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Scott Meyer on Carlson Rezidor’s Country Brand Overhaul

Scott Meyer on Carlson Rezidor’s Country Brand Overhaul

Seventeen months ago, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group introduced a new, more contemporary prototype for its well-established Country Inns and Suites brand. It was the brand’s fourth such overhaul. The objective of the “revitalization” was to broaden Country Inns and ...

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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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Jim Merkel Shares Rockbridge’s Investment Strategy

Jim Merkel Shares Rockbridge’s Investment Strategy

When he was 25, Jim Merkel co-founded Rockbridge alongside his first boss, Ron Callentine. Since 1994, the Columbus, Ohio-based private equity firm has strategically converted or reposi­tioned 325 assets, turning them into top-performing properties by capitalizing on the specific needs ...

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