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Shashi Group Shares Advice for First-Time Franchisees

Shashi Group Shares Advice for First-Time Franchisees

Shashi Group’s technology-savvy founders, Dipesh Gupta and Manish Gupta, recognized early on the significant hotel supply-and-demand gap in Silicon Valley, says Narayanan Karu, vice president of finance and asset management. Top Fortune 500 technology companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook, and ...

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Keys to Upgrading a Rough-Around-the-Edges Property

Keys to Upgrading a Rough-Around-the-Edges Property

Chris Holland bought the worst hotel in the Florida Keys. He says so himself. “The place was on its knees,” Holland says of the then Blue Lagoon Motel in Key West. “Nothing was serviceable. The reviews were ‘blood on the sheets’ ...

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How to Get the Most From Your Hotel Fitness Room

How to Get the Most From Your Hotel Fitness Room

Since the early ’90s and the days of step aerobics, spandex, and the Thighmaster, John Sarver has designed fitness rooms. As the director of design and development for Hotel Fitness, he specializes in hotel and resort fitness centers, with more ...

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9 Ways to Revamp Your Fitness Programs

9 Ways to Revamp Your Fitness Programs

For Even Hotels, the marathon is complete. InterContinental Hotels Group’s first two much-anticipated wellness-centric properties, announced in 2013, opened in June. “I’m excited and relieved,” says Kirk Kinsell, IHG’s president of the Americas. Even Hotels belongs to a growing group ...

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How Best to Battle Against Cybercriminals

How Best to Battle Against Cybercriminals

Hotels, the bad guys have their beady eyes on you. “The more credit cards you have, the more interesting you are to someone,” says Suzanne Widup, senior analyst with Verizon’s RISK team. “You have data that they want.” The hotel ...

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