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Kimpton’s Mike Depatie Talks Brand Building

Kimpton’s Mike Depatie Talks Brand Building

For a finance guy, Mike Depatie has had some serious brand-building experience. His second job out of business school was at Residence Inn, where he worked under Jack DeBoer to grow the brand from seven hotels to 100. After Marriott ...

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Steve Joyce Shares Growth Plans

Steve Joyce Shares Growth Plans

Choice Hotels CEO Steve Joyce is never one to mince words, and he had plenty of news to gush about at the Lodging Conference in Phoenix Sept. 17-20. Choice and O’Reilly Hospitality Management had just broken ground on the Cambria ...

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Checking in with Commune Hotels and Resorts

Checking in with Commune Hotels and Resorts

Commune Hotels and Resorts signed a definitive agreement last week to consolidate the company to sole ownership. Through his private equity firm Geolo Capital, Commune’s chairman John Pritzker bought the 50 percent interest in the company held by Jason, Michael, ...

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Benchmark’s Burt Cabañas’ Approach to Luxury Resorts

Benchmark’s Burt Cabañas’ Approach to Luxury Resorts

For the past 33 years, Burt Cabañas has served as the visionary force behind Benchmark Hospitality’s sophisticated approach to developing and managing luxury resorts, five-star hotels, and conference centers. Late last year his firm stepped into a controversy as the ...

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