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Christine Killion

Christine Killion is the digital editor of LODGING.
Carmel Valley Ranch

Nine Hotels Embracing Honey and Bees in Time for National Honey Month

Each September, National Honey Month celebrates nature's sweetener and the honey makers, beekeepers, and busy bees working hard across the country to bring honey to consumers. Hotels throughout the United States have recognized the...
digital menus

Using Digital Menus to Upsell F&B and Level-Up Guest Experience

Today’s dining options for hotel guests span beyond nearby restaurants and the property’s F&B offerings to include app-powered food delivery services like GrubHub, Uber Eats, and more. Hoteliers are searching for ways to remain...
Rosanna Maietta

How Rosanna Maietta Is Spreading the Word About Hospitality’s Lifelong Career Pathways

Rosanna Maietta loves to tell a story—this has been the connecting thread of her lifelong passion for communications. Maietta launched her career as a reporter in Rome, Italy, before moving into the corporate communications...

ENERGY STAR Is Updating Its Energy Usage Scores—Here’s What It Means for Hotels

On August 27, more than 5,300 hotels comprising 70 percent of all floorspace in the market will see a change in their 1-100 ENERGY STAR score, a key metric used to measure and track...

IHG’s First avid hotel Comes To Life Less Than a Year After Launch

Last year, IHG announced its plans for a new midscale brand—avid hotels. Developed with extensive input from both owners and guests, the brand is designed to provide travelers with the basics done exceptionally well,...
craft beer

With Automated Brewing Systems, Hotels Can Create Their Own Craft Beer

Craft beer continues to grow in popularity in the United States—craft beer sales now account for nearly a quarter of all retail beer sales, according to the Brewers Association. Hotels have taken notice and...