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Burger Burger at Mall of America Launches New Menu Items

Last week, I stopped at Burger Burger’s Mall of American location. The fast-casual restaurant launched a number of new menu items, including cheese curds, mac-and-cheese bites, new chicken sandwiches and more. Visiting was a must.

Upon walking in, I was shocked at how quiet it was despite being packed full of customers. A sign that the food is too good to maintain a conversation with someone while chomping down on their burgers.

Boutique Hotel Industry Leaders Come Together in Los Angeles

Boutique hotel pioneers, travel advisors, media and industry professionals will convene at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center for the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association’s annual three-day Leadership Symposium, Oct. 24-26. BLLA is the leading hospitality association; their annual symposium is meant to connect upscale hoteliers with industry innovators and hospitality investors from around the world.

Two New Event Options Available at New York City’s Hotel Shocard

Hotel Shocard in New York is debuting two new event spaces at their Times Square-based location.

These spaces feature a residential-like layout with terraces to give guests an indoor-outdoor experience. Design elements include brass hardware details, mirrors and fixtures, old-Broadway inspired marquee lighting and old print photographs. Guests also can make the room their own through personalizing the hotel’s marquee.

For food options, the hotel has its own restaurant, Gleason’s Tavern.

Network and Create Craft Cocktails at coup d'etat

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This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending a mixology class at coup d’etat in Uptown Minneapolis. The class was held in one of their semi-private dining areas, where 18 of us had the pleasure of creating five signature cocktails with our mixologist Alex.

Cool Tips for Hot-Day Catering

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Temperatures in Palm Springs and other desert cities are breaking records this summer, topping out at more than 120 degrees. But Chad Gardner, one of the area’s top event planners and caterers, isn’t breaking a sweat. His companies Chad Gardner Presents, and Dash and a Handful produce corporate events and charity galas for a long list of clients, including Pandora, Calvin Klein, Toyota, Nike, Twitter, VH-1, the Human Rights Campaign and the Annenberg Center at Sunnylands.

Vibrant Asbury Park Hotel Will Stun Guests

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The dynamic city of Asbury Park, N. J., is set to open a new hotel in spring 2016—the first opening in the area in more than 50 years. 

The Asbury, a product of the real-estate company iStar, combines the Victorian-era history of the era with its vibrant social culture.

The project is a collaboration between David Bowd, known for creating the Salt Hotels brand, and Anda Andrei, iStar’s creative lead for the Asbury Park redevelopment project and the former design director for the Ian Schrager Company. 

Meet Crystal Kennedy

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.

Crystal Kennedy was recently hired as the associate director of sales for the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

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