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Travelers Turning to Travel Agents

Travelers Turning to Travel Agents

Amid the chatter of OTAs versus direct booking, it can be easy to forget that up until the internet became a household staple, planning a trip was placed in the trusted hands of travel agents. In more modern times, do-it-yourself ...

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Why Independent Hotels Are Thriving

Why Independent Hotels Are Thriving

The data has spoken. In 2016, sweeping uptakes in occupancy, average daily rate (ADR), and revenue per available room (RevPAR) revealed that independent hotel properties outperformed their branded brethren. Now, we find ourselves at the point in the lodging cycle ...

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Checking In with Mike Muir

Checking In with Mike Muir

Mike Muir grew up spending his summers at the Jersey Shore, where he watched as his father managed the pool and beach at an Atlantic City hotel. Early exposure to the industry led to Muir catching the hospitality bug. When ...

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Jorge Treviño Delivers on Culture

Jorge Treviño Delivers on Culture

For 10 of his 30-plus years in the hotel industry, Jorge Treviño had the distinct honor of being the person you called when things, let’s say, were not going well. He started his career in the break room of a ...

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Marriott’s Big Deal

Marriott’s Big Deal

Arne Sorenson is a man in demand. At this year’s Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in January, it was nearly impossible for him to weave through a crowd without stopping to shake hands with almost every person he passed. Many ...

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A Closer Look at the Germantown Inn’s Guestroom

A Closer Look at the Germantown Inn’s Guestroom

Located in a two-story, Federal-style house that dates back to 1865, the Germantown Inn in Nashville strikes a balance between modern style and historical charm. Nashville-based interior designer McLean Barbieri led the redesign of the property, which was originally owned ...

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