“Dreams do come true,” an exuberant Bill Duncan, global head of brand management, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites, said from his office in Memphis, Tenn. He’s discussing the opening of the first Home2 Suites, which is slated for next month ...Read More »
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Turntables in rooms, hangover pills in vending machines, copies of the Kama Sutra sitting next to the Bible—when it comes to design choices, Ace Hotel founder Alex Calderwood isn’t afraid to be unconventional. With his first space—a 28-room hotel with ...Read More »
When Paul McGowan was looking for a real estate opportunity in New Haven, Conn., the former executive at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, wasn’t necessarily searching for a hotel. But as fate would have it, he came upon an opportunity to ...Read More »
Lodging’s 2010 Innovators: Jordan Langlois, Vice President, Brand Management, & Roger Bloss, President & CEO, Vantage Hospitality Group Inc.
Every Wednesday, Roger Bloss and Jordan Langlois find themselves talking to both existing and potential Vantage Hospitality members across the country. For a company that prides itself on openness and transparency, Bloss and Langlois decided to take those concepts one ...Read More »
Lodging’s 2010 Innovators: Gustaf Burman, Senior Director of IT, Specialty Select Brands, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
While RFID technology has been on the radar of hotels for a while, one of the questions has been: Are hotel guests in the United States really ready for it. RFID technology allows guests to receive check-in information, such as ...Read More »