From Family Fun Center to Continent Learning + Development: An Interview with Josh Coy

Host Peter G McDermott interviews Josh Coy who has worked for both Marriott International and Starwood hotels across several roles and disciplines over 15 years. In this episode, they talk about how Josh grew into the industry, how he applied skills from a his first job as a teenager to his adult career, and talks about his experience during Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels. Peter and Josh also discuss recommendations for leaders looking to grow their careers and what role culture plays in the hospitality business today.

Apart from working for Marriott International, Josh has recently started writing on LinkedIn. You can find his latest posts at

Going Up, a new podcast about careers in hotels and travel. In each episode, the podcast features a veteran of the hospitality and travel industry sharing stories and advice for career growth opportunities. Learn more about the podcast, including how to get involved or appear as a guest at

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