Windy City Debut

THE ST. CLAIR Hotel celebrated its hard opening on Oct. 1 in downtown Chicago. The 208-room hotel is a former Red Roof Inn which...

‘Step Up or Step Out’

ZINA PATEL OWNS and operates The Red Roof Inn in Bakersfield, California, which upgraded in 2016 with the brand’s NextGen redesign. Zina and her...

New Opportunity in Extended Stay

RED ROOF IN AUGUST announced its entry into the extended-stay business with the launch of HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof.The economy segmented brand joins...

High-Premium Partners

RAJEEV SAXENA IS not trained in hotel management, but he and his business partner, Suresh Patel, for several years made a successful go of...

Houston hotelier learns valuable lessons from various challenges

WHEN HOUSTON HOTELIER Dina Patel looks back over the past year, she’ll have carved another notch in a long timeline of changes. Most were...

Welcome to the Big Leagues

April 2018 If it’s appropriate for a corporate executive to be visibly giddy with excitement, then Nasir Raja has found his place. Raja is senior...

IDeaS Revenue Solutions rolls out first voice-based rate-management program

WHILE CONSUMERS AND third-party vendors might be going gaga over guest-facing voice technology, other companies are exploring how to use voice to streamline hotel...

Hoteliers face stress, program offers help

LIKE MANY IN the hotel industry, Silpa Patel grew up in the business, the child of hard-working immigrant parents. And, also like many in...

Voice of the Future

SEEMS LIKE EVERYBODY involved in hotel technology these days is talking about voice. And the more people talk, the more they learn. Just like...

Brand Renew-al

Editor's Note: This cover story ran in Asian Hospitality, January 2017 (Volume 17 #144)  The 125-room Howard Johnson along Interstate 75 in Ocala, Florida, has...