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The Illusory Indemnification

Cayuga Hospitality Consultants
employment law

The major US hotel brands (e.g., Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, InterContinental…) have become truly global in the past 20 years and many of them now franchise or manage more hotels outside the US than within the US. In the management agreements whereby these brand owners not only license their names and know-how for use by a […]

Iran as a Major Opportunity for US Hotel Brands and Developers

Cayuga Hospitality Consultants
Iran tourism

By: Shirin Heidary and Albert Pucciarelli of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP Hyatt, InterContinental, Hilton, Sheraton – these United States hotel brands were once associated with Iran. During the Shah era, Hilton had a hotel in Tehran called the Royal Tehran Hilton; InterContinental had one called the Tehran InterContinental; Sheraton had the Arya-Sheraton Hotel; and […]

How Recent Florida Worker Compensation Changes Will Impact Your Operations

Tom Cleary

Making hotel insurance simple, and saving you money in the process. You may be aware of this recent judgment, maybe not. Either way, you definitely should be, because it has ramifications for every hotelier (and any other business owner) across the country. Even though Florida is often quite idiosyncratic in its lawmaking, this recent change […]

The Pros and Cons of Mediation in Hotel Disputes

Cayuga Hospitality Consultants
dispute resolution

As a lawyer involved for over 30 years in the drafting and negotiation of contracts for the hospitality industry, I can assure you that disputes are inevitable. Even among parties such as owners and management companies that have the best working relationships, there will nevertheless be issues that cause discord. It is in how we […]