Chris Russell

Checking In With Chris Russell, CEO of Spire Hospitality

In June, Chris Russell became CEO of Spire 
Hospitality, AWH’s hospitality management division. He recently described to LODGING how he moved from food and...
Doug Kessler

Checking In With Ashford Hospitality Trust CEO Doug Kessler

Ashford Hospitality Trust recently launched Ashford’s Enhanced Return Funding Program, a first of its kind in the public REIT space. LODGING caught up with Doug Kessler,...
Margaritaville

Looking Ahead to 2019: Q&A With Margaritaville’s Tamara Baldanza-Dekker

Margaritaville has been steadily increasing its pipeline since opening its first resort in Pensacola, Fla., eight years ago. In July, the company launched upscale, boutique,...
Clarion Pointe

Choice’s Anne Smith Explains the Strategy Behind Clarion Pointe

In September, Choice Hotels International unveiled a brand extension of Clarion designed to meet the increased demand from hotel owners for a new select-service...
Hospitality execs on soft brands

Six Hospitality Leaders Talk Soft Brands

What is the role of 
social media in the 
soft brand segment? “Our key social audience includes independent travelers in search of original and local...
McNeill Hotels TownePlace Suites by Marriott Auburn, Ala.

McNeill Hotel Executives Discuss Plans to Double Portfolio

In September, McNeill Hotel Company announced plans to double the size of its portfolio after entering an agreement with an investment fund managed by Almanac...
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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...
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...