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Hospitality Leadership Solutions Series: The 'Hospitality X-Factor', Foundation Of Long-Term Success

By Keith Kefgen - Managing Director & CEO at AETHOS Consulting Group By James Houran - Managing Director at AETHOS Consulting Group

Foundations of Long-Term Success (as published in Hotel Management, March '19) Noted hospitality thought leaders and corporate governance/ performance management experts Kefgen and "Dr. Jim" share common management challenges while providing time-tested, field-tested or just simple "quick-fix" ideas to keep professionals inspired, effective and successful.

HVS Market Pulse: Pittsburgh's Transformation

By Jerod S. Byrd - Senior Vice President, Partner and Director of Operations of the HVS Philadelphia Consulting and Valuation division By Dinaker P. Mallya - Project Manager at HVS Philadelphia

Developments are well underway in Pittsburgh. Over a dozen hotels have recently opened or are under construction in Downtown Pittsburgh. The market experienced an influx in hotel supply in 2016/17; the new rooms were mostly absorbed by the market in 2018 with the help of strengthening employment and an uptick in Marcellus Shale activity.

Why the rise of the boutique hotel is forcing hotel chains to re-examine the guest experience

By Antoine Aubrun - Country Manager - France, SiteMinder

Airbnb's groundbreaking partnership with SiteMinder last year signalled many things for the industry. Topping the list, of course, were the evolving aspirations of two disruptive technology pioneers, and the further blurring of what is traditional and what is alternative accommodation.