AHL Insider:

Sebastian Puga

  • What Do you do?

    Entertainment & Culture Marketing for the Standard Hotels. I focus on fostering cultural events and parties at all of our hotels (LA, NYC, MIA) by creating memorable experiences that reflect our culture. But mainly I just try and charm the pants off everyone…And I occasionally DJ for fun.

  • Do you have a favorite hotel in the world?

    The Chateau Marmont. I also love the Explora Hotel in Patagonia. It's so beautiful, chic and adventure-focused.

  • Why the hotel business?

    It's the perfect fusion of business and pleasure.

  • Hotel anecdote you'd like to share?

    Jumping into the bay after a mud bath completely naked at Standard Miami. I've never felt so free.

  • Biggest change you've seen in the industry?

    The integration of technology. While it hasn't done away with personalized customer service, it has streamlined the guest experience.

  • Dream job?

    I think Anthony Bourdain’s new show “The Layover” sums it up.

  • Favorite mini bar item or hotel amenity?

    Late night/early morning room service. And a good bath to soak in.