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Orchid Resorts & Escapes Founder Stacy Dreyfus Joins HotelExecutive.com as Contributing Editor to the Hotel Business Review

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 25, 2011 -- HotelExecutive.com, the leading online hotel industry business resource is pleased to announce that Orchid Resorts & Escapes founder and CEO Stacy Dreyfus has joined the journal as a contributing editor to the publication's primary business journal, the Hotel Business Review.

"I am honored to be a part of hotelexecutive.com and truly thrilled to be included with such an esteemed and well respected group of hospitality specialists,” said Ms. Dreyfus.

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In late 2007, Dreyfus founded Orchid Resorts & Escapes as a boutique sales, marketing and partnership agency that based its mission on the ideals of superior customer service and excellent industry relationships. Currently, the company possesses a portfolio of 22 exquisite properties and is marketing some of the most unique and exclusive resorts and destinations in the world.

“We are really delighted to have Stacy represented on HotelExecutive's editorial board,” said Benedict Cummins, CEO and Founder of HotelExecutive.com. “With more than 14 years of experience working with companies such as Le Parker Meridian, Ian Schrager Hotels, and Hotel Gansevoort, Stacy has been able to build and expand her own company, Orchid Resorts & Escapes, into one of the most respected marketing and sales groups in the world, with a portfolio of properties that reads like a hot list from Conde Nast Traveler. The information she can provide our readers on best practices is priceless".

Ms. Dreyfus holds a B.A. in Travel and Tourism from Clemson University. Her inspiration and the seeds for her success took root at Clemson University and now she has cultivated her love of travel and people into a career that continues to grow. In addition to her CEO, Founder post at Orchid Resorts & Escapes, Ms. Dreyfus is the travel correspondent for Jetset Extra (Los Angeles). She will also be guest speaker at the World Medical Tourism and Global Health Congress in Illinois later this year.

Ms. Dreyfus is currently a member for Dress for Success, which assists economically disadvantaged women transitioning from unemployment to self-sufficiency by providing clothing, confidence boosts and career development.

About Orchid Resorts & Escapes

Orchid services our clients by providing specific sales strategies and targeted marketing and by creating awareness along with specialized public relations agencies and multiple partners. Through packaging these ideas, visions and relationships together, Orchid’s true goal is to produce room nights, buzz and revenue for our clients. For more information visit http://www.orchidworldwide.com

About the Hotel Business Review

For nearly 15 years, the Hotel Business Review journal has been a leading online resource for hotel executives, providing white papers on best practices in hotel management and operations. With a dedicated board of more than 300 contributing editors - some of the most recognizable names in hotels - the Hotel Business Review maintains a progressive flow of exclusive content every week, so that owners, operators, senior executives, investors and developers can stay informed on the constant changes in the hotel industry. To subscribe click on http://www.hotelexecutive.com/subscribe

Stacy Dreyfus
Orchid Resorts & Escapes

Dan French

Coming Up In The December Online Hotel Business Review

Feature Focus
Hotel Law: Issues & Events
There is not a single area of a hotel’s operation that isn’t touched by some aspect of the law. Hotels and management companies employ an army of lawyers to advise and, if necessary, litigate issues which arise in the course of conducting their business. These lawyers typically specialize in specific areas of the law – real estate, construction, development, leasing, liability, franchising, food & beverage, human resources, environmental, insurance, taxes and more. In addition, issues and events can occur within the industry that have a major impact on the whole, and can spur further legal activity. One event which is certain to cause repercussions is Marriott International’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. This newly combined company is now the largest hotel company in the world, encompassing 30 hotel brands, 5,500 hotels under management, and 1.1 million hotel rooms worldwide. In the hospitality industry, scale is particularly important – the most profitable companies are those with the most rooms in the most locations. As a result, this mega- transaction is likely to provoke an increase in Mergers & Acquisitions industry-wide. Many experts believe other larger hotel companies will now join forces with smaller operators to avoid being outpaced in the market. Companies that had not previously considered consolidation are now more likely to do so. Another legal issue facing the industry is the regulation of alternative lodging companies such as Airbnb and other firms that offer private, short-term rentals. Cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Monica are at the forefront of efforts to legalize and control short-term rentals. However, those cities are finding it’s much easier to adopt regulations on short-term rentals than it is to actually enforce them. The December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine these and other critical issues pertaining to hotel law and how some companies are adapting to them.