Advice for Hotel Developers from Maki Nakamura Bara

Maki Nakamura Bara, president of Chartres Lodging Group, co-founded the property redevelopment and repositioning company along with now-CEO Robert Kline. She also serves as co-chairman of Kokua Hospitality,...
Group Business Proposals

How To Overhaul Sales Proposals To Win Group Business

Which proposals usually make it to a meeting planner’s short list: a proposal template full of sales clichés that is only updated with a group’s name,...
Hurricane

Legal Advice to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Typical hurricane preparation advice helps you through a storm, but overlooks the headaches in the aftermath. As insurance coverage attorneys in Florida, we have...
Housekeeping

When to Refurbish Guestrooms

Hotel owners are often hesitant to refurbish their guestrooms because of the significant expense that it entails. However, refurbishment is necessary at periodic intervals...
Broker

Crossover Investors

Anthony Falor, managing director for Ten-X’s Hospitality Group, describes crossover investors in the industry as “qualified groups or individuals who may or may not...
green

Building a Green Supply Chain for Hotels

Hotel sustainability depends not just on the property-based management’s conservation practices, but also the practices of its many suppliers who provide products and services...
Advertisement
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...
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...
data breach

12 Ways to Increase Hotel Security

Even when hotels have strong security policies and procedures in place, they are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, break-ins, theft, fraud, and other crimes....
Mountain Lake Lodge

Mountain Lake Lodge—Home of ‘Dirty Dancing’—Makes a Renovation Comeback

Located on an extensive 2,600-acre nature preserve in Pembroke, Va., Mountain Lake Lodge has an interesting history, to say the least. Opened in 1851 and purchased...