Management

Strategies, trends and news about third-party management companies and owner/operators. A look at the costs, approaches and contracts for hotel and resort managers in the lodging industry.


2013 Lodging Outlook: Developing Confidence 

Mitch Patel is betting big on 2013. His Chattanooga, TN-based Vision Hospitality Group has eight hotels currently under construction that should open this year, increasing his portfolio of 17 hotels by almost half. Patel isn’t alone in his confidence....

Top Owners & Operators 

Here is a list of ownership and development companies and third-party management companies who focus on the lodging industry....

Sabatier Settling in as Destination President 

Jamie Sabatier left the branded world and became the president and chief operating officer of Destination Hotels & Resorts in April, and he hasn’t looked back. The 14-year Starwood Hotels & Resorts executive is now running one of the largest hotel management companies....

Management Companies Take to the Cloud 

Three years ago, when the hotel industry was only first emerging from its deepest downturn, Benchmark Hospitality looked to the future and invested $2 million in building its own private cloud....

Cobblestone Growing Into Full-Fledged Brand 

When the first Cobblestone Inn & Suites opened in Clintonville, WI five years ago, it wasn’t meant to be a brand, just look like one. “We started Cobblestone for us,” says developer Brian Wogernese, Cobblestone’s president and ...

Boutique Business Goes From Burgeoning to Booming 

What Ian Schrager and Bill Kimpton started almost 30 years ago on opposite ends of the country in gateway cities like San Francisco and New York has now met in the middle. Independent boutique hotels can work — and thrive — in cities like Milwaukee, and developers at the fourth annual Lifestyle/Boutique Hotel Development Conference in Miami last month talked about potential projects in faraway places like Montana, Kentucky and Tennessee....

Strategic Partnerships: The Key to Successful Hotel Development 

There are plenty of clichés aimed at reinforcing the notion that teamwork and partnerships can yield positive results, that one plus one can be greater than two, and that collaboration can be more productive than competition. We have all grown up hearing things like “there is no ‘I’ in team” and “teamwork makes the dream work”. Like so many clichés, they embody a core truth. And in today’s evolving marketplace—...

Motel 6 Celebrates Birthday and New Beginning 

The long-distance, and just plain long, relationship between France’s Accor hotel group and Motel 6/Studio 6 is over. The amicable ‘divorce’ was finalized on Oct. 1, when Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII assumed ownership of the Texas-based brands after the $1.9 billion acquisition announced earlier this year was finalized. Yesterday, Blackstone announced ...

Cornerstone Hospitality Enters Management Business 

In April, industry veteran Kimberly Christner and former competitor Craig Larson opened Cornerstone Hospitality, a management company focused on select-service brands and lifestyle hotels, as well as boutique, small resort and historic properties. Cornerstone is starting with...

Mom and Pop Hoteliers Are Still Tops 

I recently read a poignant story in a Baltimore newspaper about a family of hoteliers in the area that has decided to sell its five properties and leave the hotel industry after 46 years in business. The family spokesperson cited a number of understandable factors that led to the decision, including ...

Management Companies Move to the Cloud 

Three years ago, when the hotel industry was only first emerging from its deepest downturn, Benchmark Hospitality looked to the future and invested $2 million in building its own private cloud....

Why You Should Love Your Hotel Brand 

There’s a reason why the concept of a brand encompasses so much more than just a company name or a logo. A brand isn’t just a label; it’s an identity. Like the indelible mark left by a literal brand, the impression left by a powerful corporate brand can make an enduring impression. In the hospitality industry, where guest perceptions, brand associations and emotional attachments can have a profound impact on booking decisions, the industry’s iconic brands spend untold resources strengthening and supporting the brand identity they’ve worked hard over the years to establish....

Comparing Urban, Suburban and Interstate Hotel Markets 

At last week’s Midwest Lodging Investors Summit in Chicago, three panels explored the opportunities and challenges ahead in urban, suburban and interstate hotel markets. All three markets are showing signs of recovery, but not in the exact same way. Each still faces challenges. Here’s a breakdown of the statistics and discussion from MLIS:...

Arbitration Isn’t Answer to Hotel Management Disputes 

Solving conflicts between hotel owners and the companies or brands that manage their properties can be a painful process. Several lawyers on a panel discussing management contracts at last week’s Midwest Lodging Investors Summit believe mediation or even litigation is a better approach than arbitration when disputes arise....

Best Western Pioneers Haitian Hotel Development 

A Best Western Premier with service designed to set a Caribbean standard is scheduled to open in suburban Port au Prince in November. It will be the first U.S.-branded hotel on the island, says Rich Cortese, vice president of Aimbridge Hospitality, the Dallas-based firm that will manage the property....

Waldorf Astoria Stakes Heartland Claim 

It’s bitterly cold in the appropriately named Windy City, a mid-February day best spent inside. Which makes a cozy suite in the recently rebranded Waldorf Astoria Chicago a particular pleasure....

Coast Hotels Looking to Expand in West 

Shoppers who stay at the The Coast Bellevue Hotel in Bellevue, WA, can use their keycard as a discount pass for shopping at Macy’s department store. Hunters who stay at Alaska’s Coast International Inn have access to a walk-in freezer. Tourists ...

TRYP Coming to North America 

Glass doors slide open to the lobby of the Tryp by Wyndham Hotel Quebec PUR. The deep charcoal and white lobby is austere, what Americans refer to as European or minimalist. Neutral shades carry the lobby, halls and rooms. Occasional pops of bright orange — a pillow here, a print there, the guest directory and even the desk pen — play with the eye....

AWH Holdings Primes Lane Hotels for Growth 

Bill DeForrest admits it wasn’t an industry secret that Lane Hotels was on the market. With the third generation of the family now involved in the business, the Lanes were looking to...

Lone Star Court Introduces Retro Motor Court Concept 

What’s old is new, again. And now, the motor court is back. “The idea came from passing by old motor courts that were kind of run down and saying, 'Wouldn’t it be fun to buy one and fix it up?’” says Doyle A. Graham Jr., president of Valencia Group. ...

Top Hotel Owners Survey 

The June 2012 issue of Lodging Hospitality will include our Top Hotel Owners Survey. Please take a few moments to complete this short questionnaire....

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