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...

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...

Platform to Launch

June 2018 For years after the real estate crash of 2008, PeachState Hospitality LLC held off on developing new hotels. In the years immediately following...

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....

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...

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...

Sole Survivor

Editor's note: This cover story ran in Asian Hospitality, February 2017 (Volume 17 #146) As hotel investors everywhere seek increased value and returns in a...

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...