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Checking In with Minaz Abji of Host Hotels

Minaz Abji, EVP of asset management for Host Hotels & Resorts, has seen a lot in his 42 years in the hospitality industry—his first official job out of college, before the time of computers,...

RLHC CEO Weighs In on Industry Consolidation

From Marriott and Starwood to Gemstone Hotels and Benchmark Hospitality, it seems as though the list of consolidating hospitality companies is growing faster by the minute. When Red Lion Hotels Corp. (RLHC) announced in...

AHLA Challenges Guest Blacklist Law

The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) last night filed a lawsuit in Washington State against the city of Seattle to challenge the legality of a new hotel worker ballot measure. AHLA filed the...

Instead of Beating Airbnb, Vacation Rentals Join Them

Steve Caron knows vacation rentals. He has more than 20 years of experience building and running vacation rental businesses. With a background in computer science, his packed resume includes serving on the executive team...

Vantage, RLHC Execs Address Post-Merger Changes

Several years ago, Vantage Hospitality Group looked at Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLHC) as a possible acquisition. At the time, it wasn’t the right fit—Vantage did not have the wherewithal to acquire a public...

Cornell’s Hotel Administration Dean Connects Humanity, Hospitality

Kate Walsh is less than four months into her two-year run as interim dean of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration (SHA), but that doesn’t hinder her ability to jump in and hit the...
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