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Kate Hughes

Kate Hughes
Kate Hughes is the editor of LODGING magazine.
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Alternative Options: Higher Education Offers Hoteliers a New Revenue Stream

In August, STR reported that U.S. hotel occupancy topped 50 percent for the first time since March. That this was a benchmark to celebrate illustrates just how much damage the industry has sustained since...
Pat Pacious

Choice Hotels CEO Pat Pacious on Keeping Franchisees Informed Throughout the Pandemic

Earlier this summer, Choice Hotels International held a virtual, company-wide address to cover the current state of Choice and the company’s industry outlook. After the event, leadership held a media roundtable, during which CEO...
Rob Palleschi

G6 Hospitality CEO Rob Palleschi on Hospitality’s Resilience

COVID-19 has forced a lot of changes in the hotel industry, requiring hotels to implement new health and safety procedures, find contactless ways to conduct business, and look for new revenue drivers. This rapid...
AAHOA COVID-19 Legal Concerns

Laying Out COVID-19 Legal Concerns at AAHOACON 2020

  The COVID-19 pandemic has been absolutely devastating for hoteliers, leading to industry-wide challenges in pretty much every facet of the hotel business. Some of these challenges are urgent, like keeping hotel team members and...
Jatin Desai, JR Patel, Harshil Patel, Raj Patel, and moderator Teague Hunter.

Rewriting the Book: Young Hoteliers Speak at AAHOACON 2020

  The 2020 AAHOA Virtual Convention & Trade Show continued yesterday afternoon with a panel entitled, “A View from Young Professional Hoteliers: Driving the Future of the Industry Beyond COVID-19.” Speakers included JR Patel, president...