From June 8-10, Associated Luxury Hotels International held its 12th Annual Executive Women in Leadership Conference at Hotel del Coronado in San Diego/Coronado California. ALHI is a leading independent Global Sales Organization in the Meetings & Incentive industry, from which they hosted 65 senior level women executives in the meetings and hospitalities industries. These women included hotel executives and meeting professionals.
The iconic Grand Hyatt New York in Midtown Manhattan recently debuted a multimillion dollar renovation of its conference level, including 12,000 square feet of meeting space and 18 breakout rooms. Designed by New York City-based interior design and architecture firm Nemaworkshop, the new design reflects the energy of the adjacent Grand Central Terminal and the New York City skyline.
A new 223-room lifestyle hotel, Canopy by Hilton in Chicago, will open in fall 2018 on S. LaSalle Street and W. Adams Street, in the Chicago Loop area.
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Stephanie Bennett was recently hired as a senior sales manager at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa—Beaver Creek.
1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role at Westin Riverfront Beaver Creek?
On Aug. 15, 2016, The El San Juan Hotel & Casino will temporarily close to undergo a multimillion dollar renovation; the changes are set for an end date of early 2017. Guest rooms, pool area, meeting and entertainment spaces, food and beverage venues and spa and fitness facilities will all be renovated.
After more than a year, the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge announced the unveiling of its $45 million transformation, ending a three-phase renovation.
The third phase focused on renovating the 667 guestrooms to mimic the Brooklyn lifestyle, with urban-inspired color pallets, fabrics that emulate the culture and landmarks, and an art piece that zooms in on a piece of a mural that is located in the lobby.
It’s a cold and dreary Monday in the city, but Chicago Cubs Director of Ticket Sales Andy Blackburn sounds wide awake and full of pep when he gets on the phone. “The vibe at Wrigley Field just feels different this year,” he says with more enthusiasm than a Monday deserves.
Yes, a true blue Cubs fan.
IF YOU HEADED SOUTH FOR THE WINTER, consider heading north for the spring and summer. Just across state lines in Wisconsin are the lush 1,300-acre grounds of the AAA Four-Diamond Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. It’s now easier than ever to get there with a new chartered helicopter service out of Schaumburg, but that’s just the beginning of what awaits. Fly or drive, here’s 10 reasons why you should get to know this all-season resort.
The lush Soho House Chicago finally opened its doors this month—and what an entrance. For nearly 20 years, the artsy London brand, which offers hotel, dining and private memberships for those in creative fields, has emulated and embraced the unique characteristics of each of its properties while maintaining a distinct signature style. Located in the West Loop, Soho House Chicago offers 40 guest rooms and two front-facing restaurants on Restaurant Row, an exclusive 40-seat screening room, fitness center, Cowshed Spa and Salon and the Allis Bar.