Comings and Goings

This Week’s Comings and Goings

Hard Rock International has named Rachel Mecca director of global travel industry sales. In this position, she will develop strategies and sales and marketing...
Patrick O’Neil

Born to Run: Patrick O’Neil on Hotel Management

Patrick O’Neil, who is president of Peachtree Hospitality Management, grew up in hotels, literally—his family lived at the Waikiki Sheraton, where his father was...
Dallas hotels

Hotel Industry Announces Grants To Train Dallas Youth for Hospitality Careers

DALLAS—Today, Dallas Mayor Michael S. Rawlings joined the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF), the Texas...
Background check

Five Components of a Comprehensive Background Check for Hotel Staff

In the hospitality business, an ideal candidate is a true steward of a hotel's brand. However, even the best candidates may have hidden secrets...
Greg Friedman

Greg Friedman Leverages Legacy Lessons To Compete in the Current Environment

Greg Friedman, who is Peachtree Hotel Group (PHG) Managing Principal and CEO, barely remembers a time when he was not at the table when...

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Colony Capital to Sell Six Hospitality Portfolios Totaling 197 Hotels to Highgate

LOS ANGELES — Colony Capital, Inc., announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell six of its hospitality portfolios to Highgate, a...
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HotStats: August Proves Positive Month for Regions Outside U.S.

LONDON — Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East all showed positive gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) in August, according to the...
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STR: Improvements in U.S. Hotel Profitability Slow in August

BROOMFIELD, Colorado—Improvements in U.S. hotel profitability metrics slowed in August 2020, according to STR‘s latest monthly P&L data release. In a year-over-year comparison with August...