The Wire Interview: Maison International Vice President, Erin Alls

Erin Alls
[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

The Wire Interview is a continuing series of conversations with players in the corporate housing industry.

Times are changing — New technology, increased diversity of travelers,  shifting regulation of sister industries  —  but according to Erin Alls, Vice President of Maison International, there’s never been a better time to be in the business. Continue reading


A Peep Into Los Angeles History: Traffic Signals

Vintage Stop Lights

[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

One of the benefits of being a frequent corporate traveler is the opportunity given to engage with the world. And if you’re in Los Angeles, what better place to start than with a little lesson on the history of the city’s roads!  Continue reading

Los Angeles Restaurant Critic’s Top Picks Of 2012

Los Angeles Best Foods  of 2012 Critic[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

Looking for some recommendations for individual eats during your stay in Los Angeles? Check out these picks by an LATimes restaurant critic, his favorite LA foods of 2012. Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About L.A.’s Toll Lanes

Traffic Congestion in LA; Toll Lanes[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

L.A. County’s first toll lanes, called the Metro ExpressLanes, opened last weekend, and we have all the information you need to know about them, courtesy of And don’t worry — if the lanes prove to be ineffective at relieving traffic, they will be discontinued after the first year. But we gotta start somewhere! Continue reading

AKA Brand Expanding

NYC Washington DC London

AKA Beverly Hills rendering

[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

The AKA brand appears to be steadily expanding as the company is scheduled to open new properties in Beverly Hills and London later this year. AKA–who specializes in high-end extended-stay properties with hotel amenities and services in metropolitan areas (e.g., NYC, Washington DC, London)–will open their first California property situated at Crescent Drive and Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles.  Continue reading