Farhat Jamal SVP of operations at the Indian Hotels Co.

Farhat Jamal has been named senior vice president of operations at the Indian Hotels Co. Ltd. He is responsible for hotel operations in Western India...

‘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,...

Hospitality attorney starts new law firm

ATTORNEY DARSHAN PATEL has opened a new firm focusing on the hospitality industry. The new firm, DPA Law Group, is formed two years after...

Sandi Heffernan

Sandi Heffernan, senior vice president, corporate controller of Red Lion Hotels Corp. in Spokane, WA, has been appointed to serve on the board of...

Searls is Choice Hotels chief customer officer

Sarah Searls is the new chief customer officer at Choice Hotels International. She has been with the company since 2009 as an analyst. Previously, Searls...

Chandrakant ?C.K.? Patel

Chandrakant ‘C.K.’ Patel named 2011 Person of the Year by Blue Mau Mau for his ‘many innovative initiatives on behalf of hotel ...

Accor ousts CEO Hennequin

  From The Financial Times Wednesday, April 24, 2013 – DENIS HENNEQUIN, THE chairman and chief executive of Accor was ousted from Europe’s largest hotels group...

Metzger is regional VP for Choice’s Ascend Hotel Collection

Pete Metzger is now franchise development regional vice president of Choice Hotels International’s upscale soft brand Ascend Hotel Collection brand in North America and...

Schwartz is Creative Lending Solution’s chief sales officer

Fred Schwartz is the new chief sales officer at Creative Lending Solutions. The industry veteran was the president of the AAHOA for 18 years. Previously,...