Meet today’s artisan, Kevin O’Shea, who is the Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Salt Hotels!
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Day Job: Chief Creative Officer – Everything Creative
Night Job: Cooking and Entertaining
Headquarters: Provincetown, Massachusetts
Tell us what you create: Remarkable hotels with amazing partners in fabulous locations.
Tell us your mission: To create authentic experiences that give our guests a true sense of place.
Tell us your most noteworthy achievement in hospitality: Our first hotel in Provincetown MA, Salt House Inn, everything was done by myself and David Bowd, my husband, from painting to graphics, to the breakfast that was served every morning. We completely ran it ourselves for the first few years, and it was the birth of the company we run today (and we still operate Salt House Inn!).
Tell us how your hotels impact the world in a positive way: Through education and our Salt School initiative that provides free hospitality training in our various markets, giving people opportunities in the hospitality industry regardless of experience, background, or education.
If you had one day to experience your hotel, what would you do?: I would lay around the pool drinking rosé with dear friends, and my phone and computer would be off.
Tell us what your favorite part of being a boutique hotel operator is: I get to create amazing spaces every day with no rule book, no guidelines, and no brand standards. I get to question everything around me and create unique solutions to create truly magical spaces and experiences for our guests to experience.