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Lark Hotels’ Tailored and Specific Approach To Growth

Lark Hotels’ Tailored and Specific Approach To Growth

When Lark Hotels launched in 2012, the boutique hotel brand was primarily focused on acquiring and renovating existing properties with anywhere between 10 and 27 guestrooms in seasonal transient markets throughout New England and in California. But while it started ...

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Checking In With Best Western’s Ron Pohl

Checking In With Best Western’s Ron Pohl

At Best Western’s annual North American Convention and Global Conference earlier this month, the company touted its many successes from the past few years. Huge jumps in guest satisfaction, new brands brought to market, and development growth were all enthusiastically ...

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Checking In with Allison Reid of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Checking In with Allison Reid of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

In June, Allison Reid became the chief development officer for the Americas region of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, which she says “continues to have a specific position within the lodging industry as—arguably—the first boutique hotel.” She recently shared with LODGING ...

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Checking In With Frances Kiradjian, BLLA Founder

Checking In With Frances Kiradjian, BLLA Founder

When Frances Kiradjian founded the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) in 2009, she was looking to create a “family” for boutique properties. At the time, booking a boutique hotel could be confusing, and even, in some cases, misleading. However, ...

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