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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,...

Lodging’s 2010 Innovators: Jordan Langlois, Vice President, Brand Management, & Roger Bloss, President &...

Every Wednesday, Roger Bloss and Jordan Langlois find themselves talking to both existing and potential Vantage Hospitality members across the country. For a company that prides itself on openness and transparency, Bloss and Langlois...

Lodging’s 2010 Innovators: Gustaf Burman, Senior Director of IT, Specialty Select Brands, Starwood Hotels...

While RFID technology has been on the radar of hotels for a while, one of the questions has been: Are hotel guests in the United States really ready for it. RFID technology allows guests...

Lodging’s 2010 Innovators: Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Best Western International

On a very warm April afternoon Best Western’s senior vice president of marketing Dorothy Dowling sat on a stage in the press center at Phoenix International Raceway. Along with Michael Waltrip, two-time Daytona 500...