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Carlson Owner Shares Secret to a Happy Franchise Marriage

Carlson Owner Shares Secret to a Happy Franchise Marriage

In the mid-’70s, Leo Sand worked summers at a family-owned Friendship Inn. Today, Sand Companies, the construction, property management, and real estate development business he co-founded, owns and/or manages 19 properties, 16 of which are Country Inns & Suites by ...

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Homewood Builds Care Packages for Military Families

Homewood Builds Care Packages for Military Families

MCLEAN, Va.—Homewood Suites by Hilton distributed 500 travel care packages on July 31 to military members and their families at select USO airport centers across the country, as part of the “Make a Travel Moment” program. The campaign is dedicated ...

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AHLEI Launches 3-D Virtual Hotel Simulation

AHLEI Launches 3-D Virtual Hotel Simulation

ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) offers a new experience for learners with the SLATE Hotel, an interactive, 3-D, high-fidelity virtual environment that takes players through the many responsibilities of a hotel general manager. SLATE stands for ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Summit Hotel Properties has announced that Kerry W. Boekelheide, founder and executive chairman, stepped down from his role effective July 30. He founded The Summit Group in 1991 and served as chief executive officer until 2010. He leaves his position ...

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Montage Kapalua Bay Names New Executive Chef

Montage Kapalua Bay Names New Executive Chef

KAPALUA BAY, Hawaii—Richard A. Holtzman, vice president, managing director at Montage Kapalua Bay, has announced the appointment of David Viviano as the new executive chef. Viviano oversees all culinary operations at the oceanfront resort on the island of Maui, Hawaii, ...

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