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Beyond the Law: Lawyer Samantha Ahuja

Beyond the Law: Lawyer Samantha Ahuja

Fascinated by hotels from an early age, lawyer Samantha Ahuja brings comprehensive insight to hospitality legal issues and advises her clients on everything from negotiating management contracts to financing.  Samantha Ahuja, partner at the hospitality and commercial real estate development ...

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Outsourcing Linens Can Save Money, Water, and Energy

Outsourcing Linens Can Save Money, Water, and Energy

For hoteliers who are simultaneously concerned about the environmental impact of their laundry services, as well as the cost of doing laundry in-house, outsourcing their laundry may be the answer. According to Joe Ricci, president and CEO of TRSA—the association ...

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The Baymont Boom

The Baymont Boom

Baymont Inn & Suites has started the year off right. The brand, which joined Wyndham Hotels in They were listed on Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list for 2017 and named top budget-friendly brand in Money Magazine’s “Best Hotels in the World ...

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Extended Stay America Preps GMs for Challenges

Extended Stay America Preps GMs for Challenges

One of the most important aspects of running a hotel operation of any size is ensuring that employees receive the training to perform their jobs properly. Extended Stay America has championed a new program aimed at preparing its general managers ...

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Financing a Bed and Breakfast Through Unorthodox Means

Financing a Bed and Breakfast Through Unorthodox Means

One of the most challenging pieces of starting a new hospitality venture is finding funding and developing a financing system that works in tandem with that project’s vision—and all funding begins with finding the right platform to serve as the ...

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