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Match Game – Hotel Brand Edition

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Earlier today, InterContinental Inns Team (IHG) announced that it was getting Kimpton Inns & Resorts for $430 Million, producing what IHG CEO Richard Solomons described as “the world’s biggest boutique lodge organization.”

Some questions are not as basic as they look… Like matching one hundred lodge brands
Photograph Credit: Duncan Hull (cc|flickr)

Inspite of the lodge organization tallying report general performance, the opening of new lodge supply proceeds to lag demand development. Nonetheless, this is not stopping the main lodge groups from producing new brands and producing acquisitions to develop their empires.

Lodge groups often explain that they build new lodge brands to address the wants of the modern day traveler. Some much more jaded field observers could characterize that as code for optimizing market coverage with no infringing on the territories defined by franchise agreements for their current brands.

From the chain viewpoint, much more lodge rooms in a given market grows fee revenue rationalized, it is often greater to compete with oneself than the enemy. For the person lodge proprietor, that is usually not the circumstance – revenues streams are particular – and home precise.

So, as an mental obstacle to field insiders and frequent travelers, below is a minimal test – Match the Lodge Model with it’s Mum or dad Lodge Chain. Straightforward, right? Verify it…

To make the quiz a little bit much more challenging, the “Hotels and Resorts,” “Inns and Suites” and “by Brand” qualifiers have been all eradicated unless of course they have been required to remove an ambiguity amongst model names. Also, to make it a little bit much more tough, when a lodge team name was made use of in mixture with another term, a generic [Model] changed the identifiable name.

The much more demanding test would have associated asking respondents to describe each model, or even worse, differentiate them from the other brands. Sadly, many lodge team executives are tricky pressed to attain that for their possess model portfolios…

All of the one hundred brands outlined are actual and belong to 1 of the 10 main lodge groups outlined. No cheating – it will be considerably much more exciting to study which model interactions are most effective recognized, and which are most often puzzled.

The winner will be the person who pairs the most brands effectively, in the shortest period of time of time.

Very good Luck.

The Quiz is Now Completed/Closed

For the full response crucial, be sure to see Lodge Model Matching Check Effects

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER – Kerry Boatwright with an extraordinary rating of ninety four of one hundred.

Kerry narrowly defeated John McAuliffe, who also scored ninety four, but took a mere twenty seconds for a longer time to full the quiz.

It doesn’t get considerably nearer than that…

The successful prize will be the heartfelt congratulations and awestruck envy of the global lodge industry… additionally a particular feeling of a career properly accomplished.

The match will close at 23:59 US Central Time on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Santa’s Elves (getting practically nothing else to do, and wanting to continue to keep busy) will put up the appropriate answers and winner’s name on Thursday, December 25th.

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