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Mark Eacott

Mark Eacott and Alexandra Beggs on Hirsch Bedner Associates’ New Branding Division

English-born architect Mark Eacott is an associate at the hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), where he heads the new branding division called HBA DNA. Admittedly impatient, Eacott says he gravitated to hospitality...
A model room at Loews Kansas City Convention Center

Alex Tisch on the Niche Loews Has Found Among Bigger Players

Alex Tisch is chief commercial and business development officer and executive vice president at Loews Hotels & Co, whose portfolio includes a mix of branded Loews Hotels and partner-brand hotels. Loews now owns and/or...
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

Toes in the Sand for 70 Years: Outrigger’s Transition To Outrigger Hospitality Group

Since becoming president and CEO of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts last spring, Jeff Wagoner has focused on growing the 70-year-old Hawaii-based company while maintaining the “toes in the sand” identity of its premier beach...
Todd Hricko Hard Rock

It’s All About the Music: Checking In With Hard Rock’s Todd Hricko

Todd Hricko, Hard Rock International’s senior vice president and head of global hotel development, oversees the development of hotels for the entire brand, which began as a London restaurant opened in 1971 by two...
Patricia Davis

Patricia Davis’ Advice for Advancing Hospitality Careers

Patricia Davis, who is senior vice president of marketing and communications at Pivot Hotels & Resorts, propelled her career largely by her expertise in revenue management and her own desire to advance. Although she...