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Beautiful Destinations Founder Makes Social Media Authentic

Beautiful Destinations Founder Makes Social Media Authentic

Jeremy Jauncey’s Beautiful Destinations is on the cutting edge of social media-driven advertising. The company uses authentic images, taken by real travelers, to represent brands and destinations online—namely on Instagram—rather than the more traditional route of using specifically-created marketing materials ...

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Simone Wu Talks Choice’s Entrance into Cuba

Simone Wu Talks Choice’s Entrance into Cuba

Simone Wu has worked with a number of consumer-facing brands, from AOL to MCI. But when she joined the Choice Hotels team in 2012 as senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary and external affairs, she was introduced to hospitality ...

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How Meredith Gelacak Mulligan Manages Chaos

How Meredith Gelacak Mulligan Manages Chaos

Early on in Meredith Gelacak Mulligan’s career, when she was GM at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., she experienced a hotelier’s nightmare. During a high-profile event catering to the D.C. elite, the hotel’s coatroom collapsed, leaving 3,000 coats on ...

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Rising Expenses Cut into Hotel Profitability

Rising Expenses Cut into Hotel Profitability

There are a lot of “double-edged sword” issues on the minds of hotel operators these days. Hotel occupancy has reached record levels, which is attracting the attention of developers and therefore the threat of new competition. Inflation and interest rates ...

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Economy Chains Face Lack of Demand

Economy Chains Face Lack of Demand

In the rapidly expanding room pipeline of the U.S. hotel industry, one segment seems to have fallen out of favor with developers. In June 2016, STR counted 166,000 rooms under construction. However, only 1,000 of these rooms were in the ...

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