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Hotel Execs Predict Steady Year at Lodging Conference

Hotel Execs Predict Steady Year at Lodging Conference

The lodging industry might be experiencing slower growth this year, but the general consensus at the sold-out Lodging Conference in Phoenix this week is that fundamentals will remain solid. In the words of Tom Corcoron, chairman of the board at ...

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Best Western Unveils White Label Franchise

Best Western Unveils White Label Franchise

Best Western Hotels & Resorts launched its seventh brand last September, but the company isn’t stopping there. Yesterday, the 70-year-old hotel brand introduced SureStay Hotels, a “white label” franchise model. SureStay will operate as a separate subsidiary while plugging owners ...

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Check Out the Lobby at Boston Park Plaza

Check Out the Lobby at Boston Park Plaza

Owned by Sunstone Hotel Investors and managed by Highgate Hotels, the historic Boston Park Plaza recently completed a multi-year, $100 million renovation and restoration project. The comprehensive transformation includes a complete overhaul of the hotel’s 1,060 guestrooms and corridors, main ...

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R.D. Olson’s Development Fundamentals

R.D. Olson’s Development Fundamentals

LODGING recently sat down with Bob Olson, founder and CEO of R.D. Olson Development, to discuss his company’s bold investments. What is R.D. Olson’s overall growth strategy? First of all, we look for markets that have multiple demand generators and ...

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Need-to-Knows of Negotiating a Franchise Contract

Need-to-Knows of Negotiating a Franchise Contract

From area of protection and new construction fees to capital expenditure mandates, hoteliers have a lot of business issues to consider before signing a franchise agreement. Mitch Miller, principal at Palo Alto, Calif.-based Miller Law Group, offers the following advice ...

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