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Meet Carolyn McCammon

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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.

Carolyn McCammon was recently hired as the director of sales and marketing for Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as the director of sales and marketing for Hyatt at the Bellevue?

Wilderness Announces Projects for 2017

Wilderness Resort Management is launching two new projects for 2017. The resort is adding a third Room Escape for families with younger children and also plans to renew and improve the Timberland Playhouse.

“Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Wilderness on the Lake’s two current room escapes, resort management has contracted with Illinois-based D.O.A. to create a third teambuilding experience,” says Joe Eck, general manager of the resort.

Associated Luxury Hotels International Hires New Director of Sales

Marnie Hock has been named director of sales for the New York City-based Associated Luxury Hotels International Northeast region.

Hock is tasked with assisting industry professionals, executives, specialists and more with Global Sales Organizations services and support.

Boost Creativity and Production In Meetings With Ideate Sessions

Meetings are shifting away from the traditional and moving towards new, modern, and fun spaces that allow creativity and innovation to flow freely. Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., started a new meeting initiative, called ideate sessions.

The creative, fun, colorful nature of children inspired these meeting sessions. Ideate sessions are approved by kids, and made for those who are kids at heart. Researchers have found that bright, fun spaces encourage increased creativity and productivity.

Meet Joe Gaeta

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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.

Joe Gaeta was recently hired as director of sales & marketing for the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as director of sales and marketing at the Grand Hyatt New York?

The Betsy-South Beach Debuts Expansion

Betsy-South Beach in Florida just revealed its expansion after a two-year renovation. The luxury hotel merged with the historic Carlton Hotel, and has a total of 130 guestrooms, two restaurants, a rooftop pool, library, 15,000square feet of meeting and events space and many other amenities.

Aloft New Orleans Downtown Will Have RoomCast Streaming System

The Aloft New Orleans Downtown has announced the launch of RoomCast, powered by Chromecast. The streaming system will allow guests to cast content from their devices to their television, all in the comfort and privacy of their own guest room.

Destination Kohler Named One of the World’s Top 15 Wellness Retreats

The Midwest’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond resort-hotel, Destination Kohler and its Kohler Waters Spa in Wisconsin, has been named one of the best wellness retreats in the world by Conde Nast Traveler.  

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.

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