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Ketan Patel

Ketan Patel

Ketan Patel has the hotel business in his blood. He and his family have owned and operated properties for more than 30 years. Together they run Rainmaker Hospitality, a management fi rm based in Lexington, Ky. Although the firm is ...

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Affinia Hotels Partners with Operation Smile

Affinia Hotels Partners with Operation Smile

The hotel industry has long been a proponent of the “service-with-a-smile” philosophy. So it makes sense that Operation Smile, an organization with the goal of providing life-saving surgeries for children and young adults worldwide who were born with cleft lips, ...

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Best Western Opens First Hotel in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Best Western Opens First Hotel in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

PHOENIX—Best Western International has announced the opening of its first property in the Saudi Arabian Holy City of Makkah (also known as Mecca). “Tourism in Saudi Arabia is booming. Religious and pilgrimage travel is one of the fastest-growing sectors of ...

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Fairmont Launches Initiative to Help Communities Flourish

Fairmont Launches Initiative to Help Communities Flourish

This September, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts will reach out and support local charitable organizations during the luxury hotel brand’s Community Connections Month. As part of Fairmont’s new Sustainability Partnership program and the brand’s ongoing commitment to proactively engage with its ...

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Margaritaville Resort Heading to Hollywood, Fla.

Margaritaville Resort Heading to Hollywood, Fla.

MIAMI—A joint venture between Coastal Construction and Tishman Construction, an AECOM company, has been selected to manage the construction of the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, a new hotel and entertainment complex in Hollywood, Fla. “We have been working with Tishman ...

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Three Tips from: Richard Kessler

Three Tips from: Richard Kessler

Advice from the CEO of the Kessler Collection on the path to success. Define your goal. People need to be very clear about what they’re going to create. Do they really want to create a boutique hotel, or do they ...

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