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Welk Resorts CEO Jon Fredricks Delivers Easy Comfort

Welk Resorts CEO Jon Fredricks Delivers Easy Comfort

Entertaining runs in the Welk family. While most hotel companies have a chief financial officer, Welk Resorts has taken profit-making a step further by adding a second CFO—a chief fun officer. The family tasks that manager with creating innovative resort ...

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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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