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Christine Killion is the digital editor of LODGING.
ForWard: Women Advancing Hospitality

AHLA Hosts Inaugural ForWard Conference on Women Advancing Hospitality

Last week, about 200 women and a handful of men gathered at The Kimpton Gray in Chicago for the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AHLA) inaugural ForWard conference. The theme—“Women Advancing Hospitality”—drew from perspectives...
DoubleTree SOLO Electric Vehicle

Behind the Wheel

Between planes, trains, rental cars, bike shares, and ridesharing apps, travelers have more options than ever for getting from point A to point B. Even so, for guests staying at a hotel without their...
Scott Garner

Building the Largest Travel Data Co-op in the World

Earlier this year at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson described a battle that hotels are fighting on all fronts with technology companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook. “We...
Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District

How Canopy by Hilton Identifies ‘It’ Neighborhoods Nationwide

Hilton's neighborhood-centric lifestyle brand has been on the move. After establishing its flagship location in Reykjavik, the brand entered the United States, opening two properties near the nation's capital—in Greater Washington, D.C.'s Bethesda North and...
Margaritaville

Looking Ahead to 2019: Q&A With Margaritaville’s Tamara Baldanza-Dekker

Margaritaville has been steadily increasing its pipeline since opening its first resort in Pensacola, Fla., eight years ago. In July, the company launched upscale, boutique, select-service brand COMPASS and has signed five properties, as of...
McNeill Hotels TownePlace Suites by Marriott Auburn, Ala.

McNeill Hotel Executives Discuss Plans to Double Portfolio

In September, McNeill Hotel Company announced plans to double the size of its portfolio after entering an agreement with an investment fund managed by Almanac Realty Investors for up to $150 million of capital. The...
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