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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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Hard Rock Primed for Growth

Hard Rock Primed for Growth

Jay Pecotte, senior director of project development of Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, took some time to speak to LODGING about how the brand as adapted to the changing hospitality marketplace, as well as the massive growth opportunities it is ...

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Growing Momentum Takes Choice to New Heights

Growing Momentum Takes Choice to New Heights

With its new brand identity, a bigger focus on the upscale segment, and a fresh crop of developers looking to build product, Choice Hotels has a lot of momentum behind it. David Pepper, chief development officer, recently sat down with ...

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Bringing a Contemporary Voice to Choice Hotels

Bringing a Contemporary Voice to Choice Hotels

As VP of brand strategy for Choice Hotels, Anne Smith has been revamping the company’s image to project a more contemporary voice. With a background in theater, publishing, and marketing, the relative newcomer to hospitality brings a fresh perspective to ...

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