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Hotel Hershey Appoints New General Manager

After 14 years of service as Hotel Hershey’s general manager, Brian O’Day has announced his retirement effective April 30, 2017. Taking his place will be current assistant general manager, Bill Hendrix.

As general manager Hendrix will oversee the entire operation of The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Laundry and Cleaning. The hotel, built by chocolate tycoon Milton S. Hershey, features 276 guest rooms and a surplus of amenities such as a spa, three restaurants and more than 25,000 square feet of meeting space.

Canopy by Hilton Develops San Antonio River Walk

Canopy by Hilton, in a joint development between Crockett Urban Ventures and Merritt Development Group, plans to develop Canopy by Hilton San Antonio River Walk. Scheduled to open in the fall of 2018, the hotel will be managed by White Lodging Services.

“We are excited to work with entrepreneurial and forward-thinking developers,” says Chris Anderson, senior vice president and chief revenue office, White Lodging. “This will be an architectural wonder and a real destination until itself.”

Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center Slated to Enter New Mexico Market By Summer 2017

Peak Hospitality has announced the rebranding of Hotel Cascada, which will soon be known as Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center; the 11-acre property will also undergo a $5 million transformation.

Olympia Hotel Management Selected To Operate The Glen House

The family-owned Mt. Washington Summit Road Company has announced that the Portland-based Olympia Hotel Management will operate The Glen House.

The new three-story, 68-room hotel will be located in Pinkham Notch by the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road; it’s slated to open in May 2018.

The Asbury Hotel Named Best New Hotel In America

The newly opened Asbury Hotel, located in Asbury Park, N.J., is already making a name for itself as the new hotel hotspot—it was recently awarded the number one spot on USA Today’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards Best New Hotel in America list.

“We are thrilled to be named the best new hotel in America,” says David Bowd, Salt Hotels, part owner and operator of The Asbury. “The success just inspires us to continue to develop programming that will excite and draw visitors all year long.”

AC Hotel Bloomington Mall of America Soon to Join South Loop

AC Hotels by Marriott will open their second Minnesota property in Bloomington at Mall of America in  mid-February 2017. 

Wailea Beach Resort Revealed $100 Million Renovation

Wailea Beach Resort has completed their $100 million renovation, which made its debut in late December.

The 22-acre, updated resort will feature six culinary options, three pools, 547 updated rooms and suites, new indoor and outdoor event spaces, a fitness center and spa. The totally updated design is inspired by the resort’s proximity to the Wailea shoreline and has a clean, simplistic aesthetic.

Laurus Corporation Announced New Name and Rebranding of Vail Cascade Resort and Spa

Laurus Corporation, a real estate investment and development firm, announced that the 285-room hotel, Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, will be rebranded and renamed.

The Former Vail Cascade Resort and Spa will reopen in early 2017 as Hotel Talisa, Vail. The name comes from the Native American word, which translates to beautiful water. The hotel honors the Southern Ute Indians, the Rocky Mountain’s original residents.

The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte Opens Kinship

The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte has transformed its ground-floor dining location to create Kinship, a craft cocktail lounge. It provides interactive beverage options, authentic Latin small plates and a menu curated by Chef Juan Pablo de la Sota Riva.

The beverage services—Kinship Flask Service—is unique. It offers guests cocktails served in a flask that is left on the table so guests can replenish their drink as needed. They also offer smoked beverages, including the Smoked Pineapple Pear, which is made with smoked Hennessy, fresh pineapple and pear juice.

Meet Stephane Vogel

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.

Stephane Vogal was recently hired as general manager of Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa in Old Town Alexandria, Va.

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