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Something Old Something New—A history of hospitality
Summer 2013

When Washington State College introduced its hospitality program in 1932, no one had yet imagined an airport hotel, a drive-through restaurant, a convention center, or the boom of international travel. Eighty years later, as the industry grows in new and unexpected ways, the School of Hospitality sends its graduates out to meet its evolving needs.


Categories: Business
Tags: Restaurants, Hotels, Hospitality, Hotel management


Doug Forseth ’71—Snow business
Spring 2012
Doug Forseth ’71 believes in “management by skiing around.”He is kidding, kind of, playing on the concept of the popular business book Management by Walking Around. But the senior vice president of operations for the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Reso...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Hotel management, Skiing, Resorts, Canada


A home for hotel history
Summer 2008
One day in the late 1920s, hoteliers Severt W. Thurston and Frank Dupar met by chance in a coffee shop in Yakima, Washington. Unbeknownst to one another, each had gone to Yakima to make separate hotel deals. But by the time they parted company tha...
Categories: History
Tags: Hotel management, Hotels


The Fixer
Winter 2005
A new hotel in an old Seattle landmarkAt Fourth and Virginia in Seattle, where Belltown meets downtown a few blocks from Pike Place Market, a trendy restaurant and residential district meets up with the city's retail center. It's here that hoteli...
Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Hotel management


Putting on the Ritz: American management methods meet European hotellerie
Winter 2003
The child of Swiss peasants, no one would have expected Cesar Ritz to become the hotelier of kings. But then, who would have expected WSU to add American business management methods to the fine art of European hotellerie in the town where Ritz got his start?
Categories: Business
Tags: Hotels, Hotel management


Overseeing the Davenport Hotel with an appreciation for history
Winter 2002
"It's wonderful to be a part of an environment where all you have to do is make people happy and make them comfortable." —Lynnelle Hull Caudill Being part of something as elegant and historical as the Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Spokane, Hotels, Hotel management