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The Lodging Conference Notebook

The 27th annual Lodging Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona, was a roaring success with some 2,540 attendees and pervasive optimism about near-term opportunities from the leaders on stage, at least publicly — Outrigger Hospitality Group’s CEO Jeff Wagoner was particularly proud of the efforts made by the newly created Hawaii Hotel Alliance, an advocacy group that includes many of the region’s big brand players. It’s an initial success: a bill that further restricts short-term rental players. Read the full article HERE online in HOTELS magazine.