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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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The Origins and Growth of Franchising in the Hotel Industry

The origins of hotel franchising can likely be traced to the formation of a quality-standards-based marketing cooperative by seven motor court owners nearly 80...

Examining Hotel Labor Costs

As revenues continue to grow for most U.S. hotels, the combined cost of salaries, wages, bonuses, and payroll-related expenditures has declined as a percent...
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15 Women Making Their Mark in Hospitality

According to a recent survey from the Castell Project in partnership with Georgia State University, 53 percent of women either agreed or strongly agreed...
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Rajiv Trivedi on La Quinta’s New Home at Wyndham

When LODGING profiled Rajiv Trivedi back in 2014, he was executive vice president and chief development officer of La Quinta, which had then just...

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HITEC Update: Eight Hotel Tech Launches and Integrations

SONIFI Introduces SORA, Partners With NEOU and TraknProtect SONIFI Solutions has introduced its new SORA platform, a visual complement to a guest's overall stay that...
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RLH Corporation Launches AI Virtual Agent for Central Reservations

DENVER—RLH Corporation announced today that the company has deployed an industry-first artificial intelligence (AI) virtual agent for central reservations to support all of its...
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TownePlace Suites by Marriott Opens in Marion, Iowa

Marion, Iowa—Marriott International’s TownePlace Suites by Marriott Cedar Rapids/Marion is now open for business. The new hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise owned...

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