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...

Still Going Strong

Editor's Note: This cover story ran in Asian Hospitality, April 2017 (Vol. 2017, #147) They both grew up in India and immigrated to the U.S....

‘A Busy 10 Years’ for Once-Troubled Red Roof

AT FIRST SKIM, an article about the opening of Red Roof’s first soft-branded hotel in downtown Chicago may read like a typical story about...

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...

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...

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...

The View From Here: Hotel Sales in 2018

  When former AAHOA chairmen Mukesh Mowji and Tarun Patel launched Pracrea Inc., an online commercial real estate sales platform, a few years ago they...

Premium Partners

May 2018 Rajeev Saxena is not trained in hotel management, but he and his business partner, Suresh Patel, for several years made a successful go...

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...

Only Halfway There

Hitesh (HP) Patel lived the prototypical Asian American immigrant story, growing up behind the front desk at his parents’ independent motel. He watched his...