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About

 

Founder

Alanna Schroeder

Before competing with hotels, I realized, we must tear a page or two from their playbook. Faded sheets and mismatched towels have no place in a game-changing industry! And so I created The Distinguished Guest to introduce rental businesses to the best hospitality-tested linens and products on the market. 

You may have known TDG in its old form—as a supplier and marketplace. 

We still have a select few items in our online store, but as of 2018, we’ve shifted our focus. In our new form, we’re an educational portal and your go-to source for hospitality data, advice, and inspiration. Let us guide you toward the best industry events, products, people, and marketing strategies for small/independent hospitality providers!

Contributors

Arthur Colker

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Arthur Colker is the Founder and CEO of StayFi, the #1 provider of WiFi marketing services for vacation rental companies. Vacation rental managers use StayFi to brand WiFi, collect guest data, and increase direct bookings – all while providing a better WiFi experience for vacation rental guests.  Prior to founding StayFi, Arthur led digital marketing strategy at several start-ups and ran his own marketing and branding consultancy.

Darren Pettyjohn

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With over 40,000 policies written, Darren Pettyjohn is the Co-Founder of Proper Insurance®, the Nation’s leading insurer of short-term rental properties. Darren is an organization and team builder, having helped build successful businesses in the field of disability insurance, marine cargo insurance, and vacation rental insurance.

Erica Muller

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Coming Soon

Conrad O’Connell

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Conrad O’Connell is the director of Guest Hook & the Founder of BuildUp Bookings. With a half-decade of search, social and email marketing experience, Conrad creates winning campaigns for vacation rental owners and managers. 

Client Love

Alanna has been my go-to person as I've navigated the learning curves of running my vacation rental businesses.  She helped...

Cathy Scott

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Cathy Scott

Alanna has been my go-to person as I've navigated the learning curves of running my vacation rental businesses.  She helped me re-brand my properties, market them effectively, and connect with other valuable industry resources.
Alanna at The Distinguished Guest has been an invaluable resource while setting up my first vacation rental.  I recently bought...

Robert Howell

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Robert Howell

Alanna at The Distinguished Guest has been an invaluable resource while setting up my first vacation rental.  I recently bought a house in Hilton Head Island and knew nothing about what it takes to be a successful vacation rental.  Alanna has always been willing to lend a helping hand and responds quickly to all of my many questions!  If you're looking to set up a new vacation rental or refresh an existing rental, I would highly recommend contacting Alanna to help out.  She provides a 5 star experience!
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