Inside Business Podcast: ‘We are fighting mad against AirBnB’

Hotelier John Fitzpatrick on a quarter-century in New York city

The podcast meets  John Fitzpatrick, who  went to New York to run a new hotel owned by his father.

The podcast meets John Fitzpatrick, who went to New York to run a new hotel owned by his father.

 

In the early 1990s John Fitzpatrick went to New York to run a new hotel owned by his father. Today, Fitzpatrick is one of New York hospitality’s most well-known names, and a haven for Irish visitors to the city.

In the 25 years in between he has seen many ups and downs in the trade, from the post-9/11 downturn to monthly Celtic Tiger-era shopping trips by the wealthy Irish, and the advent of AirBnB.

Inside Business Podcast

On The Irish Times Inside Business podcast this week, John tells Ciarán Hancock about his quarter-century in New York.