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Jumping into Lodging from Another Marketplace

Jumping into Lodging from Another Marketplace

Originally a restaurateur, Mike Whalen, principal at the Heart of America Group, entered the lodging industry accidentally. The company’s original Machine Shed restaurant on the outskirts of Davenport, Iowa, was located next to a small, somewhat unsavory motel. Whalen knew ...

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Landlords Running Unregulated Airbnb Hotels

Landlords Running Unregulated Airbnb Hotels

A growing number of commercial landlords are using Airbnb to run unregulated hotels in major cities, a new study released by the American Hotel & Lodging Association claims. The report, which was conducted by researchers at Penn State University’s School ...

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SpringHill Suites Denver Serves as College Teaching Lab

SpringHill Suites Denver Serves as College Teaching Lab

Some things simply cannot be taught in a hospitality school classroom, such as everyday operations, upholding brand standards, and real-time responses to customer service issues. With hands-on experience, hospitality students quickly learn how to apply school lessons to the real ...

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Checking In with Steve Belmonte

Checking In with Steve Belmonte

At 18 years old, Steve Belmonte became the youngest general manager in the history of Holiday Inn, running a hotel at the Chicago O’Hare Airport. From there, he continued his rapid progression up the ladder, with major career milestones ranging ...

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The Developing Story: Brooklyn

The Developing Story: Brooklyn

Over the past decade, Brooklyn has gone from playing second fiddle to its shinier, busier neighbor Manhattan to becoming a star of New York City in its own right. With residential, retail, lodging, and entertainment space in a state of ...

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