Why We Should Thank The Circus for One Hotel’s Famous Tradition

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Imagine this… you’re in the lobby of a beautiful luxury hotel waiting to check in. You notice a gathering of people near the elevator and then see a red carpet leading to a beautiful fountain. What’s going on? Is there a celebrity staying on-property? A Kardashian perhaps? As the elevator doors open, you see a […]

OHLA Annual Conference 2018

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Last week, we attended the 2018 OHLA Annual Conference to give a presentation about branding. If you’ve never heard of OHLA before, it’s the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association and, it’s one of the oldest hotel associations in the country. Founded in 1893, OHLA’s main purpose was actually originally to prevent the passing of counterfeit […]

Our Favorite Haunted Hotels Part 2: Real Life Haunted Hotels

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If you’re not into spooky stuff, turn back now! Our last Haunted Hotels blog post featured fictional hotels, but today’s list features properties that claim to have real-life ghosts. Is it all just a marketing gimmick,  the natural noises of old buildings or guests’ imaginations running wild? Read about these haunted hotels and decided for yourself! […]

Our Fall Favorites

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At McConnell Marketing, fall means time to design new websites, draft holiday cards and plan our annual client appreciation gift. But, it also means time for pumpkin picking with family, drinking hot apple cider and watching a classic scary movie. Today, we took a (brief) break from our desks to share with you some of […]

Our Favorite Haunted Hotels Part 1: I Just Play One On TV

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There’s something especially unsettling about the idea of a haunted hotel. Usually a place full of life, energy and human interaction, it’s scary to imagine a hotel where the guests are already “checked-out.” Maybe that’s why haunted hotels have such a rich history in fiction. No matter the reason, here are some of our favorite […]