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Meet Tod Chambers

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.

Tod Chambers was recently hired as managing director of Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Conrad Chicago.

Meet Dana Orlando

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.

Dana Orlando was recently hired as general manager at Hotel Ivy.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as general manager?

Wyndham Hotel Group Announces Collection

The Wyndham Hotel Group has introduced their new Trademark Hotel Collection. Aimed at upper-midscale-and-above hotels, the Trademark Hotel Collection is designed for landmark hotels with individual character that are interested in taking advantage of the Wyndham Hotel Group's scale, distribution, services and loyalty program.

Grand Hyatt New York Debuts Renovated Conference-Level Inspired by Grand Central Terminal

The iconic Grand Hyatt New York in Midtown Manhattan recently debuted a multimillion dollar renovation of its conference level, including 12,000 square feet of meeting space and 18 breakout rooms. Designed by New York City-based interior design and architecture firm Nemaworkshop, the new design reflects the energy of the adjacent Grand Central Terminal and the New York City skyline.

Hotel Ivy, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Announces Partnership with TREVLS Tesla

Minneapolis' premier luxury hotel, Hotel Ivy, is partnering with TREVLS, a Tesla car rental company, the first partnership of its kind in North America.

Guests will have the opportunity to reserve a Model S or X during their stay. TREVLS will pick-up and deliver the choice of Tesla to Hotel Ivy.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Undergoes Club Lounge Renovation

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco top floor lounge has undergone a transformation introducing new high rise windows with 360 panoramic views designed by Looney & Associates.

The renovation was inspired by the San Francisco Bay and city skyline with modern architecture being reflected throughout the lounge.

ALHI Creates New Parent Company

Associated Luxury Hotels International has created a new parent company, Associated Luxury Hotels, which offers a solution for luxury-level and upper-upscale independent hotels and resorts around the globe through their current and future holdings. ALHI will focus on serving the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions marketplace for the 250 AAA Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels it serves.

The Stella Hotel Slated To Open In March

The Stella Hotel, located in Bryan-College Station, Texas, is slated to open in March 2017. The 180,000-square-foot property will offer retail, restaurant and outdoor options, along with a 5-acre lake and 2 miles of hiking and biking trails.

Designed by FAB studio and Design DMU, the new luxury hotel will combine a modern design with the traditional aesthetic of the Texas countryside. The 176-room hotel will also have modern, luxurious amenities, with views of the Texas landscape, to create a calm and relaxing experience for their guests.

Saybrook Point Inn & Spa Receives AAA Four Diamond Rating

Saybrook Point Inn & Spa in Connecticut has received the AAA Four Diamond rating. The travel destination has held this designation since 2004. Currently, only 1,587 hotels hold the AAA Four Diamond Rating.

“AAA is pleased to recognize Saybrook Point as a Four Diamond hotel,” says Michael Petrone, director of AAA Inspections & Diamond Ratings. “To maintain the exceptional standards required for this rating on a daily basis is an outstanding achievement. AAA Four Diamond establishments are attentive to guests needs and consistently deliver memorable travel experiences.”

JW Marriott Minneapolis Honored By Condé Nast Magazine

The JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America, which opened in November 2015, has been honored by Condé Nast’s Traveler magazine as the Best In The World 2016 Reader’s Choice Award.

The magazine raved about the 321-room, 21-suite hotel especially its skyway access to the Mall. Additionally, Traveler praised JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America’s restaurant, Cedar + Stone, Urban Table. The magazine highlighted the heart New American dishes and the restaurant’s extensive craft brew selection.

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