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The Brains Behind Think Hotel Group

The Brains Behind Think Hotel Group

Mark Shemel, Shawn Vardi, and Hunter Gellin have been business partners for more than a decade—best friends for even longer—and not once in that span have they ever gotten into an argument. “It’s insane,” says Vardi, chief operations officer of ...

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Dolce’s Silverado Resort Lures Tourists with Culinary Event

Dolce’s Silverado Resort Lures Tourists with Culinary Event

At the annual Flavor Napa Valley Welcome Dinner—a six-course feast featuring California’s finest wines and food from famed chefs including Roy Choi, Michael Chiarello, and Masaharu Morimoto—John Evan’s plate remained largely untouched. The managing director of the Silverado Resort and ...

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Drury Hotels’ Secret to Guest Satisfaction

Drury Hotels’ Secret to Guest Satisfaction

On its way toward Memphis, Interstate 55 straightens into a precise vertical line as it runs down the eastern edge of Sikeston, Mo. About halfway between St. Louis and Nashville, the old railroad town sits in a vast patchwork quilt ...

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Hotel Opens Days After West Virginia Chemical Spill

Hotel Opens Days After West Virginia Chemical Spill

Life is beginning to return to normal for thousands of West Virginia residents and businesses that were affected by a chemical spill that contaminated the water supply in nine counties and forced officials to mandate a multi-day ban on tap ...

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John Fitzpatrick Tells an Innkeeper’s Story

John Fitzpatrick Tells an Innkeeper’s Story

In the early 1970s in Killiney, Ireland—a town just south of Dublin and near the Irish Sea—young John Fitzpatrick wasn’t like most of his grade school friends. While they spent their free time at local playgrounds building sand castles, Fitzpatrick ...

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