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Cheap Oil’s Impact on Energy Market Hotels

Cheap Oil’s Impact on Energy Market Hotels

After dropping precipitously last year, oil prices have settled into a new normal the past few months with crude staying cheap due to a global supply glut. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said in a television interview ...

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How Hospitality Scholarships Pay Off

How Hospitality Scholarships Pay Off

Ron Vlasic, regional VP of hotels for Kimpton and former AH&LA chair, stepped into a new role this year as chairman of the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Foundation (IHLAEF) with a mission. “I’m trying to create more named ...

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IHG CEO Richard Solomons on Kimpton Deal and More

IHG CEO Richard Solomons on Kimpton Deal and More

Now that InterContinental Hotels Group has completed its $430 million acquisition of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, industry members and brand loyalists are eager to see how the integration will play out. Naturally, the blockbuster deal was front and center when ...

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