Raul Leal – Chief Executive Officer at SH Hotels & Resorts

In this week’s episode, Steve is joined by Raul Leal, Chief Executive Officer at SH Hotels & Resorts. Prior to leading SH Hotels & Resorts, Raul was the President & CEO of Virgin Hotels where he oversaw the launch of five Virgin-branded hotels and began the development of 10 more. Raul’s resume is chalk full of other impressive roles, such as President/Partner-Hotel Owner at Desires Hotels and General Manager of Interstate Hotels & Resorts. Throughout this episode, Raul shares his inspiring career journey and what he has learned while building some of the biggest hotel and hospitality brand names. Raul talks about his early jobs in the hotel industry, when he caught the entrepreneurial bug, how he met Richard Branson and began working for Virgin Hotels, projects he is currently working on, how mentorship has influenced his career, and so much more.

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