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A Conversation with the Founder of Wanderstay Hotel Group, Deidre Mathis

Thursday, September 19, 2024
Innovation Stage
Join this intimate discussion to hear the firsthand story of how Deidre Mathis made history as the first Black woman to own and operate a hostel in the United States. She founded Wanderstay Hospitality Group in 2018, a million-dollar hybrid hospitality brand, based in Houston, Texas. Having traveled to over 46 countries on all 7 continents, she fell in love with the instant community and cultural diversity boutique accommodations provided. She wanted to bring that same experience stateside, and thus the concept of Wanderstay was born.
Jennifer Barnwell, President - Curator Hotel & Resort Collection
Deidre Mathis, President & Founder - Wanderstay Hospitality Group