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Entrepreneurial Endeavors

Kerry Ranson developed his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age—all the way back to his high school days in New Orleans, La. As a teen with a car, he learned how to parlay what...

4 Questions for for Bill Simpson, President, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

In November, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts announced a new president, Bill Simpson. Simpson was formerly executive vice president and chief operating offier of the company. He began his career with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts...

Home2 Suites Arrives

"Dreams do come true,” an exuberant Bill Duncan, global head of brand management, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites, said from his office in Memphis, Tenn. He’s discussing the opening of the first Home2 Suites,...

Accounting for Sales Incentives

The economic recession has had an overwhelming impact on many industries that vie for the consumer dollar, among them the lodging segment of the hospitality industry. With corporate travel cut to a minimum and...

Lodging’s 2010 Innovators: Alex Calderwood, Founder, Ace Hotel

Turntables in rooms, hangover pills in vending machines, copies of the Kama Sutra sitting next to the Bible—when it comes to design choices, Ace Hotel founder Alex Calderwood isn’t afraid to be unconventional. With...

Lodging’s 2010 Innovators: Paul McGowan, Managing Member, Hospitality 3

When Paul McGowan was looking for a real estate opportunity in New Haven, Conn., the former executive at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, wasn’t necessarily searching for a hotel. But as fate would have it,...
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