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One-Night Stands Are Expensive

On paper, the formula for success at an extended-stay hotel is very sound. By accommodating guests for an extended period of time, these properties are able to “cover up” the soft spots on their...

60-Second Profile: The Man Behind the Plan

It’s been 20 years since Hoyt Harper II answered the advertisement in The Chicago Tribune that would change the direction of his career. At the time, the Milwaukee native was working as an admissions...

Small & Independent Hotels: Finding Alternatives

Often, independent properties are family-owned businesses. Whether through a bank or SBA mortgages, their entire worth is rolled into the venture. Many of these owners have worked a lifetime for their businesses, which have...

Four Questions For: Jackie Collins / Area Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk...

Trouble can often be lurking for hotels. The transient nature of the business creates a great deal of unforeseen risks. Jackie Collins, area vice president at Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services Inc., has...

International Travelers Mean Business

The American Hotel & Lodging Association is continually examining policies that will produce the best environment to expand the lodging business. The Travel Promotion Act planted a flag firmly in the international market, and...