He used the appearance to lay out the case for how hotels can better compete with changes in the market, as well as what needs to happen to level the playing field. “It’s undeniable that these industries are changing the landscape,” Sternlicht said. “I think hotel companies are working hard now to make their product not just a commodity or they’re going to get disintermediated by Airbnb and guys like that.” But Sternlicht included criticism for the industry along with his praise, and pushed for local municipalities to do more to make sure that Airbnb did not have unfair advantages over traditional hotels. Get the full story at Skift