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Checking In With Gary Isenberg of LWHA

As president of LW Hospitality Advisors Asset & Property Management Services (LWHA), it’s Gary Isenberg’s business to identify and respond to trends in the industry. As he recently shared with LODGING, he views the...
Brian Sparacino, Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Checking In with Brian Sparacino of Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Appointed senior vice president of operations in October 2017, Brian Sparacino brings more than two decades of hospitality experience to Interstate Hotels & Resorts’ lifestyle-focused division, INTRIGUE Hotels & Resorts. He recently shared with...
Holiday Inn - History of franchising

The Origins and Growth of Franchising in the Hotel Industry

The origins of hotel franchising can likely be traced to the formation of a quality-standards-based marketing cooperative by seven motor court owners nearly 80 years ago in Florida. What began then as Quality Courts...
Adolphus Hotel French Room and Portraits

Adolphus Hotel: A Storied Dallas Gathering Place Poised to Make More History

Throughout its storied history, the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Texas, had been a gathering place for the city’s power brokers and a home away from home for distinguished visitors including Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt...
The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills - famous

Innovating and Renovating a Famous Hotel 
in a Famous Location

There’s an infamous story behind the highest floor of The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills, which was originally built as a Le Bel Age back in 1984—before West Hollywood was even a city....