HUMANS OF LODGING

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Master Story Teller

  • Master Story Teller
    August 21, 2019

    Master Story Teller

    Historic hotels have years and years of stories to tell. A challenge faced by owners and operators of America’s landmark hotels is to educate the staff on the property’s history and train them to embody the hotel’s culture. One employee who doesn’t have to be schooled is Susan Stein. She’s the official historian at Grand read more

  • Secret of a Healthy Chef
    June 12, 2019

    Secret of a Healthy Chef

    Ryan Ellis is familiar with the adage, “Never trust a skinny chef,” but for the executive chef at Fit Farm, it works the opposite. Ellis, 32, joined the fitness and wellness retreat in Castalian Springs, Tennessee, about a year ago. He said he’s learned about the significance of portion control in meals – for Fit read more

  • From Bellman to GM
    May 01, 2019

    From Bellman to GM

    Juan Mera is general manager of North Point Hospitality Group’s tri-brand Marriott hotel in downtown Nashville. Taking the job was a challenge that Mera knew was a rare career opportunity. And it made him break a promise to his wife. Mera is a native of Lima, Peru. He came to the U.S. nearly 30 years read more

  • ‘It’s All I Know’
    March 13, 2019

    ‘It’s All I Know’

    Lisbeth Ceballos is an accomplished expert in hospitality management. She leads at G6 Hospitality as vice president of housekeeping operation and services. Ceballos, a native of Venezuela, has overcome many challenges in her upward climb to success. Few people know the adversity she has faced and continues to deal with because Ceballos puts others before read more

  • On the Front Line of the Sex-Trafficking Battleground
    March 06, 2019

    On the Front Line of the Sex-Trafficking Battleground

    Vipul Dayal is an hotelier in San Diego, California. More importantly, he is a husband and father of three children. He strives to protect his family from the type of childhood he experienced growing up in a small motel along a street rampant with sex crime.  When he was a youngster helping his father run read more

  • ‘This is my baby’
    February 27, 2019

    ‘This is my baby’

    Ashley Ewing Parrott lives and breathes her job at Vision Hospitality Group. Like a new mother, Ashley dotes over The Edwin, Vision Hospitality’s new boutique hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She pays attention to every detail as if the creation is a reflection of herself.  During an interview in the lobby of The Edwin about two read more

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