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La Quinta Remains Agile While Focusing on Growth

La Quinta Remains Agile While Focusing on Growth

Going public in April is just another milestone in La Quinta’s steady transformation from regional player to national brand. In La Quinta’s first earnings call since the IPO, the company reported a profit of $17.5 million and raised its full-year ...

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Foli Looks to Digitally Deliver Hotel Newspapers

Foli Looks to Digitally Deliver Hotel Newspapers

It used to be that having a newspaper dropped at a guestroom doorstep was an essential amenity, especially for business travelers. Nowadays, with so many guests getting their news online, newspaper delivery just seems like a lot of money to ...

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How Much Guest Data Do You Have a Right to Use?

How Much Guest Data Do You Have a Right to Use?

Using big data to gain insights about hotel guests is a relatively new development in the lodging industry. When done right, it can provide actionable intel to hoteliers that can boost room rates and drive more business to loyalty programs ...

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Smart Strategies From Hotel Owner Marian Goodman

Smart Strategies From Hotel Owner Marian Goodman

With a background she describes as varied, Marian Goodman brings a wealth of experience to Sky Hospitality, the ownership and management company she runs. Goodman went to school for civil engineering and worked for a big bank during the heyday ...

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