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Olympia Companies and Smart Hotels to Open Sophy in Chicago

The Olympia Companies and SMART Hotels are introducing a luxury boutique hotel, SOPHY, to the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Specifically located on the corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue, SOPHY will be managed by The Olympia Companies. SOPHY will be a four-diamond luxury property meeting LEED Silver standards, as well as becoming a preferred hotel to the University of Chicago.

Meet Dana Orlando

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Dana Orlando was recently hired as general manager at Hotel Ivy.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as general manager?

The Betsy-South Beach Debuts Expansion

Betsy-South Beach in Florida just revealed its expansion after a two-year renovation. The luxury hotel merged with the historic Carlton Hotel, and has a total of 130 guestrooms, two restaurants, a rooftop pool, library, 15,000square feet of meeting and events space and many other amenities.

New Hampton Inn & Suites Opening in Minneapolis University Area

Hilton Hotel and Minneapolis-based Kaeding Management Group have teamed up to open the Hampton Inn and Suites Minneapolis University Area in early October.

“It’s the first Hilton hotel project within the Kaeding Management Group portfolio, and the first one that combines the essence of the neighborhood, the Hampton brand and the Kaeding touch,” says Jamie Goodchild, general manager of the Hampton Inn and Suites Minneapolis University Area.

Teachers Head to Atlantic City

Today and tomorrow, the Atlantic City Convention Center is welcoming more than 45,000 teachers and educational professionals for the 2015 New Jersey Education Association Convention.

The association hosts this event yearly for members to network with fellow industry professionals and further themselves in their education-based knowledge through more than 300 seminars, workshops and programs.

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