Alysha Smith

Checking In With Alysha Smith of Magnuson Worldwide

In January, Alysha Smith was appointed vice president of operations and development for Magnuson Worldwide. While Smith is the company’s youngest VP, she comes...
hotel Construction Pipeline

Global Hotel Construction Hit a Record High at the End of 2018

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—Lodging Econometrics (LE) has released its year-end Global Construction Pipeline Trend Report, which compiles the construction pipeline counts for every country and market...
Bill Wilhelm

R.D. Olson Construction Builds for the Future by Investing in its People

What stood out to Bill Wilhelm, president of R.D. Olson Construction, at the 2019 Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) was not necessarily the forecasts...
U.S. Hotel Construction

Marriott, Hilton, and IHG Lead the U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—In the Lodging Econometrics (LE) year-end report for 2018, analysts detailed the leading franchise companies and their brands in the U.S. construction pipeline. Marriott...
hotel Construction Pipeline

U.S. Hotel Pipeline Up 7 Percent at the End of 2018

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—At the end of 2018, the total U.S. hotel construction pipeline continued to trend upward with 5,530 projects totaling 669,456 rooms, both up...
Las Vegas

Hilton Signs Virgin Hotel Las Vegas To Curio Collection

Hilton announced today that its Curio Collection is coming to Las Vegas in 2020 in collaboration with JC Hospitality LLC and Virgin Hotels. Currently...
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New York City

Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
Women in LODGING 2018

15 Women Moving Up Hospitality’s Career Ladder

Over the past few years, more and more women seem to be climbing to the top ranks of the hotel industry. This isn’t a coincidence—woman...
angry guest

The Room Key: How To Handle an Angry Guest

The Room Key is LODGING's advice column for hoteliers, managers, and team members at all levels of hospitality. Experts will answer questions on everything from...
A diverse team holds hands, representing diversity and workplace culture

14 Hotel Companies Among 2019 Best Employers for Diversity

Fourteen hotel companies are among this year's Best Employers for Diversity, according to Forbes magazine. The list, which recognizes organizations for their commitment to...
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