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Patrick Mayock

Patrick Mayock is Associate News Editor with Patrick specializes in writing articles and creating multimedia news content for’s Web site and daily newsletter. Patrick joined the HNN team after a tenure reporting for a business trade journal. He is a graduate of the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. is a division of Smith Travel Research and is affiliated with STR, RRC Associates, and STR Global. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, HNN’s staff is exclusively dedicated to a digital platform that includes a multimedia website and various email newsletters that provide headlines, community and insight for the global hotel industry.

Articles by Patrick Mayock (39)

Independents team up with brands

Located in the heart of London's Knightsbridge, a stone's throw from shopping epicenter Harrods, nearby museums and a major Underground station, The Levin, a 12-room, luxury independent, boasts the location other hotels could only dream of. Yet for its bounty of surrounding ...

6 traits to look for when hiring middle managers

After cutting to the bone during the recession, many hotel companies are looking to add some muscle, focusing on middle-management recruitment to bring operations back up to speed. "The muscle ... were some of these mid management positions that in good times helped direct the ...

The future of hotel brands

or what others would call a dispute--is challenging. Post 9/11, when hotel brands lacked the presence and polish in the online space, third-party reservation sites dominated, said Joe Long, CIO and executive VP of development for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.

A brand without 'need' is needless

with a bunch of creative, intelligent people sitting around a conference table. The discussion arose as a matter of need. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, the brand's parent, was still wet from a wave of winning full-service concepts. Westin years earlier had undergone one ...

Group demand on track, but rate lags

Recovery in the United States hotel industry has been a transient-led affair throughout much of the year, but group demand is showing signs of improvement in many markets. The challenge for both sectors, however, remains the same: overcome nagging, lagging rate. The first half ...