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Johnny So Appointed Managing Director of Watergate Hotel

Johnny So Appointed Managing Director of Watergate Hotel

Washington, D.C.—International real estate developer Euro Capital Properties has appointed Johnny So as managing director of The Watergate Hotel, which will once again open its doors in summer 2015 following an extensive $125 million renovation. A seasoned hospitality professional, So ...

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Bob Habeeb Named First Hospitality Group CEO

Bob Habeeb Named First Hospitality Group CEO

ROSEMONT, Ill.—Rosemont, Ill.-based First Hospitality Group, Inc. (FHG) announced today that President and COO Bob Habeeb will be named the company’s next CEO. Founder, chairman, and current CEO of First Hospitality Group, Inc. Stephen L. Schwartz made the announcement. As ...

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How Kemmons Wilson Transformed Lodging

How Kemmons Wilson Transformed Lodging

On August 17, 1968, Kemmons Wilson, the founder of Holiday Inn, opened the chain’s 1,000th location in San Antonio, Texas. In the 16 years since Wilson launched the brand with his first property in Memphis, Tennessee, he had transformed the ...

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