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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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Designer Susan Manrao Celebrates Suite Success

Designer Susan Manrao Celebrates Suite Success

Interior designer and branding expert Susan Manrao found inspiration for her latest hotel project while watching an interactive play, Sleep No More, in New York City. During the immersive production, theatergoers follow characters in and out of guestrooms and get ...

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Terranea Resort’s Terri Haack on Being the Boss

Terranea Resort’s Terri Haack on Being the Boss

During a family camping and fly-fishing trip in the Colorado Rockies, Terri Haack remembers how it rained for 14 days in a row. Frustrated, her mother declared, “I’m done. Let’s go somewhere warm,” rounded up her husband and kids, and ...

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