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Isabel Vega

Isabel Vega is a LODGING Magazine Fall 2020 intern.
Yaniery Arroyo Familia

Yaniery Arroyo Familia: Putting Guests First During an Unprecedented Year

Yaniery Arroyo Familia, general manager at the Extended Stay America (ESA) Boca Raton in Boca Raton, Fla., began her hospitality career as a housekeeper. After she moved to the United States from the Dominican...
Calder Barnard

Calder Barnard: Keeping a Cool Head During Wildfire Season

The pandemic wasn’t the only catastrophe people have had to endure this year—natural disasters have also had a devastating impact in different parts of the United States, with tornados in the Midwest, hurricanes in...
Alex Francis

Alex Francis: Leading a Team in the Midst of COVID-19

Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown General Manager Alex Francis discovered his love for hospitality when he was very young, traveling with his parents and staying in some of the world’s nicest hotels. “We would check...
Robert Rauch

Bob Rauch of RAR Hospitality Shares Predictions for 2021

It’s not a secret that many hoteliers have been undoubtedly struggling due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Bob Rauch, CEO and president of RAR Hospitality, agrees that between hoteliers having to manage contactless technology,...
HR team reading CVs, shortlisting and selecting new candidates for job interview

Five Things Hoteliers Should Know About Maintaining Business During the Pandemic

Almost a full year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the hotel industry continues to see drastic changes. To survive, hotels that are welcoming back guests have had to implement creative and comprehensive strategies just to...