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Robin McLaughlin

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Robin McLaughlin is associate editor of LODGING.
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Four Insights on Traveler Behavior Trends for 2022

As positive COVID case numbers wax and wane, variants evolve and change, and health-conscious fears subside and rise, traveler behaviors are constantly shifting, and hoteliers might find it difficult to keep up. In response,...
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Skyline Lodge Guestrooms: A Retreat to the Mountains

In the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Skyline Lodge recently completed a refresh to the property originally built in the 1930s. Skyline Lodge has 39 guestrooms and one suite that evoke a modern...
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Community Inspired: Hotel Grand Stark

A well-known Portland, Oregon, slogan is “Keep Portland Weird,” and Hotel Grand Stark emulates the sentiment through its design, which was inspired by do-it-yourself projects and originality. The building, first constructed in 1908, was...
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Industry Leaders Reflect on Evolving Guests’ Expectations

Over the past 18 months, guests’ expectations, wants, and needs have constantly shifted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. While hoteliers were able to predict expectations over the course of the pandemic, those predictions were sometimes...
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A United Front: Hospitality Industry Leaders Weigh in on Advocacy at NYU 2021

On the second day of the 43rd annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference at the New York Marriott Marquis in Manhattan, New York, Jeffery Stewart, founder and president of Walnut Hill Advisors, led...