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Christine Killion

Christine Killion is the digital editor of LODGING.
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Designers Add Fireplaces To Attract Guests To Hotel Public Spaces

The lobby fireplace has long been a staple in certain types of lodging properties—from ski-in resorts to country inns. With an ever-growing focus on making public spaces more engaging and attractive to guests, hotels...
Pantone Color of the Year

Five Hospitality Designers on Pantone’s Color of the Year and 2019 Trends

Pantone recently announced the Pantone Color of the Year 2019: PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral. According to the company, the shade of orange with golden undertone signified how humans draw energy from nature—just as coral reefs are...

A New Perspective on Travel

As someone who has been in the travel business for the better part of two decades, Cree Lawson is always curious during his own trips. He tells LODGING a story of a vacation in...
Dorado Beach's Arrival Pavilion (before Hurricane Maria)

Restoring the Enchantment of Puerto Rico’s Dorado Beach

Arriving at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico, is an experience in and of itself, according to Michael Crosby, design director of Wilson Associates’ Dallas studio. Crosby recalls the first time he...
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...