• chef-jason-poole-web GRAND GENEVA RESORT & SPA WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF JASON POOLE

    Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, an award-winning AAA Four-Diamond resort owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Poole as executive chef. In his new role, Poole will oversee all culinary operations at the resort to continue to provide fresh, authentic dining experiences for guests. “We are excited to welcome Jason to the Grand Geneva and look forward to his expertise and leadership with our culinary team,” said Steven Magnuson, managing director. “Jason’s extensive experience and innovative creations will continue to position the resort as a top dining destination in Southeastern Wisconsin.”

  • radissonredminneapoliskingstudio-web RADISSON RED, A NEW LIFESTYLE HOTEL BRAND TO OPEN FIRST U.S. LOCATION IN MINNEAPOLIS THIS FALL

    Radisson RED, a new hotel philosophy and lifestyle brand inspired by art, music and fashion will open its first U.S. location and flagship, Radisson RED Minneapolis this November. “Radisson RED is a completely new and different hotel concept, it is bold and alive and provides an experience like no other.” said Javier Rosenberg, chief operating officer, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “We have announced 13 RED hotels globally with key destinations in the Americas including Campinas, Brazil, Miami and Portland.” Radisson RED is driven and enhanced through local art, music and fashion and appeals to guests who have an ageless

  • THE KIMBELL ART MUSEUM DEBUTS NEW SPANISH-LANGUAGE AUDIO TOUR AND VISITOR INFORMATION ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, DURING FIESTA DE LA FAMILIA.

    On Sunday, October 2, the Kimbell Art Museum will officially debut new Spanish-language audio tours and visitor information during the free Fiesta de la Familia. A recent Pew Research Center Study cited Dallas-Fort Worth as having the sixth-largest Hispanic and Latino population in the United States. Recognizing the changing demographic that the Museum now serves, the Kimbell applied for and received a generous grant from The Hearst Foundation in support of expanding the Museum’s Spanish-language offerings to this important, growing audience. Led by Fort Worth City Councilman and former Mayor Pro Tem, Sal Espino, a volunteer committee of local Latino

  • Alaska Airlines will fly to Havana, Cuba, beginning Jan. 5, 2017

    Alaska Airlines will launch historic new flying to Havana, Cuba on Jan. 5, 2017. The daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles is among the first regularly scheduled commercial flights to the island country in more than 50 years, and is the only nonstop flight to Cuba from the West Coast. “This is a historic year for U.S. travelers, who can now fly to Cuba from the U.S. on scheduled commercial service for the first time in more than 50 years,” said Andrew Harrison, Alaska’s chief commercial officer. “We’d like to thank the U.S. Department of Transportation for providing Alaska Airlines

  • Royal_Towers_Exterior_2261_High_low ATLANTIS, PARADISE ISLAND ANNOUNCES 2017 MEETING & INCENTIVE OFFER

    Atlantis, Paradise Island announces unprecedented savings for 2017 group bookings with its 2017 Meeting & Incentive Offer.Applicable to 2017 meetings and incentive trips booked before July 1, 2016, this limited-time offer is in conjunction with the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board and guarantees deep savings on the group’s master account at Atlantis and airfare to Nassau. 2017 Meetings & Incentive Rebate: – Up to $80,000 master account rebate or up to $250 airfare rebate per room, based on number of room nights traveled – Applicable for all new group bookings for stays in 2017 – Bookable through July 1, 2016

  • image006 AMResorts Celebrates Opening of First Breathless Resorts & Spas in the Cancun, Mexico Region

    Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa brings modern and chic accommodations to the Riviera Maya The highly-anticipated Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa officially ignited the party in the Riviera Maya yesterday, opening the first resort of its kind in the destination. The resort’s first guests, Trish Miller and Terry Paglioni from the United States, were greeted by staff, renowned DJ Olga Ryazanova and world-class acrobatic performers to join in on the official ribbon-cutting celebration. Adults-only Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is perfectly located between the Caribbean Sea and the Lagoon of Bahia Petempich. Designed by HKS Hospitality Group,

  • StackedLogo_Black SHERATON HACIENDA DEL MAR NAMED TO SHERATON GRAND COLLECTION

    Popular Los Cabos Destination Resort Joins Best In Class Category The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico has been named to the Sheraton Grand tier by Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. The Grand category is Sheraton Hotels & Resorts’ new premier designation of hotels recognized for enticing destinations, distinguished designs and excellence in service and guest experiences. Now, renamed Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda del Mar, the iconic resort is the newest addition to the Sheraton Grand collection and the only property in Mexico and one of only three in Central and South America to

