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Robin McLaughlin is associate editor of LODGING.

How Hoteliers Can Gear Up for Tax Season

Understanding the complexities of changing tax regulations takes a chunk of time that many hoteliers and business owners need to devote to their company's operations. Here’s the rundown on what to expect in 2017,...

Celebrity Partnerships Raise Hotel Awareness, Revenue

What do musician Gavin DeGraw, comedian Rob Riggle, and Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju all have in common? They all have partnerships within the hospitality industry. Hivju is the much-lauded Wyndham Rewards Wyzard,...

Design Trends Becoming More Millennial-Minded in 2017

Interior design makeovers will change some of the biggest brands in the hospitality space come 2017, especially as they aim to please a younger set of independent travelers. Jessica Lotner, interior designer at The...

Red Roof Forum Puts Spotlight on Women Entrepreneurs

When franchisees personally asked Marina MacDonald, Red Roof’s chief marketing officer, for a women’s leadership panel, she saw the need for a forum to discuss issues facing women hoteliers today. The Red Roof Forum...

Recovering from Hurricane Matthew

Dozens of costal communities are still recovering in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the Category 3 hurricane that swept by the U.S. last weekend. The Westin Jekyll Island off the Georgia coast was just...