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Living legends: Wisdom from industry trailblazers M PHOTO COURTESY KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY. ike Leven has had more than a little success since he started his career in 1963 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. He has helmed chains such as Days Inn and Holiday Inn, started his own hotel franchising company and turned around the Las Vegas Sands. His idea of retirement was becoming CEO at the Georgia Aquarium, one of the largest attractions in Downtown Atlanta. A self-proclaimed "hotel sales guy," Leven credits his success to his ability to develop relationships and always understanding the value proposition between two parties. One factor that has been a hallmark of Leven's career has been his willingness to give to the industry in which he made his fortune. He's well-known for helping found AAHOA, the trade association that gave a new and powerful voice immigrants fighting to grab hold of the American dream through hospitality. "Lots of people can make financial turnarounds and grow businesses, which I've done," says Leven of helping found AAHOA. "But when you have a chance to establish an idea and an organization that changes the course of history and changes the course of many lives, well that stands out as a very important accomplishment to me." He rates his involvement in the organization as the most important accomplishment of his life. He said in an interview, "rarely do you have an opportunity to do something that is particularly different and important." Among his many business positions have been president and chief operating officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation; vice chairman of the Marcus Foundation, a philanthropic organization founded by Bernie Marcus, co-founder of The Home Depot, Inc.; he was the chairman and CEO of U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc., which franchises the Microtel Inn & Suites and Hawthorn Suites hotel brands. Changing the course of history... - Mike Leven DO YOUR GUESTS THINK THERE'S CAMERAS IN YOUR ROOMS? If so, You're not alone. REST ASSURED WITH REMOTE PRISM™ The Stealth Remote Prism™ is a fully HIDDEN IR Receiver, that is guaranteed to solve the camera problem. Now available for DIRECTV Residential Experience (DRE), and all cable systems.  t 4UFBMUIJTBMPXDPTU EJSFDUSFQMBDFNFOUGPSUIFTDBSZ IR "Camera" installed on the front of your TV.  t 4UFBMUIJOTUBMMTJOMFTTUIBONJOVUFBOEJTHVBSBOUFFE to be fully hidden and never fall off.  t )VOESFETPGUIPVTBOETPG3FNPUF1SJTNTBMSFBEZJOTUBMMFE in hotel rooms across the country. About to get a new DRE system? Ask your installer to go For a free sample, pricing, or to order, please DPOUBDU1SP574PMVUJPOTt   stealth@ProTVSolutions.com www.ProTVSolutions.com/RemotePrism STEALTH! © 4 8827910_ProTVSolutions.indd  | OCTOBER 2016 | TODAYSHOTELIER.COM 1 2016 ProTVSolutions. All Rights Reserved. AT&T and DIRECTV are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. 13/08/16 1:49 AM http://www.AAHOA.ProTVSolutions.com http://www.ProTVSolutions.com/RemotePrism http://www.TODAYSHOTELIER.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Today's Hotelier - October 2016

Letter From the Chairman
Letter From the President & CEO
News Bytes
AAHOA Spotlight
Best Western’s New Frontier
Government Affairs
The Uneven Playing Field: Hotels & Airbnb
Finding Opportunity in the Old
Development & Renovation
Living Legends: Wisdom From Industry Trailblazers
Finance Q&A
The Latest Tech Tools for Hospitality
Guest Experience
AAHOA Events
AAHOA Founding Members
AAHOA Vendor Partners
Classifieds
Advertiser Index
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Letter From the Chairman
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Letter From the President & CEO
Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - 11
Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - News Bytes
Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - 13
Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - AAHOA Spotlight
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Best Western’s New Frontier
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Government Affairs
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - The Uneven Playing Field: Hotels & Airbnb
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Development & Renovation
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Living Legends: Wisdom From Industry Trailblazers
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - 49
Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Finance Q&A
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - The Latest Tech Tools for Hospitality
Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - 55
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - 57
Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Guest Experience
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - 60
Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - 61
Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - AAHOA Events
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - AAHOA Founding Members
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - AAHOA Vendor Partners
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Classifieds
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Advertiser Index
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