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Betting on Blu

While most U.S. hotel companies have been busy planting and expanding their brand flags overseas, Minneapolis-based Carlson Hotels is focused on the reverse commute — bringing its swanky Radisson Blu to home soil.

Meet the 'Closer'

A Starwood rep called recently, not to brag about another luxury hotel opening or a development deal in the works, but to tout a new employee award. A general manager award, to be exact, and M&C was being given the

The Language of Optimism

At the 32nd annual New York University Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, which drew close to 1,000 attendees at New York City's Marriott Marquis last week, hotel executives across the board were positively brimming with optimism.At the opening general session, the