[SKIFT] Dr. Mody on Carlson Rezidor’s Rebrand as Radisson

Super 8, Days Inn, Ramada, Howard Johnson, Dolce, and Travelodge have a lot more in common than just being hotel brands. Together, the franchises represent just some of the 20 hotel brands that form Wyndham Hotel Group . Now it’ll be that much easier for consumers, including loyalty customers, to identify the connection. Twelve of Wyndham’s 20 […]

[Hotel-Online] The Impact of the September 2017 Hurricanes on the Islands of the Caribbean, Prof. Leora Halpern Lanz

The Impact of the September 2017 Hurricanes on the Islands of the Caribbean | Hotel Online The recent chain of fierce hurricanes have caused tragic impact on islands throughout the Caribbean and southern United States. Hurricanes Irma and Maria, with 150+ mph winds, tore through islands including Barbuda, Dominica, St. Martin/Maarten, St. Thomas, St. John, […]

[H-careers] Dr. Bagnera & Professor Lanz Comment on the Role Played by Hotels During Natural Disasters

The important roles hotels play in natural disasters | During the most recent hurricanes that destroyed parts of the southern United States and Caribbean islands, hotels played a major role in providing shelter and assistance to displaced individuals and families. Dr. Suzanne Bagnera, Clinical Assistant Professor, and Leora Halpern Lanz, Lecturer, discuss the role […]

Skift: Dr. Mody Comments on IHG’s New Mid-scale Brand, Avid Hotels

Avid Hotels Is the Name IHG Gave to Its New Midscale Brand After a 3-Month Wait, Skift Intercontinental Hotel Group has announced the name of their newest brand, Avid Hotels. Elie Maalouf, IHG CEO of the Americas described the new chain as “championing the everyday traveler at an everyday price.” Mid-scale hotel brands like Avid […]

[Hotel Executive] All eyes on Argentina; hotel opportunities on the rise, co-authored by Eli Karakchian (SHA ’18)

What’s causing Argentina’s hotel development and tourism industry to catch the eyes of international markets? Eli Karakchian (SHA ’18) looks into this frontier market in a recent co-authored article, published on Hotel Executive. Hotel development and tourism are on the rise. See what’s causing this frontier market to gain international exposure in a recent article co-authored […]

[Hotel Executive] Eli Karakachian (SHA ’18) explores hotel brand proliferation and its impact on customers

For hotels, regularly increasing its brand portfolios means new revenue streams and reaching a variety of customers, but it is useful for customers or does it just cause confusion? Eli Karakachian (SHA ’18) explores the topic in a recent article co-authored with Tom Engel, School of Hospitality Administration Advisory Board President and president of T.L. ENGEL Group. […]

[Skift] Dr. Mody comments on Red Lion lawsuit against Hard Rock Hotels

In a recent Skift article, Red Lion Sues Hard Rock Hotels for Infringement in Race to Win Over Millennials, Dr. Makarand Mody comments on the  similarities between these separate millennial-focused hotel brands. “Many of the themes that new hotel brands are trying to incorporate, across hotel categories, are indeed similar: local experiences, artisanal food and beverage, […]

Skift: Dr. Mody comments on IHG’s new mid-scale hotel brand

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently announced it’s launching a new hotel brand, a mid-scale brand that has yet to be named but will be designed for “principled everyday travelers” who want “exceptional quality at a great price” and are “practical, self-reliant, and value a hard-earned dollar.” Dr. Makarand Mody, assistant professor of hospitality marketing at the […]

Dr. Mody Comments on Glamping Start-up’s Strategy: Is it a fad or here to stay?

Is glamping a fad or here to stay? Peter Mack, former Starwood executive and now co-founder and owner of Collective Retreats, thinks the combination of rural locations without lacking luxury amenities, unique experiences for customers, and being an asset-light company has all the makings for start-up success. Mack launched Collective Retreats, a pop-up glamping company […]