On Tuesday, October 19 we sat down with Kimberly Walker, the creative mastermind behind the Granada Hotel and founder/managing partner of Nomada Hotel Group, for our first in-person Insight Studio Conversation in nearly 20 months. Guided by SLOMA’s Executive Director, Leann Standish, Kimberly shared insight on navigating COVID-related labor shortages and operating issues while growing a flourishing business; how they have been able to communicate effectively in a noisy landscape; and the importance of working with local vendors and people, in line with Nomada’s “Close to the Source” ethos.

Thank you to our 2021 Insight Studio lead sponsor, Mindbody and supporting sponsors, City of San Luis Obispo and Cuesta College.