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Parsippany, N.J.–Days Inn by Wyndham is flipping the script on typical summer jobs with a new travel and photography internship. In line with the brand’s sunny logo, Days Inn is seeking an aspiring photographer with a passion for the outdoors to travel across the country and capture images of the sun. The brand is accepting applications for its month-long “Sun-ternship” now through May 20, 2018.

Responsibilities for the “Sun-ternship” include traveling to select cities across the country over the course of one month and capturing sun-inspired photos. The photos will be shared all over the brand’s website, its social media channels, and on hotel walls across the country as part of the brand’s push to show sun-themed art at nearly 1,500 hotels across the country. The “sun-tern”—who must be an aspiring photographer who is at least 21 years old and a U.S. resident—will also receive a $10,000 stipend, paid travel expenses, Wyndham Rewards Diamond status, and a recommendation from Wyndham Hotel Group’s EVP and Chief Marketing Officer Barry Goldstein.

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is growing its American development team by adding Tiffany Cooper as senior vice president of development and Dan Thorman as vice president of development. Both Cooper and Thorman will be responsible for expansion strategies and growing the Kimpton portfolio in the Americas.

Read more of this week’s notable hospitality comings and goings here.

With a decade of Red Roof experience, Leslie Fisher has been promoted to senior vice president, human resources and training. The former director of training moved to vice president, human resources and training prior to her position. Fisher will now take more responsibility for talent refinement and human resources leadership.

Read more of this week’s notable hospitality comings and goings here.

420 Press Release

Chattanooga, Tenn.—Last year, HOTELSIGNS.com launched a 420 room number promotion for April 20 and is bringing that campaign back in 2018. The numbers “420”—and ergo the date “April 20″—are significant to those who identify with “cannabis culture.” The company says that many hoteliers report that their 420 room number signs are more likely to go missing than any other sign in their hotel, and HOTELSIGNS.com fills hundreds of these replacement orders each year. To help their customers replenish those missing signs, the company is giving each of their email subscribers one 420 room number sign for free.

The promotion is open to subscribers who sign up for the company’s email list before April 19, 2018. On Friday, April 20, HOTELSIGNS.com will email a promotion code to give subscribers one free 420 room number sign. The company added that it has also created a comedic video for the campaign that shows various sign thieves in hotels stealing 420 signs.



Leslie Hale has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of RLJ Lodging Trust following the retirement of Ross Bierkan, effective August 2018. Currently, Hale serves as executive vice president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer, positions that will be filled shortly.

Take a look at other notable comings and goings that took place this week here.

Jeff Wagner has joined Outrigger Hotels and Resorts as president and CEO. Wagner’s previous positions include executive vice president of hotel operations for Trump Hotels and senior level leadership positions with Wyndham Hotel Group. Interim CEO Scott Dalecio will now serve as executive chairman.

Read about more notable hospitality comings and goings in LODGING‘s April 5, 2018 edition of On the Move here.

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