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Robin McLaughlin

Robin McLaughlin
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Robin McLaughlin is associate editor of LODGING.
minibars

Data-Driven Minibars Help Provide the Beverages Guests Want

Minibar operations can be expensive for both guests and hotels, and not just at luxury hotels, but also at affordable accommodations and economy properties. Today’s consumers typically overlook minibars, but Extra—a startup company that...
Kimpton Gray Plant Pop-Up Hotel

Chicago’s Kimpton Gray Partners With Garfield Park Conservatory and Orbitz for Plant Pop-Up Hotel

It’s no secret that people care more about authentic experiences than ever before. Pop-up restaurants and shops have been meeting that need for years, and the hotel industry is starting to get in on...
Tru by Hilton Chattanooga

With Owners in Step, Tru by Hilton Reaches 100th Hotel Opening

Talene Staab, global head of Tru by Hilton, says the brand’s pace has "definitely been incredible." In fact, Staab says Tru has grown the largest midscale pipeline in the Americas, with 320 hotels in...
The Notary Hotel

The Notary Hotel Takes Up Residence in Philadelphia’s City Hall Annex

City Hall Annex in Downtown Philadelphia has a rich history, and The Notary Hotel, an Autograph Collection property, takes up residence in the space just across from City Hall. Maintaining its boutique status while...
Runners

Stepping Up for Runners

As long-distance running season gets underway, hotels can market to marathon runners and other athletes by providing race-day amenities and a comfortable home-away-from-home atmosphere. Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph, takes the guesswork out of...
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