Mr. Berger

Dan Berger

Founder and CEO

Social Tables

Dan Berger is the Founder and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Social Tables. The award-winning software platform has been used to source, plan and execute over one million events since 2011. The company has over 4,000 customers in 100 countries. It has been recognized as one of the best places to work in the D.C. area by the Washington Post and SmartCEO. Social Tables has won numerous industry awards, including Best Industry Innovation from the International Live Events Association.

Mr. Berger has been recognized as an industry and tech leader by BizBash, Event Solutions, Washingtonian, MeetingsNet, Successful Meetings, and others. He recently has been named as one of the most influential leaders in the meetings industry for 2016 by Successful Meetings for the second year in a row. He volunteers with several industry organizations, including the Convention Industry Council and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitor Bureau and was most recently appointed to serve on the Economic Strategy Advisory Committee by the Mayor of Washington, DC. Mr. Berger is a passionate educator and spends his time sharing his experience and knowledge with others. He has spoken at over 150 events and is continually looking for new opportunities to give back to the community.

Prior to Social Tables, Mr. Berger worked in management consulting, ran a large association, worked for a Member of Congress, and build websites for several startups. Mr. Berger has a BA from Hunter College and an MBA from Georgetown. He was born in Israel, grew up in NYC, and lives in DC with his dog, Leroy.

Please visit http://www.socialtables.com for more information.

Mr. Berger can be contacted at 877-973-2863 or dan@socialtables.com

Coming Up In The November Online Hotel Business Review




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Feature Focus
Architecture & Design: Authentic, Interactive and Immersive
If there is one dominant trend in the field of hotel architecture and design, its that travelers are demanding authentic, immersive and interactive experiences. This is especially true for Millennials but Baby Boomers are seeking out meaningful experiences as well. As a result, the development of immersive travel experiences - winery resorts, culinary resorts, resorts geared toward specific sports enthusiasts - will continue to expand. Another kind of immersive experience is an urban resort one that provides all the elements you'd expect in a luxury resort, but urbanized. The urban resort hotel is designed as a staging area where the city itself provides all the amenities, and the hotel functions as a kind of sophisticated concierge service. Another trend is a re-thinking of the hotel lobby, which has evolved into an active social hub with flexible spaces for work and play, featuring cafe?s, bars, libraries, computer stations, game rooms, and more. The goal is to make this area as interactive as possible and to bring people together, making the space less of a traditional hotel lobby and more of a contemporary gathering place. This emphasis on the lobby has also had an associated effect on the size of hotel rooms they are getting smaller. Since most activities are designed to take place in the lobby, there is less time spent in rooms which justifies their smaller design. Finally, the wellness and ecology movements are also having a major impact on design. The industry is actively adopting standards so that new structures are not only environmentally sustainable, but also promote optimum health and well- being for the travelers who will inhabit them. These are a few of the current trends in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.