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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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AC Hotels Intends to Stand Out in Crowded Segment

AC Hotels Intends to Stand Out in Crowded Segment

When Marriott International unveiled plans to franchise its AC by Marriott brand in the United States in June 2013, the company was trying to fill what it viewed as an unmet need in the marketplace. “We saw an opportunity we ...

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Steve Joyce on the Issues Facing Franchising

Steve Joyce on the Issues Facing Franchising

All hell is breaking loose in the franchise world, but it’s made for an exciting year thus far for Choice Hotels CEO Steve Joyce, current chair of the International Franchise Association (IFA). The latest challenges include the National Labor Relations ...

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Best Western Board Chairman Shares Keys to Success

Best Western Board Chairman Shares Keys to Success

Danny Patel learned the hotel business from the ground up, starting at a family-owned hotel in Huntsville, Ala. In 1990, he purchased his first hotel in Montezuma, Ga., and launched PeachState Hospitality, a successful family-run hotel development and management company. ...

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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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