Checking In with Navin C. Dimond Lodging Magazine Feature SBCOS

Checking In with Navin C. Dimond

Jordan Jones News

Originally appeared in Lodging Magazine in August, 2017 Navin C. Dimond, who founded Stonebridge Companies 25 years ago, serves as its president and CEO, overseeing the company’s development and investment functions from its Denver, Colo., headquarters. He says the positive growth of the company, which now employs nearly 3,000 associates and owns and/or operates over 50 hotels nationwide, is to …

SBCOS Chief Investment Officer Jim Luchars

Whether traditional, lifestyle or micro, hotel supply in Boston is survival of the fittest

Jordan Jones News

Originally appeared in New England Real Estate Journal in August, 2017   The Boston economy continues to prosper with low unemployment and continued job growth. This has fueled positive hotel performance with a record occupancy of 76.5% achieved in 2015. The Great Recession of 2008/2009 seems like a distant memory as we are more than halfway through our 8th year …

SBCOS 2016 ranking for HOTELS Magazine

HOTELS’ 325: The world’s biggest hotel companies

Jordan Jones News

Originally appeared in HOTELS‘ in July/August, 2017 HOTELS has been ranking the world’s biggest hotel companies since 1971, when the “Service World International 100” was led by Holiday Inns Inc. and its 1,293 hotels and 182,513 guest rooms – the biggest hotel chain in the world and a US$1 billion company. ITT Sheraton Corp. of America followed with 225 hotels and …

Natacha BOSWX SBCOS Summer Job Experience Program with Perkins School for the Blind

Building confidence through a summer job

Jordan Jones News

Originally appeared in Perkins School for the Blind in July, 2017 Public school student Natacha learns housekeeping skills at the Residence Inn through the Perkins World of Work program As the industrial washers and dryers whir behind her, 21-year-old Natacha is hard at work. She pulls sheets, pillowcases and towels out of the dryer bin, carefully folding each one and placing …

Courtyard by Marriott Pullman Exterior Rendering Stonebridge Companies

Owned and Managed by Stonebridge Companies, Courtyard by Marriott Opens in Pullman, Washington

Jordan Jones News

Originally appeared in Hotel Online in July, 2017 Pullman, WA – July 19, 2017 – Courtyard by Marriott Pullman is scheduled to open its doors in Pullman, Washington on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Featuring an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, the new hotel provides flexibility and choices that allow guests to optimize and elevate their …

Chris Cheney, VP of Revenue Management, Discussion with Hotel News Now

How revenue managers look at cycle dynamics

Jordan Jones News

Originally appeared in Hotel News Now in July, 2017 TORONTO—Cycle dynamics shouldn’t change how a revenue manager approaches operations at a hotel. That was the message from a panel of revenue-management executives who sat down with Hotel News Now during HSMAI’s recent Revenue Optimization Conference. Sources said the discipline didn’t exactly follow that advice in 2009. “We failed miserably in the …

Chris Cheney, VP of Revenue Management, Discussion with Hotel News Now

Hotel revenue managers balance unbundling

Jordan Jones News

Originally appeared in Hotel News Now in July, 2017 TORONTO—Hotel companies—like most businesses—are always looking for new ways to make money. In addition to driving rate and capturing more room demand, many hoteliers, revenue managers in particular, are considering charging for different amenities and features at a hotel, some of which have long been viewed as free. Revenue-management executives who sat …

Chris Cheney, VP Of Revenue Management, SBCOS

Hotel revenue managers no longer ‘behind the scenes’

Jordan Jones News

Originally appeared in Hotel News Now in July, 2017 TORONTO—For a long time in the hotel industry, the expectation has been that revenue management reports to sales and marketing. But that structure is less and less the expectation, according to a group of U.S.-based revenue-management executives who spoke with Hotel News Now at HSMAI’s Revenue Optimization Conference. The executives said it …

Jason Dorfman The Jacquard General Manager Stonebridge Companies

Stonebridge Companies Appoints Jason Dorfman General Manager for The Jacquard Opening in 2018 as Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection

Jordan Jones News

Originally appeared in Hotel Online in June, 2017 DENVER – June 28, 2017 – The Jacquard, a hotel slated to open early 2018 within Denver’s fashionable Cherry Creek North neighborhood, today announces the appointment of Jason Dorfman as general manager. Dorfman will lead the new Autograph Collection hotel, owned and operated by Denver-based Stonebridge Companies, upon its opening. Holding a B.S. in Business …

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Hotel Industry Commits to Apprenticeship Program

Jordan Jones News

Originally appeared in Hotel Business Review in June, 2017 AHLA PARTNERS WITH DOL TO INVEST IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; INDUSTRY SUPPORTS 8 MILLION JOBS WASHINGTON, D.C. June 21, 2017 – As part of President Trump’s workforce development week, American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) President and CEO, Katherine Lugar, joined the President, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, and dozens of industry leaders today …