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Simone Wu Talks Choice’s Entrance into Cuba

Simone Wu Talks Choice’s Entrance into Cuba

Simone Wu has worked with a number of consumer-facing brands, from AOL to MCI. But when she joined the Choice Hotels team in 2012 as senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary and external affairs, she was introduced to hospitality ...

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Checking In with Jagruti Panwala

Checking In with Jagruti Panwala

Jagruti Panwala is a busy woman. Her family owns and manages four hotels, the first of which Panwala bought with her father and uncle when she was only 19 years old. She is the owner and president of Wealth Protection ...

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Checking In: Alex Cabañas of Benchmark

Checking In: Alex Cabañas of Benchmark

Alex Cabañas, CEO of Benchmark Hospitality International, could not be in a better mood. Following the July 11 announcement that Benchmark and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts had merged, Cabañas is enjoying a well-deserved vacation in Vail, Colo., with family. As ...

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How Marriott Tackles the Extended-Stay Segment

How Marriott Tackles the Extended-Stay Segment

Extended-stay is a thriving segment, consistently outperforming other tiers in the United States. Loren Nalewanski, vice president and global brand manager for SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites by Marriott, has capitalized on the extended-stay sector’s success, making TownePlace a standout ...

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Red Lion SVP Talks Development Fundamentals

Red Lion SVP Talks Development Fundamentals

LODGING recently sat down with Brian Quinn, senior vice president and chief franchise officer for Red Lion Hotels Corporation to talk development fundamentals. Red Lion Hotels Corporation has five brands that fulfill various price points. Why is it important to ...

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Choice Chief Development Officer Talks Franchising

Choice Chief Development Officer Talks Franchising

Choice Hotels International is one of the largest hotel franchisors in the world, boasting a portfolio of more than 6,300 hotels in more than 35 countries and territories. Chief development officer David Pepper shares some insight on what attracts hoteliers ...

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