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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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Denihan’s David Duncan Talks Growth Plans

Denihan’s David Duncan Talks Growth Plans

In January 2012, David Duncan assumed the role of  Denihan Hospitality Group’s president after serving as its chief financial officer since 2003. And it was a fruitful year, as the boutique owner-operator launched a West Coast development office, signed management ...

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Four Questions for Nancy Johnson

Four Questions for Nancy Johnson

As the American Hotel & Lodging Association chair in 2012, Nancy Johnson made it loud and clear that the $137 billion lodging industry, which employs more than 1.8 million workers nationwide, is a powerful force to be reckoned with. Johnson, ...

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