Finding a venue is one of the first decisions a meeting planner makes. Its size and location can make a big impact on meeting attendance. The Sheraton Tysons Hotel—managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts—located outside of Washington, DC, is helping planners choose by offering a package for planners booking through 2020.
Chris Flatt, an employee at Wynn Las Vegas’s Executive Vice President of Hotel Sales and Marketing, just earned an honorable placement on the 2016 Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International’s list of the Top 25 Extraordinary Minds.
South Carolina’s Montage Palmetto Bluff resort just recently released its new meeting and event spaces. From its $100 million expansion, the resort added a new Inn building that includes 74 guest rooms, a new steakhouse called Jessamine, a spa and a Wilson Ballroom.
Debuting in September, The Montage is known for hosting countless events such as weddings, retreats, corporate events, and they also created its second onsite chapel.
Chris Southwick, chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, is cooking up a new banquet menu that expresses his creativity and individuality. Not only does his menu incorporate delicious pasta dishes, family-style meals and his special house-made mozzarella, but he also his innovative dessert options too. Southwick and The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas are optimizing its group dining through their new Meetings of the Senses program.
The Westin Nashville has appointed Lukus Kindlesparker to general manager of the 453-room property—a 15-year industry veteran. Kindlesparker has extensive experience, with over 15 years in the hospitality industry and
“Lukus’ background working with world-class brands, such as W and Westin, make him the perfect fit to further cement The Westin Nashville’s position in the market as the best in the city.” says Paul Wischermann, president and CEO of Wischermann Partners, Inc.
Entertainment Cruises Boston announced their expansion with the addition of Boston Elite, a new charter yacht opening in Boston Harbor early next year.
“It’s very exciting for our Boston fleet to be receiving a vessel that offers a level of exclusivity unique to any private venue in town, on land or sea,” says Kelley Yelle, general manager, Entertainment Cruises. “Boston deserves an elevated event experience taking advantage of the city’s natural beauty on the water and the new Boston Elite satisfies that need with impeccable style and design.”
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.
Hotel Chaco is slated to open in Old Town Albuquerque in New Mexico in April 2017. The new hotel was inspired by Chaco Canyon’s ancient civilization. The hotel will collaborate with Chef Mark Miller, who will consult on their restaurant concept, and Interior Designer Kris Lajeskie, who will work on artwork, to elevate the guest experience.
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation and the Steamboat Grand Hotel has hired Jennifer Shea as their new sales director. In her new role, Shea will create and implement strategies for local, regional and national channels for tour operators, wholesalers, travel agents, properties and campaigns. She will also be in charge of pricing and products, overseeing conference programs and managing the sales team.