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Startup Investing Offers More Than Dumb Money

Startup Investing Offers More Than Dumb Money

As managing director of Thayer Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on hospitality technology and backed by one of the Thayer Lodging Group funds, Chris Hemmeter has seen hundreds of startups come and go. He’s laser-focused on staying ahead of ...

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Inside Thayer’s Investment Success

Inside Thayer’s Investment Success

Leland Pillsbury is a man in motion. One day he’s flying his jet to State College, Pennsylvania, to give a lecture on embracing disruption at the Penn State School of Hospitality Management, and the next he’s jumping on the phone ...

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AH&LA Voices Industry Concerns in Washington, D.C.

AH&LA Voices Industry Concerns in Washington, D.C.

As Vanessa Sinders kicks off the weekly government affairs meeting at the American Hotel & Lodging Association offices in Washington D.C., dysfunction has hit a high watermark in our nation’s capital. On the Hill, Congressional leaders have spent the past ...

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IHG Reveals New Holiday Inn Guestroom Design

IHG Reveals New Holiday Inn Guestroom Design

InterContinental Hotels Group launched a new Holiday Inn guestroom design at its owners conference in San Francisco last week. The new H4 design marries homey areas with flexible work spaces, movable seating, and more than five dedicated points of power ...

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