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Welk Resorts CEO Jon Fredricks Delivers Easy Comfort

Welk Resorts CEO Jon Fredricks Delivers Easy Comfort

Entertaining runs in the Welk family. While most hotel companies have a chief financial officer, Welk Resorts has taken profit-making a step further by adding a second CFO—a chief fun officer. The family tasks that manager with creating innovative resort ...

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The Driving Force Behind Hawaii-Based Aqua Hospitality

The Driving Force Behind Hawaii-Based Aqua Hospitality

Sitting in Aqua Hospitality’s Lotus Honolulu overlooking Diamond Head, Ben Rafter explains what differentiates his hotels from the much-bigger properties dotting adjacent Waikiki Beach—those with more recognizable names such as Hilton, Marriott, and Westin. And that’s the ability to deliver ...

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Choosing the Right Partner to Get Deals Done

Choosing the Right Partner to Get Deals Done

Gary Loveman was seething. The CEO and president of Caesars Entertainment Corp. felt burned following the collapse of a licensing agreement with New York’s Gansevoort Hotel Group. Whether he was playing with fire is open to debate. The deal was ...

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