Ben Pundole


3:40pm – 4:00pm

The Inside Man

Founder and editor-in-chief of, an editorial site with a focus on hotel reviews and insider scoop, Ben Pundole has more than 20 years experience in the lifestyle hotel business, with a focus on events, bars, nightlife, promotions, and marketing. As he says of and the hospitality industry, “We like hotels like some people like Burning Man, the emojis, Rihanna or Netflix.” Educated at London’s infamous Groucho club, Pundole graduated to the Met bar before an 11-year stint with Ian Schrager and Morgans Hotel Group as VP of Entertainment. He opened Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk in 2010 and currently holds the position of VP Brand Experience with Ian Schrager/Marriott’s Edition hotels.

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