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...

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....

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...

Houston hotel chain making the best of a bad situation

AS THE FIRST month of life in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic nears completion, Raj Das in Houston has renewed faith in the...

‘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,...

Former AAHOA chairman suing insurance company for COVID-19 losses

A FORMER AAHOA chairman and California hotelier has filed suit against his insurance company, for denying coverage on his business interruption insurance policy in...

Group says large hotel companies should waive fixed fees for hotel owners during COVID-19...

IN TIMES OF trouble, everybody needs a helping hand. In the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, hard-hit hotel owners are turning to their franchisers...