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Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks

Jerry Reyes had a tough act to follow when he took over as the director of housekeeping at the W New Orleans Hotel in 2005: his identical twin brother, Ramon. Jerry not only had to live up to certain expectations ...

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House Music

House Music

At 29 years old, Bijal Panwala, also known as DJ Bijal, already has an impressive resume under his belt. In 2005, he was named a “Next Big DJ” by MTV and quickly shot to fame as a mixtape artist and ...

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2012 Innovators: Daniel Gauthier

2012 Innovators: Daniel Gauthier

It’s no surprise that the co-founder of the famed aerobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil, , has entered the hospitality world with a dramatic performance of balance and agility by introducing a hip, inventive (and somewhat surreal) eco-friendly resort complex, Le ...

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2012 Innovators: Chef Jose Garces

2012 Innovators: Chef Jose Garces

Creative partnerships within the hotel industry can translate to innovation at its best. Just ask “Iron Chef” Jose Garces, renowned for his modern interpretations of Latin and Hispanic cuisine in his 15 restaurants in five U.S. cities. In the last ...

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Brand Identity

Brand Identity

As John Lee sees it, hotel brands can’t lure customers in with a cane like carnival barkers. Attracting more guests relies on building relationships, trust, and ultimately loyalty. For more than 12 years, Lee has overseen everything from advertising and ...

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