• Irvine Marriott Introduces Multimillion M Club Redesign

     
    POSTED January 23, 2017
     

The Irvine Marriott has opened its new M Club Lounge, a semi-private space for Premier and Gold Club Members that offers guests complimentary food and beverages, free Wi-Fi and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"Today's travelers are looking for multi-dimensional experiences that inspire creativity and still maintain a personalized touch," says Scott McCoy, general manager. "The future of travel is all about connection. Whether through technology, thought provoking conversations or a fresh perspective, connection is key and this project not only reflects that standard, but also Marriott's continued vision of innovation."

Following its M Club redesign, the Irvine Marriott has entered the final phases of a $35 million property-wide transformation. The renovation is meant to help meet the needs of today’s traveler and provide deluxe services.

BIG Wall Décor challenges the notion that owning large, beautiful artwork is only for the wealthy art connoisseur. With more than 20 years of experience printing for luxury brands, the BIG Wall Décor team uncovered a new print/framing solution that makes it easy and affordable (pieces start at $125) to display large-scale, on-trend artwork in trade show booths, at events, in the office, and at home. 

 

The meetings and events industry has faced its fair share of ups, downs, and everything in between since early 2020. There have been lessons learned, approaches changed, and flexibility fostered to keep moving ahead during the pandemic. Let’s take a quick look at what to expect for 2023 through the lens of the 12th annual Global Meetings & Events Forecast, produced by American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel. 

 

Nearly all hotels are experiencing staffing shortages, according to a new member survey conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). AHLA conducted the latest Front Desk Feedback survey of nearly 200 hoteliers Sept. 12-19, 2022.

Eighty-seven percent (87%) of survey respondents indicated they are experiencing a staffing shortage, 36% severely so. The most critical staffing need is housekeeping, with 43% ranking it as their biggest challenge.