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Fernando Poma Discusses Opportunities In Hospitality Industry In Central America

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  • Date Added : 4/2/2008
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Fernando Poma

  • Managing Director, Real Hotels and Resorts
  • male
  • Hispanic
  • 1972 (Age: 50 years old)
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Fernando Poma has been the Managing Director of Real Hotels & Resorts since 2000. During that time, Poma has grown Real Hotels and Resorts from four to 22 premier hotel brands including InterContinental, Marriott, Quality and Comfort Inn. His growth plans are focused on Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama and Colombia and include a JW Marriott hotel, a JW Marriott Resort and five Courtyard by Marriott hotels. The company is also expanding its InterContinental hotel base.

Prior to joining Real Hotels and Resorts, Poma was assistant to the managing director of Choice Hotels Europe and worked in asset management and hotel acquisitions for the Westmont Hospitality Group.

Poma spoke at Cornell University on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 as part of the "Conversations with Entrepreneurs" series presented by the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration.

Fernando Poma graduated from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Right now I think there are opportunities in the mid scale segments, not so much in the upscale, the mid scale segments, there are opportunities in places like in Honduras, like San Pedro Sula where we're building a Courtyard right now, in San Pedro Sula. So I think the mid scale segment is importa...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 11 Fernando Poma Discusses First Professional Experiences in Hotel Industry Coming Out Of Undergrad
  • Fernando Poma - Lecture - Real Hotels and Resorts
  • 4/2/2008
  • Fernando Poma
  • 1 min. 54 sec.
Video 2 of 11 Fernando Poma States Importance of Developing Toolset In College That Will Help Your Career
  • Fernando Poma - Lecture - Real Hotels and Resorts
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  • 3 min. 32 sec.
Video 3 of 11 Fernando Poma Discusses Transition To and Role In Family Business
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Video 4 of 11 Fernando Poma States Importance of Being Aggressive In Research and Conservative In Decision Making
  • Fernando Poma - Lecture - Real Hotels and Resorts
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  • 1 min. 34 sec.
Video 5 of 11 Fernando Poma Discusses Importance of Integrity Within His Organization
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Video 6 of 11 Fernando Poma States Importance of Gaining Experience and Loving What You Do
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  • 1 min. 18 sec.
Video 7 of 11 Fernando Poma States Importance of Learning How To Work Well With People
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Video 8 of 11 Fernando Poma States Employees Want a Sense of Self Worth
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Video 9 of 11 Fernando Poma Discusses Opportunities In Hospitality Industry In Central America
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Video 10 of 11 Fernando Poma Discusses Challenges of Being In Business In Columbia
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Video 11 of 11 Fernando Poma States Asset Management Is All About Managing Cash Flow
  • Fernando Poma - Lecture - Real Hotels and Resorts
  • 4/2/2008
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  • 1 min. 53 sec.