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Smart Strategies From Hotel Owner Marian Goodman

Smart Strategies From Hotel Owner Marian Goodman

With a background she describes as varied, Marian Goodman brings a wealth of experience to Sky Hospitality, the ownership and management company she runs. Goodman went to school for civil engineering and worked for a big bank during the heyday ...

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Homewood and Home2 Find Favor with Franchisees

Homewood and Home2 Find Favor with Franchisees

Twenty-two years after the successful launch of the upscale extended-stay Homewood Suites by Hilton brand, Hilton Worldwide doubled its presence in the extended-stay category, introducing the midscale Home2 Suites by Hilton in March 2011. In addition to price point, the ...

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Jim Merkel Shares Rockbridge’s Investment Strategy

Jim Merkel Shares Rockbridge’s Investment Strategy

When he was 25, Jim Merkel co-founded Rockbridge alongside his first boss, Ron Callentine. Since 1994, the Columbus, Ohio-based private equity firm has strategically converted or reposi­tioned 325 assets, turning them into top-performing properties by capitalizing on the specific needs ...

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The New Cambria Targets Gen Y, Business Travelers

The New Cambria Targets Gen Y, Business Travelers

Fresh from the recent announcement of Cambria Suites’ new positioning and visual identity, Michael Murphy, SVP of upscale brands for Choice Hotels, details some of the thinking behind the move. Why did the company decided to undergo this new positioning ...

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Checking In With Loews CEO Paul Whetsell

Checking In With Loews CEO Paul Whetsell

After spending more than $250 million in renovations last year, the Loews Hotels & Resorts system is in better shape than ever. Now that all the hard work is out of the way, President and CEO Paul Whetsell is relieved ...

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