  • image005 LOTTE NEW YORK PALACE APPOINTS REBECCA HUBBARD AS NEW GENERAL MANAGER

    Former Hotel Manager to Lead Iconic Luxury New York City Hotel Under New Ownership by Lotte Hotels & Resorts Lotte New York Palace announced today the appointment of long time hotel manager, Rebecca Hubbard, as the new General Manager. Hubbard, approaching her five-year anniversary with the property, has established herself as a leading force in maintaining and growing the property’s esteemed reputation through her true passion and extreme dedication. Hubbard joined the Lotte New York Palace team in 2011, bringing with her an extensive background of over 20 years of experience in the industry. Her roots began in guest service

  • wes1010mf.181502 THE WESTIN ST. FRANCIS COMPLETES $6 MILLION RENOVATION OF MEETING & EVENT SPACE

    San Francisco’s iconic Westin St. Francis has completed an extensive renovation of 50,000 square feet of meeting and special event space in both the Landmark and Tower buildings. Since opening more than a century ago on March 21, 1904, The Westin St. Francis has been at the center of San Francisco’s social, theatrical and business life, hosting socialites, royalty and business leaders for their most important meetings and celebrations. “The renovation gives our meeting space a more contemporary look and feel,” said Westin St. Francis Director of Sales & Marketing Elaine Clancy. “The design and color palette are much more

  • NHCC Summit Focuses on Corporate Diversity and Inclusion

    Aiming to expand diversity and inclusion in the workplace, The National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC) will hold it 2015 Fall Summit in San Diego from Oct. 14-16, 2015. The summit, entitled “Corporate Diversity & Inclusion: The Future is Now,” will take place at the Paradise Point Resort and Spa on Mission Bay. “This important event will bring together subject matter experts in the areas of diversity and inclusion, marketing, and supplier diversity,” said Octavio Hinojosa, Executive Director of the NHCC. “Our objective is to identify key opportunities and challenges for stronger cooperation between these two highly-interlinked fields and share the

  • Visit KC Appoints New Vice President of Sales & Services

    Cori Day to oversee company’s largest team beginning Aug. 31 Following last week’s appointments of two other leadership positions, Visit KC announces today that Cori Day will assume the role of Vice President of Sales & Services. Day brings to the tourism organization more than 16 years of experience in hospitality sales and marketing. Her hire continues the strategic growth of Visit KC’s management team and combines the organization’s convention sales and services team into a single department. “We are incredibly fortunate to have such a dedicated hospitality professional to lead our sales and services efforts,” said Visit KC President

  • Southwest Airlines Heart SW AIR And HACU Now Accepting Applications For The Lanzate Travel Award Program

    Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), announced that they are accepting applications for the 11th annual “¡Lánzate!/Take Off!” Travel Award program. Online applications will be accepted through May 15, 2015, at www.hacu.net. The program is geared toward Hispanic college students with economic need who pursue higher education at least 200 miles away from home. All applicants must complete an online application including an essay describing their inspiration to pursue a college degree.   Educators and education advocates from around the country will form a diverse judging panel this summer to select the 2015

  • San Antonio CVB’s all new “Unforgettable Experiences” Vacation Packages

    The San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau (SACVB) has a new way for travelers to authentically experience one of the greatest cities in the world. Unforgettable Experiences, an exclusive series of vacation packages, is guaranteed to help visitors create priceless memories in San Antonio, Texas. The SACVB is the only destination marketing organization in the nation to develop these vacation packages, which take traditional accommodations and events bundles and up the ante. Unforgettable Experiences packages feature premier accommodations, epicurean discoveries, charming ground transportation, incredible event access, and more, all carefully curated to ensure the ultimate combination of ease, comfort, and cultural

  • Washington, DC Area Hotels Win Five Awards Among Over 100 Hotels Throughout North America

    Crescent Hotels & Resorts, held its Annual Leadership Conference at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel which concluded with an awards gala celebrating individuals and hotel teams among the over 100 managed properties that excel in guest service, community outreach and financial performance. Of the 31 awards given out, five were presented to hotels in the Washington, DC area. The Community Outreach Award was given to the Sheraton Reston Hotel and Westin Reston Heights. These two hotels, adjacent to each other, are just minutes from the new Silver Line Metrorail via complimentary shuttle. “We are honored to receive this award, as it

  • The Convention Industry Council (CIC) responds to Governor Mike Pence in response to Indiana’s RFRA law

    Dear Governor Pence: On behalf of the Convention Industry Council, I respectfully request that your office continue to work with the general assembly and the hospitality community in the state to adopt corrective language that clarifies that the law does not allow discrimination of any kind against any segment of the population. The Convention Industry Council represents 33 associations in the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and travel industry who collectively represent more than 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties involved in the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry. An unintended consequence of this law has been the reaction of many businesses