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Lark Hotels Welcomes Guests With Sense of Place

Lark Hotels Welcomes Guests With Sense of Place

After running an inn together in Nantucket, Mass., Rob Blood and his wife, Leigh, purchased their first lodging property, the Captain Fairfield Inn, in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 2004. From there, Blood served as a consultant and owner’s representative for several ...

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John C. Portman, Jr. Wins AHA Lifetime Achievement Award

John C. Portman, Jr. Wins AHA Lifetime Achievement Award

ATLANTA—The Atlanta Hospitality Alliance (AHA) today announced that it has presented John C. Portman, Jr. with its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the overall architectural look and feel of Atlanta, particularly in the hotel sector. The award ...

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The Education of an AAHOA Leader

The Education of an AAHOA Leader

Like many among the second generation of Indian-American hoteliers, Bharat (Bruce) Patel can say he was born into the business. The Dallas-based owner and developer, along with his younger brother and sister, was raised in the small apartment of a ...

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Ashford on a Mission to Boost Shareholder Value

Ashford on a Mission to Boost Shareholder Value

Keeping investors happy isn’t easy. But Monty Bennett, CEO of Ashford, a publicly traded hospitality and real estate asset management firm, has come to learn what they want. “Investors love specificity,” Bennett says. “They love a focused place.” To get ...

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Inside Thayer’s Investment Success

Inside Thayer’s Investment Success

Leland Pillsbury is a man in motion. One day he’s flying his jet to State College, Pennsylvania, to give a lecture on embracing disruption at the Penn State School of Hospitality Management, and the next he’s jumping on the phone ...

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