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Robin McLaughlin

Robin McLaughlin is digital editor of LODGING.

Raising Stars: GF Hotels & Resorts Retains Employees by Investing in Their Professional Development

Leisure demand has made a strong comeback in 2022, and a recent analysis by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Kalibri Labs expects it to end the year 14 percent higher than...
2022 Brand Conference

Family First: Red Roof Treats Franchisees to News and Updates at 2022 Brand Conference

Red Roof’s 2022 Brand Conference, held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, took a lighthearted approach to welcoming over 1,000 franchisees, owners, and hotel workers. Along with the merriment that came with seeing...

Flipping the Script: YOTEL’s Tech-Forward Approach to a New Concept

In Miami’s fast-growing downtown sits the first dual-branded YOTEL / YOTELPAD Miami. With 222 guestrooms, YOTEL Miami welcomes guests for short, transient stays while YOTELPAD Miami has 231 condominium-style spaces (i.e., “pads”) for long-term...

Encouraging Momentum: Insights From AHLA’s ForWard Conference

For the first time in person since 2019, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) hosted its ForWard Conference at the Hilton Chicago. In a nearly sold-out space, professionals from all facets of the...
Choice Hotels Convention

Future-Focused: Choice Executives on the Customers and Brands of Tomorrow

At the 66th annual Choice Hotels International, Inc., convention—which took a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic—franchisees and corporate leaders alike shared excitement over networking with others and discussing the possibilities for the future....