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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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Homewood and Home2 Find Favor with Franchisees

Homewood and Home2 Find Favor with Franchisees

Twenty-two years after the successful launch of the upscale extended-stay Homewood Suites by Hilton brand, Hilton Worldwide doubled its presence in the extended-stay category, introducing the midscale Home2 Suites by Hilton in March 2011. In addition to price point, the ...

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AH&LA Hires New VP of Communications

AH&LA Hires New VP of Communications

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association today announced the appointment of Chandler Smith as vice president of communications specializing in government affairs. Smith, former communications director for Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), will work closely with the government affairs team ...

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Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa Appoints Executive Chef

Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa Appoints Executive Chef

LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif.—Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa, a member of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, has announced the appointment of Carmen Rodriguez as executive chef. Stepping into his sixth leadership assignment in a distinguished 20-year career, Rodriguez is responsible for all ...

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