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Lodging Industry Attracts New Blood, Fresh Ideas

Lodging Industry Attracts New Blood, Fresh Ideas

Developer Tim O’Reilly may not have grown up in the lodging industry, but his family knows a thing or two about delivering good old-fashioned hospitality and first-rate customer service. In 1957, his great-grandfather and grandfather founded O’Reilly Automotive, which started ...

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The Cromwell Hits Jackpot with All-Female Exec Team

The Cromwell Hits Jackpot with All-Female Exec Team

Just 30 days after its May debut, The Cromwell wiggled its way into the Top 20 Las Vegas hotels on TripAdvisor. The driving force behind the 188-room boutique hotel’s overnight success is an all-female, powerhouse executive team. Together, President Eileen ...

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The Driving Force Behind Hawaii-Based Aqua Hospitality

The Driving Force Behind Hawaii-Based Aqua Hospitality

Sitting in Aqua Hospitality’s Lotus Honolulu overlooking Diamond Head, Ben Rafter explains what differentiates his hotels from the much-bigger properties dotting adjacent Waikiki Beach—those with more recognizable names such as Hilton, Marriott, and Westin. And that’s the ability to deliver ...

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RLJ Lodging Trust Continues to Deliver Outsized Returns

RLJ Lodging Trust Continues to Deliver Outsized Returns

Tom Baltimore speaks in measured tones and rarely shies away from blunt truths. He certainly doesn’t need to raise his voice to make a point. RLJ Lodging Trust’s blockbuster success has everyone from institutional investors to hotel company CEOs paying ...

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