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Saranac Waterfront Lodge

Timely Flex: Saranac Waterfront Lodge Makes Mindful Mid-Construction Modifications

While properties scramble to adapt their existing facilities to meet COVID-19 guidelines related to cleanliness, personal protective equipment (PPE), and social distancing, the good news-bad news story of the soon-to-open Saranac Waterfront Lodge was...
Money puzzle

Checking In: Arranging Relief During the Pandemic

Pulling together during this most unpredictable of times for the hotel industry, a “team of rivals” has formed a joint venture to provide a beginning-to-end hotel receivership platform for financial institutions, banks, special receivers...
Bruce Haase President and CEO of Extended Stay America

Bruce Haase on Creating an Action Plan That Stood Up to COVID-19

Extended Stay America, Inc., CEO Bruce Haase says the pandemic has been a challenge, one that demonstrated the importance of leadership, as well as that old scout adage: be prepared. However, he makes clear,...

ForWard Fireside Chat: Building Meaningful Relationships Remotely

As the pandemic continues to make face-to-face meetings impossible, the second in the AHLA’s virtual ForWard fireside chat series tackled the challenges of building meaningful relationships without the human touch so prized in the...
Bruce Haase President and CEO of Extended Stay America

Extended Staying Power

Extended Stay America, Inc., CEO Bruce Haase is so successfully steering ESA through the COVID-19 pandemic that not a single one of its 636 properties shut down during the crisis. As Haase told LODGING,...