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Aimbridge’s Dave Johnson Talks Management Strategy

Aimbridge’s Dave Johnson Talks Management Strategy

When Dave Johnson co-founded Aimbridge Hospitality with Les Bentley, another former Wyndham executive, the firm had eight assets and about 1,000 rooms under management. Ten years later, the company now boasts 193 hotels with 27,000 rooms and has had compounded ...

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Hilton’s Kurt Smith Talks Innovation

Hilton’s Kurt Smith Talks Innovation

Kurt Smith and his product quality and innovation team at Hilton Worldwide play with ideas on a daily basis. As the vice president of PQI for the company’s focused-service brands, Smith oversees a 10-person team that develops and implements new ...

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Ashford CEO Discusses Prime Spin-Off

Ashford CEO Discusses Prime Spin-Off

In June, Ashford Hospitality Trust announced that it would launch a spin-off Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) called Ashford Hospitality Prime. The spin-off is expected to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in November and will focus ...

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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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