Mississippi hotelier killed, group calls for justice

LAST WEEK, CLEVELAND, Mississippi, hotelier Yogesh Patel was beaten to death by a guest he had had evicted from his hotel earlier in the...

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...

Hotel franchisees turn to state lawmakers

MORE THAN 300 Asian American hotel owners attended the March 5 kickoff of a new business organization that will focus on franchising in the...

Hotel industry saw leadership changes, growth in 2019

ANOTHER YEAR IS done and a new year, and a new decade, begins for the U.S. hotel industry. In 2019, leadership at AAHOA changed...

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...

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....

‘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,...

Baywood Hotels added 18 properties in 2019

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND-BASED Baywood Hotels set a record in 2019 by opening 18 new hotels during the year. Among them was the 1000th Fairfield by...