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Checking In with Jonathan Tisch

Checking In with Jonathan Tisch

As chairman of Loews Hotels, Jonathan Tisch is supremely focused on uncovering new opportunities. “That’s been one of our core values since my father, uncle, and grandparents started this business close to 75 years ago,” Tisch says. With three brands ...

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Ashford on a Mission to Boost Shareholder Value

Ashford on a Mission to Boost Shareholder Value

Keeping investors happy isn’t easy. But Monty Bennett, CEO of Ashford, a publicly traded hospitality and real estate asset management firm, has come to learn what they want. “Investors love specificity,” Bennett says. “They love a focused place.” To get ...

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Hospitality Trends Investors Need to Track in 2016

Hospitality Trends Investors Need to Track in 2016

Despite choppy growth, the current business cycle has lasted longer than average, surpassing 78 months. In 2014 and 2015, the economic growth rate was about 2.4 percent, and it’s expected to fall within the 2 to 2.5 percent range this ...

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Check Out the Courtyard San Francisco Union Square

Check Out the Courtyard San Francisco Union Square

With its casual-luxury vibe and Art Deco styling, the Courtyard San Francisco Union Square is not your prototypical Courtyard. The historic hotel was originally constructed in 1929 and most recently operated as a 150-room student housing facility. RLJ Lodging Trust ...

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Landlords Running Unregulated Airbnb Hotels

Landlords Running Unregulated Airbnb Hotels

A growing number of commercial landlords are using Airbnb to run unregulated hotels in major cities, a new study released by the American Hotel & Lodging Association claims. The report, which was conducted by researchers at Penn State University’s School ...

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Checking In with Steve Belmonte

Checking In with Steve Belmonte

At 18 years old, Steve Belmonte became the youngest general manager in the history of Holiday Inn, running a hotel at the Chicago O’Hare Airport. From there, he continued his rapid progression up the ladder, with major career milestones ranging ...

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