Hospitality

Robot Hospitality

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“Robot hospitality”? Sounds like a contradiction in terms. After all, hospitality is sort of definitively a people-based profession, a profession in which hotel, restaurant, and other leisure property operators tailor an experience based on the individual needs of the consumer.…

Las Vegas: Implosions & Progress

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In real estate, as in so many other industries (except the wine industry), new trumps old. It makes sense, of course: a new building is likely more efficient from an operational standpoint, more sustainable, and trendier in terms of interior…

DNC 2016: What Does It Mean for Philadelphia?

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It was announced last week that Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth largest city by population, will host next year’s 2016 Democratic National Convention. Philly, you might recall, hosted the Republican National Convention 15 years ago, which was a major event for…

Top 10 North American Restaurant Operators

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Today we’re looking at the year’s biggest restaurant chain operators in North America, based on revenue. Note that only U.S. and Canada operators are included in this ranking, and note also that these chains are arranged according to international sales. This…

Kimpton Sells Out

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I am heartbroken. As a member of the Independent Lodging Congress’s planning team and an outspoken proponent of all things boutique and independent, particularly when it comes to the hospitality sector, I am shocked and dismayed by the news that…

2014: The Year of the Hotel?

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It’s hard to believe it’s almost 2015. As we near December, we approach the season of year-end reviews and Top 10 lists and retrospectives analyzing the conditions and dynamics that made the past year what it was. Naturally, Llenrock Blog…