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Stephen Brandman

Checking In With Stephen Brandman on Journal Hotels

Brands tend to exude the same style and comfort across a portfolio, but Stephen Brandman wanted to start a different kind of hospitality company. After creating and selling both Thompson Hotels and Commune Hotels,...
Stay Boutique - BLLA

Lifestyle Seekers: “Boutique” Offers Many Opportunities for Creative Hoteliers

Generally speaking, the boutique hotel model allows owners to not only choose the design, style, and programming at a property, but it also gives them the opportunity to engage with the local community. Frances...
Janis Cannon and David Pepper

Checking In With Choice’s Janis Cannon and David Pepper

At this year’s Lodging Conference, the LODGING team met with Choice Hotels’ Janis Cannon, senior vice president of upscale brands, and David Pepper, chief development officer, to discuss Choice’s massive Cambria pipeline, the company’s...
Bloom & Bee at The Post Oak

Inside The Post Oak’s Bloom & Bee Restaurant

As a new fixture on the uptown Houston skyline, the Post Oak hotel was designed to embody timelessness and elegance in a 38-story mixed-use building. The exterior encompasses limestone, granite, and marble elements, and...
Menin Hospitality

Menin Hospitality Expands F&B Operations and Grows Bodega Brand

Jared Galbut and Keith Menin have been business planning since they were children–as cousins, the pair worked in various hospitality businesses before coming together and forming Florida-based Menin Hospitality. As principals of the management...
Front-desk staff

Four Takeaways from Gensler’s Hospitality Experience Index

Today’s travelers want much more than just service with a smile, and Gensler’s Hospitality Experience Index has found patterns in how guests interact with hotel environments. The report spanned over multiple years and included...