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La Quinta Makes Bold Plans for 2016

La Quinta Makes Bold Plans for 2016

Coming off of a decidedly mixed 2015 that included a 25.6 percent drop in its stock price (year-over-year) and the departure of longtime CEO Wayne Goldberg in September, La Quinta focused on the bright side at its annual conference in ...

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The Rising Cost of Money

The Rising Cost of Money

Troubling events in the global economy—stock market volatility, weak growth in China, and plunging oil prices, among others—coupled with a moderate slowdown in industry growth, have hoteliers more cautious regarding new business opportunities. However, hiccups in the global economy do ...

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The Education of an AAHOA Leader

The Education of an AAHOA Leader

Like many among the second generation of Indian-American hoteliers, Bharat (Bruce) Patel can say he was born into the business. The Dallas-based owner and developer, along with his younger brother and sister, was raised in the small apartment of a ...

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The Change-Up: Projects Appealing to Guests, Locals

The Change-Up: Projects Appealing to Guests, Locals

When Grand Ventures Hotel bought the Red Lion in Portland, Oregon’s Lloyd District in 2013, the development team saw something brewing on the east side of the Willamette River. Everything west of the river, in downtown proper, was already well ...

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Designing for High-Traffic Areas

Designing for High-Traffic Areas

People are constantly in motion in hotels, whether it’s guests checking in at the front desk, friends meeting up in the lobby, or a housekeeper busily cleaning rooms. With so many people moving through a single space, it becomes essential ...

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