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Arriveā€™s Pardo believes in community

Hotels positioning themselves to play bigger roles in their local communities has been among the most prominent industry trends of the past five years. During the pandemic, however, Chris Pardo has flipped the idea of being more...

Sensei plays to science of wellness

Larry Ellison, co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corp., was recently referred to by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff as the master of relevance. And what could be more relevant right now than more...

Homage founder patiently waits to realize dream

Why hasn’t someone created a hotel brand that pays homage to black culture? That is the question hotelier Damon Lawrence asked himself back in 2014 when he created Homage Hospitality in Oakland, California. (You can more...

Lawrence owns opportunity to promote black hoteliers

When Damon Lawrence was growing up in Pasadena, California, he didn’t realize that the hotel business could be a career option for him. Like so many others, he fell into the business and believes he could have progressed more...

Maldives GM prefers heavy lifting

Running a hotel for the sake of filling rooms and serving meals has never motivated Armando Kraenzlin, regional vice president of Four Seasons Resorts Maldives for the past 20 years. Instead, he prefers to do what feels more...

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