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Checking in with Commune Hotels and Resorts

Checking in with Commune Hotels and Resorts

Commune Hotels and Resorts signed a definitive agreement last week to consolidate the company to sole ownership. Through his private equity firm Geolo Capital, Commune’s chairman John Pritzker bought the 50 percent interest in the company held by Jason, Michael, ...

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Female Business Traveler Boom

Female Business Traveler Boom

Phyllis Stoller, owner of the Women’s Travel Group in New York City, is happy that more hotels are ditching cliché Girlfriend Getaways and instead catering to avid women travelers and businesswomen, whose needs stretch well beyond complimentary cocktails.

 “We’re not ...

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Hotels Seek Patent Reform

Hotels Seek Patent Reform

Last month, the American Hotel and Lodging Association was one of 50 organizations that signed a letter to Congress requesting reform for patent abuse. According to Kevin Maher, senior vice president of governmental affairs for AH&LA, patent trolls are no ...

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Hotel Fitness Programs are Bulking Up

Hotel Fitness Programs are Bulking Up

A growing number of hotels are offering innovative, easy-to-implement health and fitness programs – from rooftop boot camps to outdoor running trails – that attract health-conscious consumers and raise guest satisfaction scores. Westin partnered with New Balance to lend out ...

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Investing in the Future

Investing in the Future

By taking advantage of continuing education opportunities, from mentorships to training programs, employees are fast-tracking their careers. In the process they’re bringing their advanced skills back to the hotel to create an even better experience for guests.

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Across the Pacific

Across the Pacific

In the fourth quarter of 2012, the Asia Pacific construction pipeline reached a record high with 2,401 projects (557,505 rooms). To put these numbers into perspective, just three countries—China, India, and Indonesia—make up 91 percent of the projects and 89 ...

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