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John Hogan and Kathleen Hogan Develop a Resource and
Best Practices Web-site for the Hospitality Industry

July 9, 2010

Born on the Fourth of July!

Not the movie, not the song lyric, but the launch of, a new global resource for the hospitality industry is the celebration. offers insights and best practices to help individual hoteliers and groups of hotels improve their market penetration, deliver service excellence and increase their profitability. differs from other information and membership sites in that it is a consortium of successful corporate and academic professionals, committed to delivering focused and affordable counsel in solving specific challenges facing the hospitality industry.  

The members of the consortium collectively have more than 150 years of operational, learning and teaching/educating experience. They will serve a wide spectrum of hospitality businesses, ranging from small family-owned operations to convention centers. This range includes independent hotels and restaurants, boutique hotels, small hospitality brands and associations, management companies, country inns and bed & breakfasts.  “Our group is in an exceptional position, in that we can serve independent hoteliers and hospitality businesses of all sizes, and simultaneously support branded companies and properties with a tremendous number of best practices, proven strategies, and support material”, said co-founder Dr. John Hogan, principal of

The Founding Associates of the consortium include:

  • Stephen Barth, JD CHE : Attorney, Author, Founder of, well-known industry speaker and Professor at the Conrad Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management @ University of Houston ( TX)
  • Jennifer Calhoun, MBA CHE : Well-known industry trainer, Assistant Professor and Director of the Hospitality and Tourism Institute at Prince Georges Community College  (based in Largo, MD)
  • Dr. Marc Clark, CHE CHA CHRE CHO:  Author, well-known industry speaker, Senior Advisor for GATE Hospitality University in Katmandu, Nepal, Principal of  (based in Franklin, KY)
  • Dr. William Frye, CHE:   Associate Professor, College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Niagara University, Author, Executive Editor –    (based in Niagara University, NY)
  • Dr. John Hogan CHE CHA MHS: Co-founder of, well-known columnist, author and industry speaker, with more than 20 years of teaching at three colleges; principal of  (based in Phoenix, AZ)
“ is unique in an additional aspect as well, as it provides specific services and information for the next generation of hoteliers – today’s hospitality students and aspiring professionals,” added co-founder Kathleen Hogan, MBA. “In responding to feedback from the readers of our consortium members’ earlier columns, we find there is voiced interest from hospitality students to be included.  We have special pricing to enable them to become members, access our professional resources, engage others in forums, and participate in the mentor’s corner soon to be available on our site.”

The services of the consortium will include a wide selection of online material available 24/7, consulting, training and presentations, coupled with prompt follow-up service and affordable prices.  The depth and unique backgrounds of the consortium members adds to the quality and breadth of the services rendered.


John Hogan



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