Lara Latture

Lara Latture: The Accidental Hotelier

Lara Latture has been with The Hotel Group (THG), an Edmonds, Wash.-based hotel developer and management company, for 20 years, but she still often...
Janis Cannon

Janis Cannon: Growing Through Hospitality

Janis Cannon—senior vice president of Choice Hotels International’s upscale brands Ascend Hotel Collection and Cambria Hotels—has often been noted as one of the most...
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15 Women Making Their Mark in Hospitality

According to a recent survey from the Castell Project in partnership with Georgia State University, 53 percent of women either agreed or strongly agreed...
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Best in Biz Awards Recognize Three Hospitality Leaders

The Best in Biz Awards, an independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America,...
Cate Farmer

Cate Farmer: The GM Who Loves a Challenge

Cate Farmer had big plans. This builder’s daughter was going to be a Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist, traveling the world to write meaningful content for the...
Days Inn - Forsyth, GA - Brand's 1st Interstate Motel

Birth of a Market Segment: The Story of Days Inn

The story of Days Inn starts with a family vacation in the late 1960s. After future hotelier Cecil B. Day sold his real estate...
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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...
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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...
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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...