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The Hospitality Spirit DePaul University

Podcast interview with Shreyas "JR" Patel - July 25, 2019

Today we are joined by JR Patel as we cover the role of education, how it affects the world of hospitality, and how sustainability can find itself represented in the industry.

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Finding the lost-and-found program to fit your hotel

Shreyas "JR" Patel quoted at Hotel Management - July 29, 2019

Shreyas "JR" Patel, president of Helix Hospitality, said since his company’s hotels are all limited- and select-service, it generally does not end up with a substantial number of lost-and-found items. The management company tried out a few cloud-based lost-and-found management platforms in the past, he said, but they proved to be overkill. Instead, the company’s hotels now attempt to contact guests directly as soon as something is found. Though tracking down a lost item’s owner can be time consuming, Patel said the approach "is the ultimate expression of appreciation—you’re taking care of someone even though they’ve already left. That’s how you create guests for life."

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Four of the Latest Hotel Deals

Lodging Magazine - July 24, 2019

Helix Hospitality Acquired Two Columbus Properties

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Helix Hospitality Announces Acquisition of Two Columbus, Ohio Properties

The Chestnut Post - July 23, 2019

Helix Hospitality, a Chicago-based hotel group with properties throughout the United States, is pleased to announce the acquisition of two properties in Columbus, Ohio: – SpringHill Suites, an 80-suite hotel, located at 665 Taylor Road – TownePlace Suites, a 94-suite hotel, located at 695 Taylor Road.

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Helix Hospitality Announces Acquisition of Two Columbus, Ohio Properties

PR.com - July 19, 2019

Helix Hospitality, a Chicago-based hotel group with properties throughout the United States, is pleased to announce the acquisition of two properties in Columbus, Ohio:

- SpringHill Suites, an 80-suite hotel, located at 665 Taylor Road
- TownePlace Suites, a 94-suite hotel, located at 695 Taylor Road

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Helix Hospitality Announces Acquisition of Columbus, Ohio Properties

eTradeWire - July 18, 2019

Helix Hospitality, a Chicago-based hotel group with properties throughout the United States, is pleased to announce the acquisition of two properties in Columbus, Ohio:

- SpringHill Suites, an 80-suite hotel, located at 665 Taylor Road
- TownePlace Suites, a 94-suite hotel, located at 695 Taylor Road

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Helix Hospitality Acquires Two Columbus, Ohio Marriott Hotels

Ohio Travel Association - July 17, 2019

Helix Hospitality Acquires Two Columbus, Ohio Marriott Hotels

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Helix Hospitality Announces Acquisition of Columbus, Ohio Properties

PRLog - July 17, 2019

Helix Hospitality, a Chicago-based hotel group with properties throughout the United States, is pleased to announce the acquisition of two properties in Columbus, Ohio:

- SpringHill Suites, an 80-suite hotel, located at 665 Taylor Road
- TownePlace Suites, a 94-suite hotel, located at 695 Taylor Road

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Helix Hospitality Acquires Two Columbus, Ohio Marriott Hotels

Hotel Online - July 17, 2019

Helix Hospitality, a Chicago-based hotel group with properties throughout the United States, is pleased to announce the acquisition of two properties in Columbus, Ohio:

SpringHill Suites, an 80-suite hotel, located at 665 Taylor Road

TownePlace Suites, a 94-suite hotel, located at 695 Taylor Road

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Airbnb: Helpful or harmful to the hotel industry?

Shreyas "JR" Patel for Hotel News Now - June 6, 2019

Airbnb has forced hoteliers out of their comfort zone a bit, which has led to soft brands and experiences at hotels. Has Airbnb helped the hotel industry?

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Helix Hospitality Acquires Hampton Inn by Hilton – Wausau, Wisconsin

Hints4Hoteliers - May 31, 2019

Helix Hospitality, a Chicago based hotel group with properties throughout the United States, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Hampton Inn by Hilton located in Wausau, Wisconsin.

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Helix Hospitality Announces Acquisition of Hampton Inn by Hilton - Wausau, Wisconsin

PR.com - April 29, 2019

Helix Hospitality, a Chicago-based hotel group with properties throughout the United States, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Hampton Inn by Hilton located in Wausau, Wisconsin.

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Helix Hospitality Acquires Hampton Inn by Hilton - Wausau, Wisconsin

HotelExecutive - April 29, 2019

Helix Hospitality, a Chicago based hotel group with properties throughout the United States, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Hampton Inn by Hilton located in Wausau, Wisconsin.

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How millennials can transform the hospitality industry

Shreyas "JR" Patel for Hotel News Now - March 29, 2019

For some time, the hotel industry has focused on building hotels that cater to the preferences of the millennial generation. The next challenge is hiring those millennials to run the hotels we built for them.

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Helix Hospitality Announces Acquisition Of Hampton Inn By Hilton - Wausau, WI

Hotel Interactive - March 25, 2019

Helix Hospitality, a Chicago based hotel group with properties throughout the United States, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Hampton Inn by Hilton located in Wausau, Wisconsin.

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Helix Hospitality acquires Hampton Inn in Wausau

Wausau Pilot & Review - March 25, 2019

Helix Hospitality, a Chicago-based hotel group, announced today the acquisition of the Hampton Inn by Hilton in Wausau.

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Wausau's Hampton Inn acquired by Chicago-based hotel group

Wausau Daily Herald - March 25, 2019

Chicago-based hotel group Helix Hospitality has acquired the Hampton Inn near Highway 51 and Stewart Avenue, the company announced Monday.

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Helix Hospitality Announces Acquisition of Hampton Inn by Hilton - Wausau, Wisconsin

PRLog - March 25, 2019

Helix Hospitality, a Chicago based hotel group with properties throughout the United States, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Hampton Inn by Hilton located in Wausau, Wisconsin.

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Helix Hospitality Acquires Hampton Inn by Hilton - Wausau, Wisconsin

Hotel Online - March 25, 2019

Helix Hospitality, a Chicago based hotel group with properties throughout the United States, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Hampton Inn by Hilton located in Wausau, Wisconsin.

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This Major Hotel Chain Is Ready to Take on Human Trafficking – But Will It Do More Harm Than Good?

Shreyas "JR" Patel quoted at Oyster.com - March 25, 2019

According to Shreyas ‘JR’ Patel, president and COO of Helix Hospitality, a Chicago-based hotel group with properties around the U.S., Marriott’s program is the first legitimate push and a very important step. “We are dealing with a lot of gray -- you are giving associates the ability to make a judgement call,” he told Oyster. “But this is mostly about raising awareness to those in the hospitality and service industries.”

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Helix Hospitality in Top 100 Owners & Developers List

Hotel Business Green Book 2019 - January 15, 2019

Helix Hospitality is #85 on Hotel Business’ 2019 list of Top 100 Owners & Developers.

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What About Those Sustainability & Green Initiatives?

Shreyas "JR" Patel for Green Lodging News - September 25, 2018

The hospitality industry has seen record performance in recent years and with it, a record number of new hotel rooms being built and renovated. Across the real estate industry, hotels are often the most active at evolving their product by refocusing on their target clients’ demands, refreshing design schemes, and, of course, becoming more sustainable.

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