Hotelier’s widow: ‘We had a small dream’

YOGESH AND SONAM Patel came to the U.S. nearly five years ago as newlyweds. They had a simple dream. “We didn’t have a big dream....

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...

Report: African Americans underrepresented in hospitality executive roles

AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE underrepresented in the executive ranks of the U.S. hotel industry, according to a new report from the Castell Project, a not-for-profit...

Hotel owners across the country are struggling with cancellations due to COVID-19 epidemic

MIRAJ PATEL, PRESIDENT of Wayside Investment Group in Houston, was planning for success when he bought a Galveston, Texas, Travelodge by Wyndham to convert...
Peachtree Hotel Group

Peachtree Hotel Group inducts new faces into management team

PEACHTREE HOTEL GROUP and its affiliates added five executives to its management teams. These new appointments aim to strengthen the company’s ability to support...
Marriott

Letter says Marriott is ‘re-evaluating’ relationship with AAHOA

A LETTER APPEARING to be from Marriott International stating that the company was “re-evaluating” its official relationship with AAHOA over the association’s new stance...

Government agencies are using hotels, including one in Georgia, to house COVID-19 patients

THE OLD RADISSON Hotel in the Franklin Gateway corridor of Marietta, Georgia, is easy to overlook, sitting as it does somewhat off the major...

NewcrestImage JV acquires two Marriott hotels in The Woodlands, Texas

A JOINT VENTURE of NewcrestImage, Dabu Group and Preeminent Hotels has acquired two Marriott-branded hotels, a 90-room Courtyard and a 90-suite Residence Inn, in...
Noble

Noble acquires two hotels in Savannah, Georgia

NOBLE INVESTMENT GROUP recently acquired two hotels in Savannah, Georgia. The hotels are the Hampton Inn Savannah Historic District and Holiday Inn Express Savannah...

Maryland hotel owner shot to death, guest charged

ANOTHER HOTEL OWNER has been killed during a conflict with a guest at their hotel in Elkton, Maryland. Ushaben Patel, 59, was shot to...

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