Lugar to leave American Hotel & Lodging Association

KATHERINE LUGAR, PRESIDENT and CEO of The American Hotel & Lodging Association, will leave the association at the end of this year, the association...

Best Western’s Dowling named GBTA Allied Member of the Year

Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Dorothy Dowling is the 2018 Allied Member of the Year for the...

Homegrown Historic Key West Inns sold for $109M

JULIE FONDRIEST FOUNDED Historic Key West Inns in Florida in 1997, starting with a small guest house. This month, Fondriest and her investment partners...

Kyricos is Hyatt’s senior VP for wellbeing

Mia Kyricos is Hyatt Hotels Corp.’s new senior vice president and global head of wellbeing. In the newly created position, she will lead Hyatt’s...

Vander Ploeg is Hyatt’s head of digital

Julia Vander Ploeg is Hyatt Hotels Corp.’s new senior vice president and global head of digital. Most recently she was vice president of digital...

Rees is HVMG’s director of asset management and analytics

Roxanne Rees is Hospitality Ventures Management Group’s new director of asset management and analytics. Previously she was InterContinental Hotels Group’s manager for business support...

Collins and Bransom join TCRM

Ashley Collins and Mary Bransom have joined the team at Total Customized Revenue Management, a revenue management company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Collins is...

Marcello is RLH Corp.’s new senior VP of brand strategy

Amanda Marcello is Red Lion Hotels Corp.’s new senior vice president of brand strategy. She was most recently directing the rebranding of Signature and...

Elliott and Vasquez are Hotel Equities’ new regional sales directors

Polly Ann Elliott is Atlanta-based Hotel Equities’ new regional sales director for the firm’s east region. Kristen Vasquez is regional sales director for the...

Group Launches Campaign for Women Speakers

WHEN PEGGY BERG founded and grew The Highland Group, a hospitality consulting and advisory firm based in Atlanta, industry conference organizers began to request...