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Playa CEO Helps Bring All-Inclusive Luxury to Life

Playa CEO Helps Bring All-Inclusive Luxury to Life

Last fall, Hyatt Hotels entered the fast-growing all-inclusive resort segment in partnership with Playa Hotels & Resorts under two new brands, Ziva and Zilara. The first two resorts, Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos and Hyatt Zilara Cancun, debuted in November following ...

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Vantage to Transform America’s Best Franchising Brands

Vantage to Transform America’s Best Franchising Brands

When Sterling Stoudenmire came on board as president and CEO of America’s Best Franchising (ABF) in February, he was tasked with dramatically redefining, repositioning, and relaunching the company’s brands. Knowing that ABF intended to move quickly, Vantage Hospitality President and ...

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How a Master Chef Adapted to the Mongolian Market

How a Master Chef Adapted to the Mongolian Market

When French Chef Alain Denis came on board as director of food and beverage at the Best Western Premier Tuushin in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, he knew the job would challenge him in ways he’d never experienced before. Situated 100 meters from ...

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Despite Challenges, Best Western Expands Presence in China

Despite Challenges, Best Western Expands Presence in China

Despite a growing number of challenges facing the Chinese hotel industry, including increasing costs, high employee turnover, and decreases in ADR and occupancy rates, international hospitality companies still see huge growth potential ahead in China. Major players like Starwood, Hilton, ...

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citizenM New York Lobby

citizenM New York Lobby

The first citizenM hotel in the United States opened in April near Times Square in New York City. Headquartered in Amsterdam, citizenM is known for its offbeat sensibility and emphasis on affordable luxury, technology, and style. The design for the ...

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