Roger Bloss

Checking In With Roger Bloss on Cannabis Hotels

Roger Bloss is a 49-year veteran of the hospitality industry who succeeded in business and life by playing it straight. However, after two devastating...
Vail Ross

STR’s Vail Ross on Standing Up for Women and Diversity

In her role today, Vail Ross, STR's senior vice president of global business development and marketing, is responsible for the coordination, functional management, and...
Colleen Keating

Paying it ForWard: Colleen Keating of IHG on Giving Back

Colleen Keating, who is now chief operating officer, Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), has been in the hospitality industry her entire career. Since that...
Alysha Smith

Checking In With Alysha Smith of Magnuson Worldwide

In January, Alysha Smith was appointed vice president of operations and development for Magnuson Worldwide. While Smith is the company’s youngest VP, she comes...
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Upscale Climb: How the WorldHotels Collection Suits Best Western

As longtime president and CEO of Best Western Hotels & Resorts, David Kong has led the company’s growth to its current global portfolio of...
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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...
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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...