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We’ve been through it: Wildfires, economic crashes, chef suicides, climate change. 9/11—the biggest disaster. And then, COVID. 9/11 was a decimator but it didn’t spark so many us vs. them debates. There is one similarity though: That unshakeable hospitality feeling. That hope for humanity. 

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On the heels of his recent trip to Dubai, and in the midst of his quest to build the hotels of tomorrow, Bashar grapples with the true cost of luxury.

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Like a black light wand carried across a hotel guest room, it can be overwhelming to have our blemishes exposed. But, it can be liberating to make our hotels better than before.

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Power To Your People

As the election draws near, Bashar Wali muses on leadership, representation and amplifying all voices.

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Lead With Heart

There is a time and a place for everything. Some moments call for skilled management. This, however, isn’t one of those moments. We cannot manage our way out of this situation. 

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Bashar Wali, one of the pioneers in the boutique hospitality world, just left as the president of Provenance Hotels after 14 years. This is a departing email he sent recently to employees and friends, which has generated some buzz in the industry, you’ll see why below. We are printing this here with permission.

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