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Traveling While Female: A History of How Hotels Warmed Up To Women

In 1885, The New York Tribune assigned a reporter to investigate how many women unaccompanied by either a husband or parent were staying at...
The Waldorf-Astoria New York

Remembering a Hotel Operations Management Innovator

Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 1878, the young Lucius Boomer’s goal in life was to become a professional violinist. By all accounts, the would-be...
Holiday Inn - History of franchising

The Origins and Growth of Franchising in the Hotel Industry

The origins of hotel franchising can likely be traced to the formation of a quality-standards-based marketing cooperative by seven motor court owners nearly 80...
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...

How Women Became More Than Half of the Hospitality Workforce

In a nation seeking parity between male and female workers, lodging has proven to be a success story. According to a 2014 report from...