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Checking In With Tamara Baldanza-Dekker of Margaritaville

Checking In With Tamara Baldanza-Dekker of Margaritaville

Margaritaville opened its first resort property in 2010 in Pensacola, Florida. Since then, the brand has exploded in the hospitality space. There are eight Margaritaville properties throughout the United States and the Caribbean and more than 30 in the pipeline, ...

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Insights from ALIS: Checking In With Pat Pacious

Insights from ALIS: Checking In With Pat Pacious

In September, Pat Pacious took the helm at Choice Hotels as president and CEO. Since then, he has been very busy. In December, Choice announced that it would be acquiring extended-stay brand WoodSpring Suites—a deal that finalized on Feb. 1, ...

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Positive Outlooks Abound at ALIS 2018

Positive Outlooks Abound at ALIS 2018

Last week at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), nearly 3,000 hospitality professionals converged at the J.W. Marriott at Microsoft Live! in downtown Los Angeles to wheel, deal, and connect with their friends and colleagues in the hotel industry. The ...

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How G6 Hospitality Leveraged its Legacy Brands for Growth

How G6 Hospitality Leveraged its Legacy Brands for Growth

In 2017, G6 Hospitality celebrated its 55th anniversary. The company, which is headquartered in Carrollton, Texas (near Dallas), has two economy brands that franchise throughout the United States—Motel 6, which has been around since 1962, and Studio 6, an extended-stay ...

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Vicki Poulos: Pushing the Hospitality Envelope

Vicki Poulos: Pushing the Hospitality Envelope

In designing and developing Moxy Hotels, Vicki Poulos, senior brand director for the flag, has challenged conventional hospitality practices and created something unique. Poulos discusses her career and dispenses advice for hospitality hopefuls. How did you get your start in ...

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