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How 70 Years Have Shaped Best Western

How 70 Years Have Shaped Best Western

Over the course of 70 years, it would be easy for a major hotel chain like Best Western to grow stale. But for CEO David Kong, the company’s 70th year is merely a continuation of a fresh era for the ...

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JLL Managing Director Breaks Down Barriers

JLL Managing Director Breaks Down Barriers

It’s not even half over, but 2016 has already been a whirlwind year for Gilda Perez-Alvarado, managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). As of Jan. 1, she took on the role of head of Global Hotels Desk for JLL’s ...

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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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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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