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  • 21st Century Gold Rush: Opportunity zones attract new investors
    Feature
    March 20, 2019

    21st Century Gold Rush: Opportunity zones attract new investors

    Investment in Opportunity Act creates zones throughout the U.S. where CRE investors can shelter capital gains and quickly grow wealth. Opportunity zones create a 21st century gold rush and new source of funding for hotel developers.

  • Bias and Backward Thinking: What’s holding women back
    Feature
    March 13, 2019

    Bias and Backward Thinking: What’s holding women back

    Women are making strides toward greater leadership in the hospitality sector, but the road ahead is long and is not without hurdles erected by bias and backward thinking. Tired of waiting for the industry to get on board, more women are driving their own success.

  • ‘It’s All I Know’
    HUMANS OF LODGING
    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
    HUMAN TRAFFICKING
    March 6, 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

  • Human Trafficking: Labor and sex slavery happens in hotels every day
    Feature
    March 6, 2019

    Human Trafficking: Labor and sex slavery happens in hotels every day

    The travel industry is ground zero for human and sex trafficking of vulnerable adults and children. Hoteliers, airlines and non-profit organizations band together to “eradicate this awful evil.”

  • ‘This is my baby’
    HUMANS OF LODGING
    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

  • Renewed Vision: CEO Mitch Patel, an engineer by degree, becomes a hospitality bridge builder…
    Feature
    February 27, 2019

    Renewed Vision: CEO Mitch Patel, an engineer by degree, becomes a hospitality bridge builder…

    Mitch Patel redesigns his company’s future with a new independent luxury hotel, a proprietary brand and a boutique division. He’s a prime example of how the next generation of Asian American hoteliers is scaling their businesses to thrive in the future.

  • 201 | A New Story: Lodging Leaders Shifts to New Format with Judy Maxwell
    LODGING LEADERS
    February 20, 2019

    201 | A New Story: Lodging Leaders Shifts to New Format with Judy Maxwell

    Judy Maxwell is a veteran news journalist of more than 30 years. She has been a staff writer and editor at newspapers in Pennsylvania and Georgia. Most of her career has been dedicated to covering business news and events. Over the past seven years, Judy has worked with Asian Media Group, publisher of Asian Hospitality, read more

  • 200 | Excellence Wins with Horst Schulze
    GUEST SERVICES & PROGRAMS
    February 13, 2019

    200 | Excellence Wins with Horst Schulze

    Horst Schulze is Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Capella Hotel Group, and Co-founder & Former COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. Schulze is a legendary leader and global titan of business and the author of Excellence Wins: A No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best in a World of Compromise (Zondervan/HarperCollins). His visionary and disruptive read more

  • 199 | Creating a Sense of Place Through Themed Design with Peter Sawatzky
    DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
    February 6, 2019

    199 | Creating a Sense of Place Through Themed Design with Peter Sawatzky

    Peter Sawatzky is a partner at the Imagination Corporation, a unique family company based in British Columbia, Canada, that specializes in the design and construction of one of a kind signs and themed architecture. With more than two decades of experience building themed attractions, there is very little he can’t imagine and then create. Merging read more

  • 198 | Energy & Experience Turn Into Results with Jyoti Sarolia
    AAHOA
    January 30, 2019

    198 | Energy & Experience Turn Into Results with Jyoti Sarolia

    Jyoti Sarolia is a third-generation hotel owner from San Diego. She serves as Chief Operating Officer of Ellis Hospitality that operates seven properties and she just completed a one-year term as Chairman of the Choice Hotels Owners Council. Her original career choice was to be a lawyer, but now she is raising the bar in read more

  • 197 | Loyalty Program Fraud Awareness and Prevention with Josh Galun
    LODGING LEADERS
    January 23, 2019

    197 | Loyalty Program Fraud Awareness and Prevention with Josh Galun

    Josh Galun is the Hospitality & Travel Lead at Excella in Washington, D.C. He’s has been at Excella for over 8 years and most recently joined the Excella Leadership Team in 2018. Josh has wide-ranging experience in project management, custom software development, process definition, IT security, data warehousing, and digital analytics. He currently focuses on read more

  • 196 | How to Drive Direct Bookings and Manage OTA Contributions with James Nannos
    LODGING LEADERS
    January 16, 2019

    196 | How to Drive Direct Bookings and Manage OTA Contributions with James Nannos

    James Nannos leads the Hotel Partnerships Team at Stay Wanderful, where he’s focused on hotel growth, loyalty programs, and customer success. Prior to joining Stay Wanderful, James was part of the original Breadcrumb POS team (acquired by Groupon), and has held numerous other startup and private-equity related roles. Outside of work, James is a Captain read more

  • 195 | The Internal Experience (iX) Leadership Framework with Rachel Headley
    LEADERSHIP
    January 9, 2019

    195 | The Internal Experience (iX) Leadership Framework with Rachel Headley

    Dr. Rachel MK Headley has been in the trenches, dealing with unspoken conversations, barriers to team goals and success, and figuring out how to achieve impossible goals demanded by executive leadership. She believes the internal experience (iX) of an organization is a leadership choice. Partnering with Meg Manke at the Rose Group Int’l, they developed read more

  • 194 | How to Handle a Digital Crisis with Mike Gelfond
    LODGING LEADERS
    December 26, 2018

    194 | How to Handle a Digital Crisis with Mike Gelfond

    Mike Gelfond has more than two decades of expertise in digital marketing and advertising, with careers at iXL, Creative Digital Group, LBi and Mastermind. An expert in social media, digital strategy, mobile, ecommerce, reputation/crisis management, analytics, CRM and lead generation with key industry verticals. Mike is a graduate of the University of Georgia, a frequent read more

  • 193 | The Problem with Work-Life Balance with David Kubes
    LODGING LEADERS
    December 19, 2018

    193 | The Problem with Work-Life Balance with David Kubes

    Dr. David Kubes is an international lawyer, avid entrepreneur, consultant, coach and certified facilitator of several Access Consciousness® special programs, including Right Voice for You and Right Riches for You. After graduating from law school, Dr. Kubes finalized his Ph.D. in aviation law at the age of 25, and started working for Austrian Airlines in read more

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