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Kate Hughes
Kate Hughes is the editor of LODGING Magazine.
AAHOA President & CEO Cecil Staton

Checking in With AAHOA’s New CEO, Cecil Staton

This past Monday marked Cecil Staton’s first day as the new CEO of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA). The former legislator, educator, and entrepreneur succeeds COO Rachel Humphrey, who served as interim...
Central Station Hotel - group business

Make It Special: Creating a Group Business Experience

Hotels in top travel destinations are increasingly leveraging what makes them unique to entice group business. Beyond just meetings and events spaces, these properties are looking to the surrounding community when developing programs and...
National Apprenticeship Week

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week With AHLEF’s Shelly Weir

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) have long seen the value in apprenticeship programs in hotels, and are deeply invested in providing solutions that...

More from Best Western’s Women in Leadership Forum

LODGING sat down with Best Western CMO Dorothy Dowling and Dr. Lalia Rach after Best Western’s second annual Women in Leadership Forum. Here’s more from that conversation. What are some of the biggest challenges facing...

Supporting the Advancement of Women at Best Western’s 2019 Women in Leadership Forum

During the first week of October, Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ 2019 North American Conference served as the backdrop for big announcements and brand updates. The company announced a new brand, SureStay Studio, which...