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.
Offering meeting and event planners event space for any number of attendees, Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney Springs, Fla., is opening this fall to host any unique event you need. Located in the heart of Disney Springs, the venue is four stories of meeting space that includes five different event spaces with Stargaze bar, expansive main floor and two patio spaces. Planet Hollywood also offers a 4,500-square-foot video wall that can be used for corporate purposes, up-to-date furnishings such as planet-shaped light fixtures and an interactive DJ for night events.
Jenny Cerna has been appointed director of leisure sales for Fontainbleau Miami Beach. In her new role, Cerna will be responsible for the development of domestic and international marketplace while coordinating all leisure sales programs.
“Fontainebleau Miami Beach is excited to welcome Jenny Cerna to the team to lead our leisure sales efforts,” says Philip Goldfarb, president and COO, Fontainebleau Miami Beach. “Her track record will serve as an invaluable asset as we aim to keep Fontainebleau top of mind on a global level.”
American steakhouse Bob’s Steak & Chop House, has revealed they will open a new location at Omni Berkshire Place in Manhattan. The restaurant is slated to have an old-school aesthetic with 210 seats and a 40-seat bar.
Following a $9 million redesign to their golf course, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Florida has reopened. Designers Jack Nicklaus and architect John Sanford collaborated on the multimillion dollar project.
The new par-71 course features a range of new amenities including five tees, a 300-yard practice, and teaching range and new gold carts with GPS tracking systems.
Based on guest reviews, Trivago.com has named two Key West hotels one of America’s Best for 2017. The winning hotels, Marquesa Hotel placed third in the 4-star category and Almond Tree Inn placed sixth in its 3-star category. The rankings are based on 175 million traveler ratings.
The awards recognize the 40 best properties in the United States divided in four categories: 5-Star, 4-Star, 3-Star and Alternative Accommodation categories.
After completing a $30 million renovation, Sheraton Bay Point Resort, located in Panama City Beach, Fla., has reopened its doors.
The American Homebrewing Association has recently announced seven rising homebrewing destinations in the US.
“Craft brewing and homebrewing have long supported one another: a thriving craft beer community nurtures a healthy, growing homebrew culture and vice-versa,” says Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association. “Some cities are legendary for such pro-am symbiosis, while others are gaining well-deserved reputations as up-and-coming homebrew hot spots.”
Four Kimpton Hotels in Florida are partnering with Bowers & Wilkins to give groups with the ability to enjoy the sounds of the destination. The participating hotels are: EPIC, Miami; Surfcomber Miami, South Beach; Vero Beach Hotel & Spa; and Seafire Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman.
The Alfond Inn at Rollins in Winter Park, Fla., has been recognized for the second consecutive year as the best hotel in Florida according to the results of Condé Nast Traveler’s 29th annual Reader’s Choice Awards. The 112-room independently owned boutique hotel has a pool and fitness center, Hamilton’s Kitchen, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant and 10,000 square feet of meeting space. It distinguishes itself from other hotels through its art installations and offering of college scholarships.