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RLHC CEO Weighs In on Industry Consolidation

RLHC CEO Weighs In on Industry Consolidation

From Marriott and Starwood to Gemstone Hotels and Benchmark Hospitality, it seems as though the list of consolidating hospitality companies is growing faster by the minute. When Red Lion Hotels Corp. (RLHC) announced in September that it closed on the ...

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Checking In with Jay Stein of Dream Hotel Group

Checking In with Jay Stein of Dream Hotel Group

Jay Stein, former COO of Hampshire Hotels Management, had amassed more than 20 years experience with the New York-based company when he earned the title of CEO last December. Given his expertise, Stein knew exactly the right moves that would ...

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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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