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September 2020

Aparium founders take road less traveled

At a moment when smaller, drive-to markets feel safer and are more accessible, Chicago-based Aparium Hotel Group might be better positioned than most more...

Aparium’s roadmap to reopening

Chicago-based Aparium Hotel Group is focused on efficiency and grassroots efforts as it reactivate its eight-hotel, 1,000-room boutique portfolio impacted more...

Miraval’s Santiago leads with love, light

The recently opened Miraval Berkshires Resort & Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts, has a raptor program that allows guests to interact with rescued red more...

How Miraval adjusts to the COVID moment

Miraval Senior Vice President Susan Santiago is more motivated than ever to push the boundaries of leadership as she stares down the big challenge of more...

Responding to the soul

When you continually develop your personal values by following the teachings of spiritual leaders like Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, you are not as easily shaken more...

August 2020

Homebound Lalvani finds new mojo

Standard International CEO Amar Lalvani is not sitting idly by waiting for COVID-19 to magically disappear so he can fully reopen his portfolio of Standard more...

Lalvani channels more empathy

When revenue went to zero almost overnight, Standard International CEO Amar Lalvani said he had to do some soul searching as a leader, and even more so more...

Singapore’s 8MRE biding its time

Before today’s lean operating model was almost forced upon the hotel world, Singapore’s 8M Real Estate (8MRE) was working on its own plan more...

Pillsbury captures opportunity amid chaos

Leland “Lee” Pillsbury thinks in a kind of mental surround sound. He can wrap his head around the micro and the macro simultaneously and process more...

Pillsbury on the new normal

With COVID-19 spikes still plaguing the world, the hotel industry is struggling to find a new normal. Here is what’s in Leland “Lee” more...

Inzerillo’s last curtain call: The KSA

You don’t often see the words Riyadh and razzmatazz in the same sentence. But as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia embarks on a 10-year plan to grow tourism more...

Details of Saudi vision taking shape

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan includes the US$20 billion Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA), which will transform the nation’s more...

March 2020

John Pritzker: Dealmaker, filmmaker and hotelier at heart

Geolo Capital Founder John Pritzker started in the family’s Hyatt hotel business in operations, eventually becoming a GM before spending the good more...

Pritzker's 5 business lessons for life

HotelsLife asked John Pritzker to consider some of the most important business lessons learned. He sat down with his Geolo Capital partner Tom Gottlieb more...

Shivdasani’s formula: Slow it down

Sonu Shivdasani defines luxury as something that is rare, and what is perhaps most rare today for his jet-setting ultra-luxury Soneva resort guests — more...

The human side of hotelkeeping

With the work pace many leading hoteliers must manage, it would come as no surprise if they put their own care second. And, yes, high-profile hoteliers more...