rhanee@visitoakland.com


January 2019


Interview with Travel Influencer Kat Von D, also known as the Traveling Greek who specializes in the Luxury Travel space. Kat Von B who has visited over 50 countries, discusses how she became an Influencer after being a Travel Agent for many years. Kat also discusses the importance of Hotels & Tourism organizations of embracing Social Media in this digital age of Marketing & Branding.


Twitter: @travelingGreek

Instagram: travelinggreek


Interview with Nathalie Fintzi, Director of Sales & Marketing at the soon to open Godfrey Hotel in Hollywood, CA. Conversation about opening the Godfrey Hotel and her experiences in the hotel Industry working mainly with Independent & Boutique Hotels. Website for Godfrey Hotel Hollywood. GodfreyHotelHollywood.com

Email Nathalie at Nathalie.Fintzi@godfreyhotelhollywood.com