Friends and Fun at Lodging Expo

Bacon, Pepsi and vacuum cleaners stole the show this past Tuesday as those with vested interests in the lodging industry perused and met with various vendors at the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West’s annual trade show. The Florida Keys have more than 16,000 transient units so it is no wonder the industry would necessitate their very own Hospitality Expo.

The Weekly’s very own Britt Myers, left, and Lesley Aaron, right, discuss lodging issues with Keys Imaging CEO Andy Smith, left, and Rich Siniscalchi.

The illustrious guest list included, from left: Hyatt Food and Beverage Director Daniel Higgins, SBB Work Principal Scott Barry, Hyatt GM Joel Blunde and Marriot VP/GM and host Clif Taylor.

Expo guest Casey Smith discovers exciting new propane accessories offered by All Keys Gas CEO Ernie Oskey and Rich Lemonjello.

Patti Blakley, aka the Bacon Lady or el Porko de Llisimo served up delicious pork lollipops throughout the day.

The expo was sponsored by the Florida Keys Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West. Pictured: President Jodi Weinhofer and Executive Assistant Nicole Medina.