Jennifer Grove is fighting climate change one bouquet at a time.
Chicago's Aloha Poke Co. has announced new locations in Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Minnesota (Minneapolis), Southern California (Marina Del Rey, Costa Mesa, San Diego and Los Angeles), three locations in Miami and one in Washington D.C. Since its opening in March 2016 in the Chicago French Market, has expanded around Illinois, and plans to open in Denver were made earlier this year.
On June 3, 2017, City National Bank presented the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce's 95th Annual Gala at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Wayne Pathman, the Chamber Chairman of Board, and Kelly Blanco from NBC 6 co-hosted the 900 guests at the Magical Affair-themed gala, organized by Jessica Fuentes Victor of Café Avanti, Jeff Greene of 84 West Studios and Leila Chang of Ideal Lifestyle Concierge.
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Jim Mauer was recently hired as the general manager of Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Miami.
1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as general manager of Mayfair Hotel & Spa?
The Puccini Group, an internationally recognized hospitality firm, has completed its $10 million renovation of the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. The transformation includes all 405 guest rooms, the lobby, outdoor pool, and entryway of the property. The hotel, while still remaining true to the original Sheraton atmosphere and style many guests know and love, now features a modern tropical-resort-like feel.
The Fontainebleau Miami Beach has just revealed updates to its hotel, including a fresh design for Versailles Tower and updates to the hotel’s poolside cabanas. Jeffrey Beers International, LLC, led the Versailles Tower project while Clausen-Collaborative Interior Design worked on the cabanas.
Turnberry Associates, a Miami-based real estate developer, has revealed the plans for the new JW Marriott opening in downtown Nashville in 2018. The 33-story property will be shaped like an elliptical and will be a prominent part of Nashville’s skyline at 386 feet tall.
The hotel will be located within 2 miles of Nashville’s landmarks, including: the Music City Center, The Country Music Hall of Fame, Shermerhorn Symphony Center and The Ryman Auditorium.
Jenny Cerna has been appointed director of leisure sales for Fontainbleau Miami Beach. In her new role, Cerna will be responsible for the development of domestic and international marketplace while coordinating all leisure sales programs.
“Fontainebleau Miami Beach is excited to welcome Jenny Cerna to the team to lead our leisure sales efforts,” says Philip Goldfarb, president and COO, Fontainebleau Miami Beach. “Her track record will serve as an invaluable asset as we aim to keep Fontainebleau top of mind on a global level.”
Four Kimpton Hotels in Florida are partnering with Bowers & Wilkins to give groups with the ability to enjoy the sounds of the destination. The participating hotels are: EPIC, Miami; Surfcomber Miami, South Beach; Vero Beach Hotel & Spa; and Seafire Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman.
The Alfond Inn at Rollins in Winter Park, Fla., has been recognized for the second consecutive year as the best hotel in Florida according to the results of Condé Nast Traveler’s 29th annual Reader’s Choice Awards. The 112-room independently owned boutique hotel has a pool and fitness center, Hamilton’s Kitchen, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant and 10,000 square feet of meeting space. It distinguishes itself from other hotels through its art installations and offering of college scholarships.