A ‘Buggsi’ Life

First things first…when did the nickname begin? “My name’s a long name and when I was in boarding school in England it was shortened,”...

4 Questions for Mark Pardue, Grand Hyatt New York

At the end of last year, Grand Hyatt New York unveiled its $130 million top-to-bottom renovation, which included 1,306 redesigned guestrooms, “larger-than-life” installations by...

Bill Marriott Jr.: The Interview

“Forty years,” Bill Marriott Jr. says simply while on the phone from New York City. He’s explaining to Lodging why he decided it was...

Return Engagement

As a high school student in his native Minneapolis, Minn., Tim Walker got his indoctrination into the hotel business. He started working in a...

4 Questions for Paul Whetsell, Loews Hotels

Earlier this year, we told you that longtime hotel executive Paul Whetsell would become the new president and CEO for Loews Hotels, succeeding Jack...

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UPDATED: How Hotel Brands Are Responding to COVID-19

Leading hotel brands have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in various ways—from temporarily suspending brand standards and cutting franchise fees to opening their services...
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Twin River Casino Hotel in Rhode Island Transforms into COVID-19 Testing Site

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is now serving as a drive-through site for the rapid COVID-19 tests. According to...
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How the Hurricane Cycle Affects Hotel Demand

Many factors can influence the demand for hotel rooms, but weather-related events have the potential for a stronger impact than others. In particular, hurricanes...

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