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Stepping Up: Accor’s Ben Cadwell on Meeting Challenges Facing the Industry Now

Accor’s Chief Operating Officer, United States Ben Cadwell met with LODGING while attending the 44th annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference at the Marriott Marquis. At that time, Cadwell, who assumed this position...
sourcing sustainable amenities

Five Things to Know About Sourcing Sustainable Amenities

According to Chris Breen, head of partnerships at Public Goods, which creates sustainable products for consumers and—increasingly—hospitality businesses, the key to procuring amenities that are best for the planet is simplicity. Breen shares with...
April Hotel Handbook: Investing in the right assets

Five Things Hoteliers Need to Know to Invest in the Right Asset

Raines Company’s Vice President, Investments, Kristen Myers, observes that many investors sitting on the sidelines expecting distressed property bargains as a result of the pandemic have been disappointed. While they need to find “homes”...
May 2022 Owner's Manual Conversions

Take Care: Conversion Considerations for Franchisees

Radisson Hotel Group Americas’ Chief Development Officer Phil Hugh advises those eying a franchise brand agreement contract, including for conversion, to proceed with caution. “You need to understand that you’re aligning with a franchisor...
PMZ Realty Capital closed over $80 million in financing in Q1 2022, including for the Four Points by Sheraton Amarillo Center in Amarillo, Texas, among other properties.

Finessing Financing: The Hotel Lending Environment Today

There has been much talk of capital on the sidelines poised for hotel investment; but what many hoteliers want to know is how they can actually secure the financing they need now, as continuing...