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Lin Schatz Appointed General Manager for Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya

Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya has named Lin Schatz as the general manage; she will oversee the opening of the property in December 2016 and manage the pre-opening stages and all property operations. Schatz, a hospitality and Hyatt veteran, started his career at Hyatt Hotels Corporation and has been there for more than 25 years. He previously served as the general manager for Andaz West Hollywood in Los Angeles and other locations including Hyatt Key West.

Beyond the Border: Southern Discounts, Deals, and Debuts…Oh My!

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New Orleans was recently named the No. 1 most budget-friendly destination in the country by Travel + Leisure. While many people tend to plan trips around Mardi Gras, there are many other reasons to travel down south this fall. The Aloft New Orleans Downtown’s current discounts are just a few of those reasons.

Brian Kramer Reflects on Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa’s History at the Resort’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, the Hyatt Regency Coconut Resort in Bonita Springs, Fla., celebrated its 15th anniversary. Brian Kramer, the general manager of the resort, marked the occasion by cutting a commemorative orange ribbon and presenting a speech.

Beyond the Border: Escape the Madness at J.W. Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

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Orlando is synonymous with Disney. It’s almost Pavlovian. You hear the name and you immediately conjure up an image of the Mouse. What if you could visit Orlando but stay far from the madding crowd? The J.W. Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes fits the bill. This palatial resort is blissfully free of the hustle and bustle of nearby Disney and offers a regal style reminiscent of Europe. The best part? Partnered with the adjacent Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, this resort is truly a world unto itself.

Walt Disney World Resort Introduces Two New Holiday Event Packages for Guests

Walt Disney World Resort announced two new event packages that will be available Dec. 2–19—the Winter Wonderland Escape and the Holiday Memories.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Convention Center in Orlando, where the festivities of the Holiday Memories offering will take place, offers guests an atmosphere defined by holiday spirits. Lighting projections and decorated, colored tables will help create such an effect. This offering is available for groups of 20 to 80 guests.

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa Manager Receives Lifetime Leadership Award

Dan King, general manager of Hyatt Regency Hill Country Corporation’s has won the Jay A. Pritzker Award for Leadership, 2015. The Jay A. Pritzker Award is a lifetime achievement award that is given to those who have demonstrated their abilities as leaders, coaches and mentors; they are role models that serve as representative of the Hyatt’s purpose and values.

Hollywood Beach Margaritaville Resort Announces One-Time Offer for Groups, Meeting Planners

For meeting planners who want to enjoy equal parts work and play, Maragaritaville Beach Resort has a new deal. For a limited time, planners booking groups now through Dec. 31 will receive things like upgraded rooms, discounts for St. Somewhere Spa and a complimentary morning or afternoon break.

Omni Providence Hotel Hires New General Manager

Rhode Island's, Omni Providence Hotel, recently hired Burnell Goldman as general manager. His responsibilities include overseeing all departments of the hotel. Goldman is a 10-year veteran with Omni Hotel & Resorts and comes to Omni Providence Hotel from Omni Jacksonville Hotel in Florida, where he served as general manager since 2013.

 

Florida Chapters Select MPI to Manage Conference

For the next two years, Meeting Professionals International will provide meeting management services for the Southeast Education Conference. MPI is responsible for managing and developing the overall program for the 2017 and 2018 conference, which is hosted by SEC's four Florida chapters – Tampa Bay Area, Greater Orlando, North Florida and South Florida – known as TONS.

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