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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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The Power of Purchasing

The Power of Purchasing

From designing high-tech, social lobbies to purchasing eco-friendly and sustainable products, hotel brands are finding smart ways to stand out from the competition and attract today’s travelers. When it comes to supply chain management, many hotel properties turn to outsourcing ...

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Check Out the Charmant Hotel

Check Out the Charmant Hotel

Once home to the Joseph B. Funke Candy Company factory, The Charmant Hotel in La Crosse, Wis., is a sweet finish to a $30 million renovation and restoration. The name of the 67-room boutique hotel, which means “charming” in French, ...

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Improving Technology to Build Direct Revenue

Improving Technology to Build Direct Revenue

Slow hotel websites, outdated booking engines, and misused analytics are among the top brand revenue killers, according to Vikram Singh, a hospitality and travel asset optimization specialist. Singh shares advice on how hoteliers can build direct revenue and achieve profitable ...

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Dollars and Sense: Upcoming Finance, Real Estate Trends

Dollars and Sense: Upcoming Finance, Real Estate Trends

Hotel brands compete with one another to add new product as fast as possible, but their ultimate success relies on smart growth. That’s why hotel companies consider the sophistication and the capital structure of the real estate owner before striking ...

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Check Out the Lobby at the Carlyle Inn

Check Out the Lobby at the Carlyle Inn

Prior to its $1 million makeover, the Carlyle Inn felt like a Hollywood starlet who had seen better days, says Pacifica Hotel Design Manager Christina McCain Franklin. With its Beverly Hills address and existing architectural curiosities calling to mind the ...

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