• Kindred Resorts & Hotels Adds Five New Properties

     
    POSTED August 25, 2016
     

Kindred Resorts & Hotels has just added five properties to it's roster. Currently, the company has 56 properties; the additions include: Amangani, High Hampton Inn & Country Club, Rancho de los Caballeros, Sea Island and Sun Mountain Lodge.

Each hotel brings a unique environment to the brand. Amangani is a 40-suite retreat that offers discrete, personalized service. It's open December through March and features access to National Parks, yoga and reflexology, hiking, dog sledding, photography tours and more.

High Hampton Inn & Country club has a garden for themed dinners and breakout meetings. Their various spaces can fit anywhere from 15 to 200 people. On an interesting note, guests do not have telephones or TVs in their rooms because all staff encourage guests to unplug and partake in the scenery around them.

Rancho de Los Caballeros opened in 1948 and sits on 20,000 acres of High Sonoran Desert. There is 9,000-square-feet of meeting space and 79 rooms that showcase the ranch resort atmosphere. Sea Island boasts 5 miles of private beach, 16 tennis courts, a beach club, three championship golf courses and more. There is more than 51,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. Sun Mountain Lodge has meeting areas that can accommodate up to 300 people, full-service catering for indoor and outdoor events, a private wine cellar and a library for intimate gatherings.

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.