by Loren G. Edelstein | September 09, 2019
Talk of commissions and the pet peeves of negotiating might have been heated in another setting, with another group. But HB Hospitality's advisory council meeting is a lot like a family reunion -- just without the drama.
The group, established in 2011, is an invitation-only community of 100 independent luxury resorts and hotels, plus clients who manage high-level meetings. Members interact on an online platform called The Hive, which has approximately 5,000 planner participants, and in a growing number of annual gatherings.
HB's latest meeting of the minds -- 15 suppliers and 15 buyers -- took place this past July in a particularly luxurious setting: the One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico. I had the pleasure of joining this year's reunion as moderator of a hot-topics panel. Following are highlights from that enlightening discussion.

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