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How embracing offbeat holidays increases guest, team engagement

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Originally appeared in Hotel Management in April, 2018   There’s no denying it—holidays are important in the hospitality industry. It has become industry standard to celebrate the major holidays by helping to spread some cheer for guests who can’t be at home. But what about the hundreds of holidays every year that are hardly recognized? Now, that’s a gold mine of opportunity …

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Four Lessons in Navigating Social Media to Market Hotels

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Originally appeared in Lodging Magazine in March, 2018 In today’s business environment, there’s no denying the power of social media. More than 2 billion people are active on social media and the number increases daily. Hoteliers should no longer view a social media presence as optional, but rather focus on utilizing the various platforms to enhance the experience for guests and value …

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Anne Frye of Stonebridge Companies Joins Cherry Creek Chamber Board of Directors

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Originally appeared in Hotel Executive in March, 2018 Anne Frye, regional director of sales and marketing at Denver-based hotel owner, operator and developer Stonebridge Companies, has been selected to join the board of directors of the Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce, which works to connect local business leaders and provide service to the local community. Frye joins a Board comprised of a …

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How to Launch an Enriching Internship Program

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Originally appeared in Hotel Business Magazine in March, 2018 Preparing for a successful career in hospitality takes education, but also hands-on work experience in order to secure a role in this fast-growing industry. Within the leisure and hospitality sectors, employment continued to trend higher in January, up 31,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2017, the industry added …

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The Value of Social Media in the Hospitality Industry

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Originally appeared in Hospitality Net in February, 2018 In 1991 there was no way of foreseeing the impact that social media would have on the industry. Presently, 2.3 billion people are active on social media, and that number increases daily. Companies should no longer debate having a social media presence but rather HOW to utilize the various platforms to increase the experience for …

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Stonebridge Companies Promotes One, Adds Two to Corporate Office

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Originally appeared in Hotel Executive in February, 2018 With the opening or acquisition of six hotels in 2017 and the upcoming opening of two hotels in Denver and Seattle in the first half of 2018, hospitality firm Stonebridge Companies continues to expand its corporate office in order to support its business growth. Stonebridge Companies is pleased to announce the three newest additions …

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Mile High CRE: Chris Manley of Stonebridge Companies Joins American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Board of Directors

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Originally appeared in Mile High CRE in February, 2018   Chris Manley, Chief Operating Officer of Denver-based Stonebridge Companies, has been selected to join the board of directors of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the sole national association representing all segments of the U.S. lodging industry. Manley proudly accepted the appointment to AHLA’s board, which represents leaders from all sectors …

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Chris Manley of Stonebridge Companies Joins American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Board of Directors

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Originally appeared in Hotel Executive in January, 2018   Chris Manley, Chief Operating Officer of Denver-based Stonebridge Companies, has been selected to join the board of directors of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the sole national association representing all segments of the U.S. lodging industry. Manley proudly accepted the appointment to AHLA’s board, which represents leaders from all sectors of the …

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Stonebridge Companies’ Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel in Aliso Viejo/Laguna Beach Wins Merit Award

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Originally appeared in Hotel Executive in January, 2018 Stonebridge Companies is pleased to announce that its Homewood Suites by Hilton – Aliso Viejo/Laguna Beach hotel was recently honored by Hilton with the Merit Award, recognizing the hotel’s excellence in revenue management. The hotel received this award distinction from among the brand’s more than 435 hotels throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. In …

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As Seen In Hotel Business

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Originally appeared in Hotel Business in January, 2018   Hoteliers had a good 2017—but what about 2018? Hotel Business spoke with Erik Rowen, VP of development, McKibbon Hospitality; Michael Nixon, president, Innisfree Hotels; Chris Manley, COO, Stonebridge Companies; and Gary Avigne, VP, acquisitions and development, Waterford Hotel Group, to get the details. Has 2017 lived up to your expectations? How so? Rowen: Yes, …