Leading Through Change

Editor's note: This cover story ran in Asian Hospitality, March 2017 (Volume 17 #146) For the next 12 months, New Jersey hotelier Bhavesh Patel will...

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...

Asian American hoteliers raise the Red Roof

ASIAN AMERICANS COMPRISE most Red Roof’s franchisees. A few years ago, after launching its strategy to grow aggressively by franchising, the company turned to...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...