supplier diversity

How Supplier Diversity Gives Hoteliers a Critical Competitive Edge

A commitment to diversity practices is essential in today’s business world. It promises inclusion and support for the community in which customers live and...
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The Room Key: Improving a Hotel’s First Impression

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...
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Luis Obispo Downtown‎ - owned by StonePark Capital, of which Andrew Firestone is a partner

Andrew Firestone’s Three Tips for Flying the Flag of an Acquired Brand

It doesn’t seem like the hotel industry is going to stop consolidating any time soon. Andrew Firestone is a founding partner at StonePark Capital,...
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The Room Key: Making Rooftop Bars Safe for Guests

The Room Key is LODGING's advice column for hoteliers, managers, and team members at all levels of hospitality. Have a question for our experts? Submit it...
development challenges

Industry Experts Share the Biggest Development Challenges of 2019

 The availability of quality construction The biggest challenge for us as a developer today is the availability of quality construction personnel, both management and...
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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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How to Spot and Get Rid of Common Household Pests in Hotels

Running a business in the hospitality industry is a tough task, and when pests are added to the equation, it can get even more...
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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...