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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

‘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,...