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Kate Hughes, Editor, LODGING Magazine

Turning an F&B Profit

When hotel owners think about their primary profit centers, they don’t usually consider their food and beverage programs. According to Chris Green, senior vice president of operations at Chesapeake Hospitality, these programs are typically...

Holiday Inn Express Changes the Formula

Last month, InterContinental Hotels Group formalized Formula Blue, its long-gestating Holiday Inn Express design prototype. With a design that puts sleep quality, simplicity, and ease of maintenance at the center of its concept, compliance...

How to Choose Outdoor Furniture That’s Built to Last

Function, design, and durability are typically among the top considerations when choosing hotel furnishings. However, other factors can come into play when choosing furniture for your outdoor spaces. Gerald Shvartsman, CEO of Source Outdoor,...

Palmer House Gives Travelers Opportunities to Connect

Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, has been catering to travelers in downtown Chicago for more than 140 years. With a long and lush history, the property has hosted almost every U.S. president since Ulysses...

Mattress Tech Innovations Lead to Rise of “Smart Bed”

Humans started sleeping in primitive beds about 10,000 years ago, and throughout history, mattresses have been stuffed with a wide range of materials, including reeds, hay, wool, straw, and feathers. The first coil spring...
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