DENVER (June 18, 2018) — RLH Corporation (NYSE:RLH) announced today the promotion of Paul Sacco to Executive Vice President, President of Global Development. Since joining RLH Corporation, Sacco has had tremendous success developing and growing the Company’s upscale brands. In his new role, Sacco will oversee all franchise growth efforts for RLH Corporation brands worldwide, with a focus on organic growth.

Sacco joined RLH Corporation in September, 2017. In his role, he oversaw development of the Company’s upscale brands including 10 new franchise license agreements with hotels owned by affiliates of Inner Circle Investments; the Company’s first refreshed Signature hotel in San Francisco; and The Island by Hotel RL, the first resort destination for the brand, among many other key hotel signings.

Prior to joining RLH Corporation, Sacco was President & Chief Development Officer at TPG Hotels & Resorts, and held senior development roles at Pyramid Hotel Group and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. 

“In his early days at RLH Corporation, Paul has had incredible success growing our upscale brands and helping meet our company goals,” said RLH Corporation President & CEO Greg Mount. “We are excited to have such a tenured and experienced development executive take the lead as we continue to execute the transition to a higher margin franchise hotel business with an asset light business model."

“I joined RLH knowing that the team had created a great platform for growth,” added Sacco. “During my tenure I have seen firsthand the excitement owners feel when they learn how uniquely we approach the hotel business. There is tremendous growth potential at RLH Corporation, and I am excited to be working with the full executive team to further develop our footprint.”

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Toronto, ON (June 13, 2018)– Atlific Hotels is delighted to announce the recently completed renovations of the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport. The hotel’s guestrooms and fitness centre have been elevated to enhance functionality, relaxation and charm throughout the property. 

“The completed renovations showcase the hotel’s exceptional attention to detail along with useful design elements everywhere imaginable,” said Philippe Gadbois, Senior Vice-President Operations, Atlific Hotels. “We are very proud of the hotel’s new look and know that guests will appreciate the cohesive and thoughtful upgrades put in place,” he continued. 

The newly redesigned guestrooms are perfectly equipped to ensure that guests enjoy both a comfortable and functional stay. Modern furnishings with hues of grey, paired with delicate pops of blue and yellow set a chic tone upon arrival. Soft white bedding and a fun mural design behind each bed add to the welcoming feeling. Strategically positioned outlets provide easily accessible spots to charge electronic devices. Guests can sit back and relax on a sleek sofa across from the comfortable bed, or unwind in the spacious and modern bathrooms, most of which have been retrofitted with a walk-in shower. 

Renovations to the fitness centre include a 450 square feet expansion to the space as well as new, state of the art equipment and functional design elements. Dense, rubberized flooring has been added to offer greater traction and comfort, allowing for better control when guests exercise. New equipment includes state-of-the-art aerobic machines, full weight machines, free weights, and a mat and ball area for all types of fitness or yoga needs. In addition, swimmers will enjoy the upgraded pool, which has been retiled and resurfaced to create a refreshed and clean look. New, inviting furniture has been added to the pool and patio area to complete the thoughtful upgrades. 

Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport is just a three-minute drive from Toronto Pearson International Airport. The hotel provides easy access to nearby attractions such as Woodbine Racetrack and Casino, Niagara Falls, Canada’s Wonderland and more. 


DENVER (June 13, 2018) — RLH Corporation (NYSE:RLH) announced today the promotion of Amanda Marcello to Senior Vice President of Brand Strategy. Marcello has been with RLH Corporation since 2015, most recently leading the development and rebrand of Signature and Signature Inn.  In her new role, Marcello will lead all RLH Corporation brands, building and evaluating programs and performance including standards and design guidelines to ensure relevancy and value within the marketplace. 

Marcello has had several progressive roles at RLH Corporation, including two years as Vice President of Food & Beverage. In her role, she developed and implemented operational standards, managed key vendor relationships, increased revenue streams and researched key trends with applications within the Company’s brands.

Previously, Marcello held Vice President level positions with the JPG Restaurant Group and hospitality consulting agency AF&Co. In these positions, she executed company-wide training programs, oversaw sales performance and developed creative programs to increase revenue, as well as managed key performance objectives through achievement of monthly milestones. While with AF&Co. she led the concept development of multiple restaurant brands and national hotel brands.

Marcello holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Master of Business Administration in Global Business Leadership and Organizational Development from Johnson & Wales University and holds the Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

“Amanda has all the qualities we want a brand executive to possess,” said RLH Corporation President & CEO Greg Mount. “Through Amanda’s lead, the Signature brands have strong momentum for growth in 2018 and beyond. In her new role, I am confident Amanda will carry over that momentum to all our brands, helping us to exceed all of our Company franchise growth goals."

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Stockholm - June 13, 2018 - ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, provider of advanced security technologies for the hospitality industry, announces the launch of its cloud-based access management system, Vostio. The first cloud-based system of its kind designed for the hotel space, Vostio is a maintenance-free and universally accessible system that requires no local servers, providing staff with a user-friendly solution that allows them to efficiently manage all areas of a property from any location.

Designed to maximize operational efficiency and enhance the guest experience, Vostio works to ensure that all properties across a hotel chain are equipped with the same high standard functionality and that all corporate guidelines are uniformly followed. With a focus on enhanced security and data privacy, Vostio is GDPR ready and built on the latest industry standards, ensuring total data confidentiality, integrity and traceability through the use of its encrypted system. As a cloud-based platform, Vostio also receives automatic software updates to ensure that properties are always fully protected against the latest threats and vulnerabilities.

"We're in a new era of security technology, with hotels and businesses in general moving away from traditional hardware to incorporate cloud-based solutions to streamline operations and increase property and data security," says Christophe Sut, Executive Vice President and Head of the Global Technologies business unit for ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. "With this in mind, we knew that, to continue the evolution of security technology, that we needed to develop a new groundbreaking solution that still offered the traditional services we are known for, while creating an entirely new experience that ensures security and peace of mind for everyone."

Since Vostio is accessed through the cloud, hoteliers can now leverage the ability to securely oversee and manage their access management operations from anywhere in the world, with features that include:

  • Control staff and guest access
  • Instant activation or deactivation of mobile keys
  • Coding of RFID keycards when used in conjunction with an encoder
  • Revocation of room access to ensure onsite security
  • Monitoring of system health
  • Reviewing events such as access attempts and keycard creation
  • With no need for on-site servers, hoteliers using Vostio can also avoid both costly hardware expenses and time-consuming maintenance issues. Further reducing costs, Vostio's also offers standardized monthly license subscriptions. Developed as a future-proof system, Vostio is equipped to seamlessly integrate with new property upgrades and is also compatible with existing door hardware. Vostio's scalable platform allows it to meet the needs of any property, regardless of type or size, and can integrate with other cloud-based solutions to additionally improve efficiency and reduce costs.

  • Hoteliers will get a first look at Vostio and its capabilities at HITEC Houston, taking place June 18-21 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. To schedule a demo during HITEC at ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's booth #901, please click here to fill out an online request form.


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