Gwendolyn Smith

Co-Owner

Grandview Bed & Breakfast

Gwendolyn Smith

Co-Owner

Grandview Bed & Breakfast

Gwendolyn Smith is an innkeeper and owner of Grandview Bed & Breakfast in Mount Dora, FL. She has a long history working in hospitality that includes Disney, Marriott and Starwood Hotels. Gwendolyn is a Board Member of the Florida Restaurant Lodging Association, Florida Inns Chapter and serves on the Marketing Council for FRLA. She graduated from Rollins College with a B.A. Degree in Organizational Communication.

Contributions

Here to Stay: The Modern World of Hospitality

February 25, 2019

Do home-sharing platforms like Airbnb need more regulation to protect consumers and the safety of local communities? How can the interests of private property owners, consumers, and small businesses be balanced? What might an optimal level of regulation look like, and who decides?

In this Fourth Branch video, Gwendolyn Smith (Grandview Bed & Breakfast), Matthew Feeney (Cato Institute), and Pete Clarke (Retired Commissioner, Orange County, FL) explore the legal and regulatory questions that have accompanied the rise of home-sharing platforms.

Watch this video