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Hyper-Vigilance Helps to Keep Guests Safe

Hyper-Vigilance Helps to Keep Guests Safe

The autopsy photos still haunt Norm Bates, Esq. “She was stabbed 96 times,” says Bates, president of Liability Consultants Inc., in Bolton, Mass. “I’ve done hundreds of murder cases, but this was the worst one I’ve ever seen.” Roughly a ...

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IHG’s Kirk Kinsell On Even Hotels, Airbnb, and More

IHG’s Kirk Kinsell On Even Hotels, Airbnb, and More

Hours before being honored by the UJA-Federation of New York’s Hospitality Division at a cocktail reception, Kirk Kinsell sat down with Lodging magazine at the InterContinental New York Times Square. Just slightly away from the buzz of the NYU International ...

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Outlook for Ultra HD TVs in the Hotel Industry

Outlook for Ultra HD TVs in the Hotel Industry

Ultra high-definition 4K TV is the fastest-growing segment of the television industry, according to Richard M. Lewis, vice president, hospitality technology and research, LG Electronics USA. With at least 3,840 pixels wide and 2,160 pixels from side to side, these ...

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By Building on the Past, Choice Looks to the Future

By Building on the Past, Choice Looks to the Future

While the theme “Ignite the Future” carried through much of the 60th annual Choice Hotel International Convention (and the company’s 75th anniversary), the business session opened with a nod to the past—the very beginnings of Choice, as its founder, Stewart ...

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Park Central Hotel Gets a Meeting Space Makeover

Park Central Hotel Gets a Meeting Space Makeover

No longer wanting to be known as just a leisure property for international travelers, the Park Central Hotel in Midtown Manhattan recently underwent a $70 million top-to-toe renovation, with a main priority going toward upgrading the meeting space area. “With ...

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