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George Seli

George Seli is the editor of LODGING.
Hotel Per La

Reimagining a Historical Space: Hotel Per La

The development of the Hotel Per La in the Giannini Building is not the first conversion of this 12-story Neoclassical structure into a hotel: Back in 2018, the building became home to the NoMad...

Facilitating Meaningful Connections: Crowne Plaza Kearney

Centrally located between Omaha and Denver, the Crowne Plaza Kearney is the brand’s first new-build convention hotel in the United States since 2020. Designed to foster connections between guests, the property is replete with...
Hard Rock Hotel New York

A Musical Motif: Hard Rock Hotel New York

The Hard Rock Hotels brand is known for visually impactful designs, and the new Hard Rock Hotel New York is no exception. Opened this spring in Midtown Manhattan, the 446-key property is intimately tied...

Succeeding in Sustainability: Developer Tim O’Reilly on What It Takes to Realize “Green” Aspirations

LODGING brings you the second installment of our three-part Ownership Series, providing owner perspectives on various hot topics and industry trends. We speak with Tim O'Reilly, chief executive officer of O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC,...

The Road Back: Ensuring Housekeeping Operations Meet Renewed Expectations

Among the pandemic’s more manageable impacts on hotel operations was the immediate need to retrain housekeeping staff on sanitation practices. Dan Paola, VP of operations at Raines, recalls, “It started with cleaning practices and...