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Christine Killion

Christine Killion is the digital editor of LODGING.
American Bison (Photos Courtesy of Sean Fitzgerald)

The Resort Where Bison Roam Free

The 35-mile driveway leading to Vermejo, a Ted Turner Reserve in New Mexico, is an adventure in and of itself. Before even arriving at the resort, guests can spot herds of elk, deer, and...
Ryan Rivett

Ryan Rivett on Building Relationships to Support My Place Hotels’ Growth

Ryan Rivett has been surrounded by franchisees since his childhood. Growing up in the family business—his grandfather, Ron Rivett, co-founded and launched Super 8 in 1974—Rivett attended both big hotel conventions and more intimate...

Creating an Auditing Strategy for Efficient Hotel Operations

What gets measures gets done, says Gavin Philipp, vice president of operations at hotel management company Charlestowne Hotels. That’s why, Philipp explains, it’s critical for hoteliers to have a comprehensive strategy for auditing hotels....
Sonoma Valley California Vineyard and Winery

New Partnership Connects Guests To Eco-Conscious Hotels

This summer, Sonoma County Tourism (SCT) entered into a new sustainable travel initiative to connect visitors with hotels that align with their eco-friendly values. The California wine country destination began a two-year partnership with...

Hotel Guests Share Books With Children and Families Battling Illness

When the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PRMH) opened in 2017, the nearby Study Hotels at University City saw the organization's mission—to support families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and...