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Future-Focused: Choice Executives on the Customers and Brands of Tomorrow

At the 66th annual Choice Hotels International, Inc., convention—which took a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic—franchisees and corporate leaders alike shared excitement over networking with others and discussing the possibilities for the future. With thousands of attendees, the convention’s corporate business meeting, brand sessions, and marketplace focused on helping

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Miraval Resorts & Spas Announces Renovations Across its Three Properties

CHICAGO — Miraval Resorts & Spas announced renovations, updates, and expansions across the brand’s resorts and spas: Miraval Arizona, Miraval Austin, and Miraval Berkshires. With the enhancements to the three resorts, the Miraval brand continues to support its mission of helping guests create a life in balance through mindfulness. Miraval

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More Than 50 Graduate from AHLA Foundation’s Empowering Youth Program

WASHINGTON—The American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) announced that more than 50 individuals from traditionally underserved populations have graduated from the Empowering Youth Program (EYP) nationwide and are securing jobs in the hotel industry. This year, the Foundation awarded $175,000 in total to community-based organizations throughout Los Angeles, Orlando,

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The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort Becomes First Carbon-Neutral Resort in Hawaii

KOHALA COAST, Hawaiʻi—The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort and the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative (HLRI) launched its tree planting partnership, creating Hawaiʻi Island’s first carbon-neutral resort, along with a new 100,000-tree Legacy Forest on-property at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. These trees will be planted over the following years and will

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Fluctuating Fees: The Impact of the COVID-19 Industry Recession on Management Fees

Hotel management contracts typically include two primary components of compensation for the management company—a base fee and an incentive fee. The base management fee is generally derived as a percentage of total revenue. In addition, owners may pay the management company an incentive fee once they reach a designated profit threshold. The incentive fee is designed to make management more conscious of the bottom line since owners achieve their returns and pay their debts from

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Future-Focused: Choice Executives on the Customers and Brands of Tomorrow

At the 66th annual Choice Hotels International, Inc., convention—which took a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic—franchisees and corporate leaders alike shared excitement over networking with others and discussing the possibilities for the future. With thousands of attendees, the convention’s corporate business meeting, brand sessions, and marketplace focused on helping owners’ bottom lines, awarding franchisees who exceeded expectations, and making deals and decisions that facilitate growth. Aligning with this year’s theme of “GO,” Choice announced

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Miraval Resorts & Spas Announces Renovations Across its Three Properties

CHICAGO — Miraval Resorts & Spas announced renovations, updates, and expansions across the brand’s resorts and spas: Miraval Arizona, Miraval Austin, and Miraval Berkshires. With the enhancements to the three resorts, the Miraval brand continues to support its mission of helping guests create a life in balance through mindfulness. Miraval Arizona—Cactus Flower Restaurant Renovation Miraval Arizona, located in Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains, unveiled a renovation of the property’s principal restaurant, Cactus Flower Restaurant. The renovated

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More Than 50 Graduate from AHLA Foundation’s Empowering Youth Program

WASHINGTON—The American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) announced that more than 50 individuals from traditionally underserved populations have graduated from the Empowering Youth Program (EYP) nationwide and are securing jobs in the hotel industry. This year, the Foundation awarded $175,000 in total to community-based organizations throughout Los Angeles, Orlando, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C. that helped to change the lives of opportunity youth between the ages of 16-24 by preparing them for future careers

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The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort Becomes First Carbon-Neutral Resort in Hawaii

KOHALA COAST, Hawaiʻi—The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort and the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative (HLRI) launched its tree planting partnership, creating Hawaiʻi Island’s first carbon-neutral resort, along with a new 100,000-tree Legacy Forest on-property at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. These trees will be planted over the following years and will contribute to the restoration of some of Hawaii’s endemic species. The inaugural planting of 150 Legacy Trees was completed by The Westin Hapuna staff in

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Secure Entry: Advances in Access Control Technology Enhance Hotel Security and Guest Experience

Hotel technology that puts more control into guests’ hands is on the rise as travelers seek out greater convenience and hoteliers invest in ways to streamline operations. The last two years have accelerated the adoption of tech solutions that fit this bill, particularly those that reduce contact between guests and hotel staff, such as digital check-in and mobile key-based room entry, and many hotel brands have made the latter technology a requirement for adoption. Darien

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