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Hospitality Certifications

Certifications Further Develop Hospitality Talent

Acquiring talent is a constant concern for the hotel industry. A portfolio, resume, and reference list don’t necessarily guarantee that a potential employee is legitimate and able to perform the essential tasks of the job,...
The Lexington Hotel

Check Out: The Lexington Hotel’s 
Norma Jeane Suite

On what would have been Marilyn Monroe’s 92nd birthday, The Lexington Hotel revealed the Norma Jeane Suite, where guests can unwind in the actual suite that Marilyn and then-husband Joe DiMaggio lived in during...
Emilie Hoyt (Photo by Brooke Mason)

Emilie Hoyt: Turning Sensitivities Into Success

Founder and president of natural skin and hair care
 company LATHER, Emilie Hoyt, turned her sensitivities 
to artificial fragrances into a now-booming business. 
Growing up, synthetic perfumes would leave Hoyt struggling with migraines. Finding...
Inn Above Tide Founder’s Suite

Check Out the Inn Above Tide Founder’s Suite

The 24-year-old, Bay-Area hotel Inn Above Tide recently completed a renovation that added three new suites to the property. Generally speaking, the hotel’s design draws inspiration from the surrounding area and especially the sea,...
The Chaos Jump Virtual Reality Game

Upgrading Hotel Game Rooms with Virtual Reality

Long gone are the days of hotel game rooms with arcade machines, pool tables, and bowling alleys. Today’s youngest guests are accustomed to technology that has moved well beyond what many hotels are offering...
Alexandra Walterspiel

IMPRINT Hospitality CEO Alexandra Walterspiel on the Path to Success

During her interview for this piece, Alexandra Walterspiel couldn’t help but regale LODGING with hotel anecdotes while reflecting on her successful global hospitality career. She had so many to share, and each was intrinsically tied...