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In late July, Margaritaville Resort Orlando celebrated the groundbreaking of its new hotel. The $750 million property will have 187 rooms, located next to U.S. Highway 192 near Toll Road 429 in Western Osceola County. The gathering on July 27 hosted Margaritaville executives, local dignitaries, and representatives from the development company Encore Capital Management, for a total of more than 250.
Coming this September, the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach will open its doors to the public on Fort Lauderdale's North Beach. The Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach will be the newest addition to the Conrad Hotels & Resorts portfolio, being the second Conrad property in Florida, with 290 suites.
Chicago's Aloha Poke Co. has announced new locations in Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Minnesota (Minneapolis), Southern California (Marina Del Rey, Costa Mesa, San Diego and Los Angeles), three locations in Miami and one in Washington D.C. Since its opening in March 2016 in the Chicago French Market, has expanded around Illinois, and plans to open in Denver were made earlier this year.
Sarasota County will see the addition of 1,112 new hotel rooms over the next two years. These new accommodations will largely fall within walking distance of downtown Sarasota and the dining, arts and scenery that it offers.
The event production and destination management company that has served Colorado since 1969 has rebranded itself as Imprint Group.
On June 3, 2017, City National Bank presented the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce's 95th Annual Gala at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Wayne Pathman, the Chamber Chairman of Board, and Kelly Blanco from NBC 6 co-hosted the 900 guests at the Magical Affair-themed gala, organized by Jessica Fuentes Victor of Café Avanti, Jeff Greene of 84 West Studios and Leila Chang of Ideal Lifestyle Concierge.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Mauer was recently hired as the general manager of Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Miami.
1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as general manager of Mayfair Hotel & Spa?
May has been FOOD BOWL month in Los Angeles, a 31-day festival of curated events produced by the Los Angeles Times to celebrate the city’s dynamic and diverse culinary scene and bring awareness to food waste and hunger through programs with chefs and food-justice activists. The charity partners include No Kid Hungry, PATH & Food Forward.