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Kimpton Aertson Hotel Appoints Lindsey Sullivan as New Director of Sales & Marketing

Kimpton Aertson Hotel | May 30, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN (May 30, 2019) – Kimpton Aertson Hotel, a boutique hotel in Nashville's Midtown neighborhood, is proud to announce Lindsey Sullivan as director of sales and marketing. In her new role, Sullivan is responsible for the daily sales efforts, development of customer experiences and brand communication for the Nashville hotel. An enthusiastic hospitality veteran, Sullivan brings a background in tourism management and nearly 13 years of experience in hotel sales with Hutton Hotel in Nashville, Fontanel Nashville, Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville and Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, IL. Prior to joining Kimpton Aert...

How Hotels Are Going on a Fitness Kick

JLL Real Views | May 28, 2019

Working out in a hotel is no longer a choice between a treadmill in a small gym, laps of the pool or a 7am yoga class. With health and fitness an engrained part of modern living, a growing number of hotel chains are making it easier than ever to squeeze in a workout when away from home. So easy in fact, the equipment can be right next to the bed. Hotel brands such as DoubleTree by Hilton offer guests Five Feet to Fitness rooms with exercise bikes and keep-fit stations, while Westin by Marriott and Even Hotels by Intercontinental are offering guests bedrooms with training equipment from weights and yoga mats to TRX straps. "Waking up to ...

The Rise of Nomadism and How Travel and Hospitality Are Responding

David Ryan | May 13, 2019

By David Ryan "The question you should be asking isn't, "What do I want?" or "What are my goals?" but "What would excite me?" Tim Ferriss Like the overall theme in Tim Ferriss's best seller "The 4 Hour Work Week", more and more people are becoming dissatisfied with spending their lives seemingly stuck in one place, working at the same job for years, while yearning for true experiences that connect deep in their soul. Following the great recession of 2008 and the increased effect of globalization, more and more people have the opportunity to combine travel and work. Who wouldn't want the chance to combine travelling, working, meeting new...

How Hotels Are Meeting the Demand for Quality Meeting Space

JLL Real Views | May 9, 2019

Whether they're hosting a conference for 300 out-of-town guests or an away-day for a 30-strong team from a local company, hotel meeting and event spaces are in high-demand. The global market for meetings and events is currently growing at seven percent per year, in turn driving up prices for meeting space across North America, Asia, and Europe. Yet not all facilities are in the same league. As hotels look to gain the edge in winning new and repeat business, many are considering how they can modernize, refresh or add to their meeting and events spaces to extend their appeal to companies and business travelers. "Tired, old facilities won'...

Park James Hotel Appoints Marigene Mabalot as Director of Food & Beverage and Simona Oliveri as Executive Chef

Park James Hotel | May 7, 2019

MENLO PARK, CA (May 7, 2019) — Park James Hotel, managed by broughtonHOTELS, announces the appointments of Marigene Mabalot as Director of Food & Beverage and Simona Oliveri as Executive Chef. Both bring extensive hospitality and culinary expertise to Park James Hotel and Oak + Violet restaurant. As the new Director of Food & Beverage Marigene Mabalot oversees all day-to-day food and beverage operations for Park James Hotel including the management of Oak + Violet, O+V Courtyard, and the cocktail curation at the Park James lobby bar. As Executive Chef Simona Oliveri handles all culinary operations for the property including me...

Why Lifestyle Hotels Are Not Just for Millennials

JLL Real Views | May 6, 2019

Lifestyle hotels may tick all the boxes for millennial travellers but they're not the only generation drawn to their mix of contemporary design, nods to local culture and good wifi connections. In recent years, they've become an increasingly popular choice among travellers across all age groups – by combining the personalised touches and high-quality service of a boutique hotel with the convenience and reliability of big hotel chains – while operating at a premium price point. As lifestyle brands such as Indigo by the InterContinental Hotels Group, Aloft, Moxy and W under Marriott, as well as Andaz by Hyatt pop up across the...

Hamilton Hotel Investors and Centerbridge Partners Complete Acquisition of Belgian Nine-Hotel Portfolio From WNE

Hamilton Hotel Partners and Hamilton Hotel Investors | April 15, 2019

LONDON, April 15, 2019 - Hamilton Hotel Investors and Centerbridge Partners have completed the acquisition of a portfolio of nine hotels located in Belgium and France from WNE Investor S.À R.L. The hotels comprise 1,120 keys in total and are located in some of Belgium's key commercial and tourism destinations (Antwerp, Hasselt, Ghent and Liege) and Calais in France. Five of the nine hotels operate under the Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands, and Hamilton Hotel Partners will assume management of the portfolio going forward. "We are excited to acquire the Brabo hotels and to work in close partnership with the team at Hamil...

Former COO Peter Arceo Promoted to General Manager of San Manuel Casino

March 28, 2019

March 29-- Mar. 29--San Manuel Casino has a new general manager in former Chief Operating Officer Peter Arceo, officials announced Friday, March 29. Arceo will be in charge of all activity within the Highland casino as well as enhancing the experience for its team members and guests, according to a casino news release. His official promotion follows an announcement last week that the casino's former general manager, Loren Gill, was promoted to CEO for both the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians' tribal government operations and business operations. Arceo was named interim general manager before being brought into the position of...

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