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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Here To Stay: How Indian-Born Innkeepers Revolutionized America's Motels : NPR

Here To Stay: How Indian-Born Innkeepers Revolutionized America's Motels : NPR: In midtown Manhattan, 48Lex towers over the crowded street at its feet. The high-rise, luxury hotel offers a singular experience — serving complimentary wine at happy hour — but it's just one of 52 hotels owned by Hersha Hospitality Trust.

The company, named for founder Hasu P. Shah's wife, grew from modest origins. At one of the family's first properties, the 23-room Red Rose Motel in rural Pennsylvania, Shah and his family lived behind the lobby.