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Navigating Fair Wages

Navigating Fair Wages

Signed into law in 1938, the first federal minimum wage was just $0.25 per hour. Since then minimum wage has steadily risen to keep up with inflation and an increased cost of living. Now, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 ...

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Michael George: An Owner’s Operator

Michael George: An Owner’s Operator

Founder, president, and CEO of Crescent Hotels & Resorts Michael George has been a staple in the hotel industry for 40 years. He started in F&B, moved on to become an award-winning GM, and has held executive positions at Destination, ...

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Positive Buzz Permeates Hunter Hotel Conference

Positive Buzz Permeates Hunter Hotel Conference

Last week, hotel owners, financiers, developers, and all other manner of hospitality professionals congregated at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Ga., for the 29th Annual Hunter Hotel Conference. The atmosphere at the event, which took place from March 22 to ...

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Checking In with Tom Baltimore

Checking In with Tom Baltimore

On Jan. 4, Hilton’s new REIT, Park Hotels & Resorts, officially started trading. As the second largest lodging REIT ever at launch—boasting 67 hotels and 35,000 rooms—Hilton had to ensure that it was in good hands right from the very ...

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Checking In with Mike Muir

Checking In with Mike Muir

Mike Muir grew up spending his summers at the Jersey Shore, where he watched as his father managed the pool and beach at an Atlantic City hotel. Early exposure to the industry led to Muir catching the hospitality bug. When ...

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Jorge Treviño Delivers on Culture

Jorge Treviño Delivers on Culture

For 10 of his 30-plus years in the hotel industry, Jorge Treviño had the distinct honor of being the person you called when things, let’s say, were not going well. He started his career in the break room of a ...

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