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Kate Hughes
Kate Hughes is the editor of LODGING magazine.
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COVID Check In With IHG’s Americas CEO Elie Maalouf

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the hotel industry is an understatement. Major hotel brands have had to implement new processes, offer new resources, and adjust business practices...
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Checking In With ESA’s Judi Bikulege and Mark Williams

Hospitality companies have come up against major hurdles in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some brands, though, have been better positioned to weather the storm than others. Extended Stay America (ESA) is one...
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Digging Into What Makes Days Inn Work as the Brand Marks its 50th Anniversary

The story of the founding of Days Inn—now Days Inn by Wyndham—has an almost mythic quality. In 1969, Cecil B. Day was on a cross-country road trip with his family and had difficulty finding...
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Six Experts Weigh in on Hotel Industry Recovery

After nearly three months of lockdowns and sheltering in place, restrictions are starting to lift and people are considering traveling once more. The hotel industry, which was hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic,...
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Stephen Rogers on Deloitte’s “Global State of the Consumer Tracker” Survey

Last week, Deloitte released the results of its first in a series of bi-weekly surveys that focus on the effects of the current global health crisis on the mindset of the consumer. The survey,...