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Welk Resorts CEO Jon Fredricks Delivers Easy Comfort

Entertaining runs in the Welk family. While most hotel companies have a chief financial officer, Welk Resorts has taken profit-making a step further by adding a second CFO—a chief fun officer. The family tasks...

Creation of New Lifestyle Brand Shows Marriott’s ‘Moxy’

The sight was unusual in the bustling L.A. Live plaza in downtown Los Angeles last week. Outdoors, in the shadow of towering buildings, including the JW Marriott hotel, attendees of the Americas Lodging Investment...

Noble House Emphasizes Location, Distinction, and Soul

A resort deep in the Florida Keys and an urban hotel in Minneapolis don’t have much in common, especially in winter. Yet despite their differences—the geek qualities of the Commons Hotel on the campus...

The Driving Force Behind Hawaii-Based Aqua Hospitality

Sitting in Aqua Hospitality’s Lotus Honolulu overlooking Diamond Head, Ben Rafter explains what differentiates his hotels from the much-bigger properties dotting adjacent Waikiki Beach—those with more recognizable names such as Hilton, Marriott, and Westin....

Eric Trump’s Big Plans for Trump Hotel Collection

Seated in a suite on the 60th floor of the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, Eric Trump looks remarkably rested for a guy who, two days earlier, had been in Ireland, sealing the...
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