hospitality

The Ritz Carlton, St. Louis Unveils Guest Room Redesign

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis has recently updated its rooms and suites, corridors, circulation spaces and meeting rooms. The redesign draws inspiration from the Midwest skies, with a color palette of blues, grays, and shades of cream and white.

Jessika Alexander Earns CTE Designation

Jessika Alexander of Visit Houston has earned her Certified Tourism Executive designation from the Travel and Tourism College offered by the Texas Travel Industry Association.

"I am grateful to Houston First/Visit Houston for allowing me the opportunity to grow professionally," says Alexander. "The program offered by TTIA was exceptional and with what I have learned, I know I will be better able to market Houston as one of the world’s premier destinations."

AC Hotel San Francisco Announces Open Date

AC Hotel San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront will open in September 2017. The location is the newest property in Marriott's AC Hotel collection and is located 10 minutes from San Francisco International Airport.

Media Coverage of X Games in Minneapolis Boosts Tourism

On July 13-16, U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis hosted the X Games for the first year of a two-year hosting. The X Games are expected to bring 100,000 people to Minneapolis and the Mall of America over the weekend, which will give national and international media exposure; as well as the 8,300 hospitality and tourism jobs that the X Games will bring to the city.

Chateau on the Lake Resort Names New Managers

Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center has added Gayla Welsh as corporate sales manager, and Jessica Wrenfrow as event sales manager.

$100 Million Edgewood Tahoe Lodge Completed

The new $100 million Edgewood Tahoe Lodge has opened on the south shore of Lake Tahoe after more than two decades of difficulties of strict regulations regarding the environment and four years of reviewing plans and obtaining permits for construction to begin in 2012. The Edgewood Tahoe Lodge's completion was dependent on limiting storm water runoff that is harmful to Lake Tahoe, as well as protecting wetlands, according to the Tahoe Daily Tribune.

Edgewood Tahoe Lodge Opens

On June 14, the Edgewood Tahoe Lodge opened to the public on a 250-acre property on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. The lodge has a variety of amenities in addition to its LEED design, including a 18-hole championship golf course, a 8,500-square-foot spa, luxury guest rooms, the Bistro, an Adventure Center and Camp Edgewood.

Stephanie Kelly Joins Westin Southfield Sales Team

Stephanie Kelly joined the 388-room Westin Southfield Hotel and Executive Meeting Center as its new senior sales manager overseeing association, family reunion, government, multicultural and religious markets.

She brings 30 years of hospitality experience and earned numerous awards for outstanding sales performance.

2016 Lodging Industry Enjoys Positive Cycle

The hotel industry’s performance during 2016 was solid in most Michigan markets and the year ended on a positive note, reports Charles Skelton of Hospitality Partners in Ann Arbor. The firm has tracked the state’s lodging sector performance for years.

Westin Nashville to Host Solar Eclipse Watch Party

This August, a very rare solar eclipse will take place, and since Nashville is one of the largest cities in the direct path of the eclipse, the Westin Nashville will be hosting many different activities to celebrate the two-minute long sight. On Aug. 20, the Westin will offer a Solar Eclipse 2017 Room Package, which offers guests a two-night stay beginning that night.

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