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Patrick Mayock is Associate News Editor with HotelNewsNow.com. Patrick specializes in writing articles and creating multimedia news content for HotelNewsNow.com’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. HotelNewsNow.com 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.

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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.

5 key trends for 2011

I’m a sucker for macro-level trends. (Focusing on the big picture or historical perspective is the only thing that gets this Cleveland Browns fan through one losing season after another.) Fortunately, forward-thinking analysis within the hotel industry has been downright rosy in recent months, thanks to a return of performance fundamentals.

American Airlines battle with OTAs—chutzpah or stupidity?

Chutzpah or stupidity? Reactions to American Airlines pulling its flights from Orbitz and its affiliates 21 December have covered all ends of the spectrum—as has the analysis from the subsequent fallout from Expedia, which days later stopped selling AA flights after a months-long pricing dispute.

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 implementation of the hotels’ strategic plans,” said Chuck Conine, founder of Hospitality HR Solutions.

The future of hotel brands

The future of brands is inextricably tied to the distribution channels that sell them. But measuring the scope of this relationship—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.
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