Hospitality Financial Leadership – Conducting Financial Operations Reviews – By David Lund

Hands down one of the best experiences I ever had in my career was being part of the team that reviewed the financial performance of the hotels in my region. The reason I enjoyed it so much, and have such great memories, is because I learned so much at each one and not only did I learn about the business of hotels, I had a lesson in people.

$2.6 Billion Encore Boston Harbor Resort Opens

The resort features a 210,000-square-foot casino; 15 dining and lounge venues; 671 guest rooms and suites including New England's largest standard hotel rooms; 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space; an ultra-premium spa; and a four-season, six-acre Harborwalk, featuring pedestrian and bike paths, picnic park, gazebo, viewing decks, waterfront dining, and lush green space with magnificent floral displays.

Leveraging Online Booking Engine for Small Groups – By Lauren Hall, Founder & CEO, IVvy

The group booking process is broken. It’s a polarizing reality that all hospitality professionals know to be true. Group business – small groups, specifically – represent a wealth of potential revenue to hotels, but that revenue is often beyond tangible reach. Why? Because the operational structure put in place to support small group business was in desperate need of an update years ago – an update that it never received.