Marina MacDonald

Marina MacDonald Shares Keys to Franchising Success

With more than 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, Marina MacDonald, CMO at Red Roof Inn since 2014, has seen plenty of...
wrapping an injury - workers' compensation

Reducing Workers’ Compensation Claims and Raising Employee Morale

The lodging and hospitality industry spans a range of employee types from hourly wage earners and seasonal staff to salaried team members. Providing health...

12 Considerations for Keeping Guests Safe During a Storm

The wind blows, the waters rise, and the lights flicker. How can hospitality providers protect guests? As regions of the country move into the...
Energy Audits

Four Ways to Reduce Energy Bills

Bloomington, Ind.—While hoteliers have taken steps over the years to reduce energy consumption, many still view high utility charges as merely the cost of...
ICO, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency

Initial Coin Offerings (ICO)

If a person or company is looking to launch a cryptocurrency, the process usually starts with an initial coin 
offering, or ICO. 
Much like...
search smarter, book smarter

Independent Hotels and Digital Advertising Demands

In 2018, it’s nearly impossible to remember that there was a time when the internet didn’t exist. Due to the sheer amount of time...
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....
Kinley Chattanooga

Vision Hospitality Group Adds New Lifestyle Portfolio: Humanist

Chattanooga, Tenn.—Vision Hospitality Group unveiled plans for its newest boutique hospitality brand, Kinley. Kinley will be part of the overarching company’s new Humanist lifestyle...