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Kate Hughes

Kate Hughes
Kate Hughes is the editor of LODGING Magazine.
Leslie Hale

Leslie Hale: The Collaborative Leader

When speaking with Leslie Hale about her career, her enthusiasm for the combination of finance and hospitality is palpable. In fact, the way she tells it, her introduction to finance was love at first...
Shawn Punjwani

A First-Time Hotelier’s Perspective

For more than 30 years, Shawn Punjwani has been a successful businessperson in the Minneapolis area. However, regardless of how well his ventures were performing, they were unable to scratch a particular itch—the itch...
Hilton Supply Management - Hilton Global Supplier Summit

Hilton Supply Management Hosts Inaugural Global Supplier Summit

One of the most common sentiments heard during Hilton Supply Management’s inaugural Global Supplier Summit was that the organization is one of the best-kept secrets in hospitality. Hilton Supply Management (HSM) manages the global...
Super 8 by Wyndham Pennsville, N.J.

The Importance of Personal Connections When Developing Hotels

People who work in the hotel industry are typically no strangers to travel. By their very nature, hotels attract people with a passion for adventure and new experiences. This is absolutely the case for...
Brian Wogernese

Fours Tips for Creating a Successful Company With Staying Power

Brian Wogernese, president and CEO of Cobblestone Hotels, has been in the hotel business for almost 30 years. He was introduced to the industry as a shuttle driver, and later moved to the operations...
Best Western Plus West Lawrence

Partnering with Local Alumni Associations is a Win-Win Proposition

When the Best Western Plus West Lawrence in Lawrence, Kan., opens its doors in October, it is not going to be hurting for business. The property is located right next to Rock Chalk Park,...