Third plaintiff joins lawsuit against IHG alleging non-competitive practices

THE NUMBER OF hoteliers joining a class action lawsuit against InterContinental Hotels Group alleging the company has engaged in unfair franchising practices continues to...

Fifth plaintiff joins IHG lawsuit

THE FIFTH PLAINTIFF to join a class action lawsuit by several hotel owners against InterContinental Hotels Group is adding new accusations regarding what they...

Texas hoteliers recover from COVID-19, donate plasma to stranger

AT A TIME when so many people are avoiding contact with each other to slow the spread of COVID-19, hoteliers Raju and Dharmistha Patel...

Father and son hoteliers face the COVID-19 crisis in Houston

A CRISIS CAN be an opportunity for families to come together. For Houston hoteliers Hasu and Sawan Patel, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a...

Choice franchisees in lawsuit accuse company of racial bias

A GROUP OF at least 60 Choice Hotels International franchisees have filed a lawsuit leveling serious accusations against the company. They include an allegation...

Patel named to University of Houston course’s advisory board

Miraj Patel, president of Wayside Investment Group in Houston, has been named an advisory board member for the University of Houston Customer Experience Certificate...

Connecticut hotelier killed after dispute with guest

ANOTHER HOTELIER HAS been shot and killed while just doing his job, this time the young owner of a Motel 6 in Vernon, Connecticut,...

Indo-American “samaj” community groups lend a hand during pandemic

THE HINDI WORD “samaj” in English means “community.” In Houston, and across the country, local groups of Indian Americans are taking the message in...

‘Life was like a smile with her’

THOUSANDS of mourners bid an emotional farewell to Hasmita Patel, who passed away peacefully last week on Aug.6 with her family by her side. Hasmita,...

Hersha Hospitality is taking serious steps to deal with economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC has forced Hersha Hospitality Trust to take serious measures to ensure its liquidity, including cost cuts and closings of some hotels....