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How Salamander Hotels’ CEO Built a Business

How Salamander Hotels’ CEO Built a Business

When Sheila Johnson, founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, decided to go into the hotel business, it was for love. “I love traveling. I love going to new hotels and finding hidden gems,” she says. However, as an ...

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Wyndham Expands Rewards to 25,000 Hotels, Condos, Homes

Wyndham Expands Rewards to 25,000 Hotels, Condos, Homes

Not just content with being named the number one hotel rewards program by U.S. News & World Report, Wyndham Worldwide has innovated again, expanding its Wyndham Rewards program to encompass 25,000 properties worldwide. The company announced the expansion earlier this ...

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Lionstone Development CEO Talks Strategy

Lionstone Development CEO Talks Strategy

LODGING recently sat down with Lionstone Development CEO Diego Lowenstein to discuss the company’s growth strategy, how it selects the right brand, and more. Why is it important to build a diverse portfolio? When you’re in real estate, and particularly ...

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An Alternate Approach to Increase Productivity, Morale

An Alternate Approach to Increase Productivity, Morale

On average, a room attendant spends 25 to 30 minutes servicing a standard guestroom. But is there a more efficient and productive way? Consider the possibilities of using a team cleaning approach. Increased productivity and task specialization. When two attendants ...

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Upscale Chains Experience Strong Year

Upscale Chains Experience Strong Year

The U.S. lodging industry is in the later part of the economic cycle and questions about the longevity and health of the industry are being read in editorials and heard at conferences across the country. And indeed, we at STR ...

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Beating the Budget

Beating the Budget

Hotel managers achieved the winning formula in 2015—they exceeded their budgeted revenue projections while concurrently spending less than expected to operate their hotels. The result was a 2.2 percent profit surplus compared to budget. As general managers, controllers, and directors ...

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