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Kate Hughes
Kate Hughes is the editor of LODGING Magazine.
Three execs share takeaways at the 2019 Hunter Hotel Investment Conference

Three Takeaways From the 2019 Hunter Hotel Investment Conference

Hospitality executives at the 2019 Hunter Hotel Investment Conference wanted attendees to leave with these takeaways. The challenge is in development costs. “The overall challenge is in development costs. In general, they have grown so much...

Radisson Hotel Group Channels the Power of “Yes” at the 2019 Americas Business Conference

Radisson Hotel Group has had a tumultuous few years. In 2016, the company, then Carlson Hotels, was acquired by China’s HNA Tourism Group. In March of last year, under HNA, the company announced its...

Optimism Reigns at the 2019 Hunter Hotel Investment Conference

Last week, more than 1,800 hospitality professionals—from architects to brokers to franchisors to investors—converged on the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for the 2019 Hunter Hotel Investment Conference. This year’s conference was marked by an air...
Alysha Smith

Checking In With Alysha Smith of Magnuson Worldwide

In January, Alysha Smith was appointed vice president of operations and development for Magnuson Worldwide. While Smith is the company’s youngest VP, she comes to Magnuson with a wealth of global hospitality experience, having...
Bell - operations and technology

Technology-Supported Operations Leave More Time for Hospitality

Early this year, news broke that the Henn-na Hotel in Sasebo, Japan was laying off half of its workforce. What made this news particularly interesting was that the Henn-na Hotel was staffed almost entirely...
Chip Rogers

Chip Rogers Shares Two of His Biggest Goals as President and CEO of AHLA

Chip Rogers says that advocacy and education will be AHLA’s top two priorities, “as always,” but he has a couple of other lofty goals in his new role as president and CEO. Strengthening relationships with...