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Kirk Rose Speaks About Marcus Growth

Kirk Rose Speaks About Marcus Growth

Since becoming president at the Milwaukee-based Marcus Hotels and Resorts in January, Kirk Rose has been engulfed in a whirlwind of activity. Aside from learning the ins and outs of the company, Rose has been saddled with a 90-mile commute ...

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Virgin Hotels is Building a Brand

Virgin Hotels is Building a Brand

After Virgin Hotels announced its plans for a New York City location on Monday, CEO Raul Leal sat down with Lodging magazine at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference to discuss the buzzworthy project. Virgin has signed a deal ...

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Jim Donald Improving Extended Stay America

Jim Donald Improving Extended Stay America

Jim Donald believes a company’s success lies in the hands of its employees. That’s why he’s made a career out of engaging with and motivating frontline staff, from baristas to checkout clerks, at companies like Walmart, Safeway, and Starbucks. Now ...

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Checking In With Bill Marriott Jr.

Checking In With Bill Marriott Jr.

Since relinquishing the day-to-day leadership of Marriott International last year, Bill Marriott Jr. has shown few signs of slowing down. At age 81, he is no longer the CEO, but he remains active as executive chairman. He authored the recently ...

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CEO Sit Down With Niki Leondakis

CEO Sit Down With Niki Leondakis

Last year Joie de Vivre and Thompson hotels merged to form Commune Hotels and Resorts, with Niki Leondakis, formerly of Kimpton, stepping in as the new company’s CEO in November. Other big announcements included acquisition of the historic Chicago Athletic ...

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