Comings and Goings

This Week’s Comings and Goings

Marcus Hotels & Resorts this week appointed its first chief commercial officer: Andrew Flack joins the hotel owner and management company with more than...
Gavin Royster

Markets Primed for Post-COVID Development: Checking In With Charlestowne’s Gavin Royster

The COVID-19 pandemic quickly and drastically altered the hospitality landscape. Despite the challenges the pandemic has brought over the past several months and continues...
Biran Patel

Reordered Priorities: AAHOA Chair on Surviving the Liquidity Crisis

Biran Patel says that his priorities as AAHOA chair have changed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. “If you asked me about my...
Dr. Velma Trayham, CEO of U.S. Diversity Group LLC

‘There Is Still Hope’: Checking In With U.S. Diversity Group CEO Velma Trayham

Last week, the newly formed U.S. Diversity Group LLC launched the first Black-owned SEC-registered hotel investment fund. Led by Chief Executive Officer Dr. Velma...
Biran Patel

The Road Back: AAHOA Chair Shares His Journey to and in This Moment

Current AAHOA Chair Biran Patel is a second-generation hotelier who is a partner in BHP Investments and the owner and operator of multiple branded...

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The Skyline Lodge in Highlands, N.C.

Indigo Road Adds The Skyline Lodge, Plans Renovations for the Boutique Property

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Indigo Road Hospitality Group recently added The Skyline Lodge in Highlands, N.C., to its growing portfolio of F&B-driven boutique hotels....
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‘This Is Our Time’: AHLAF Scholarship Recipients Plan for a Future in Hospitality

Quanifah Williams and her mother would cook together when she was growing up. Cooking was always a happy part of her day and allowed...
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Wyndham Sales SVP Talks Pandemic Strategies and Initiatives

Carol Lynch, senior vice president of sales at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, says being able to keep the company’s sales team in place during...