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Traverse City Wine Country Led By New Generation

Michigan’s wine country, which took root in 1974, has officially begun passing the winegrowing torch to the next generation. Several local vineyards have given their leadership positions to a younger, eager generation.

CHATEAU CHANTAL WINERY

AmpliVox Honored For Disaster Communication System

On Nov. 16, AmpliVox was awarded the ASTOR Award for the Best Disaster Preparedness/Disaster Recovery System, presented at the 2016 ISC East Show in New York.

The AmpliVox Radio Hailer is a transportable system that allows for communication even when other sources have been eliminated. The Hailer joins with two MURS radios, one for receiving the other for transmitting. Additionally, it includes an amplifier, a horn speaker that has 108 dB of sound, and a warning siren with 120 dB.

Event Snapshots: MPIRMC Annual Awards Gala

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Garden Oasis Fête was the theme for Meeting Professionals International Rocky Mountain Chapter’s annual awards gala held June 22 at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster. Congratulations to the award recipients!

Event Snapshots: NACE Wine & Glassware Seminar

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Members of the National Association of Catering & Events Denver Chapter were in for a treat during a Riedel glassware seminar (complete with wine of course!) held at JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek and featuring Doug Reed, a regional territory manager for Riedel Crystal. 

Industry Professionals Expect Growth in Holiday Business This Year

The National Association for Catering and Events, with more than 4,000 members, is the largest and oldest association in the industry. Recently, they conducted a survey in which industry noted there will be an increase in holiday business compared to previous years.

Condé Nast Traveler Names The Scarlet Huntington Top Hotel in San Francisco

Condé Nast Traveler just released the 29th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards results, and The Scarlet Huntington was at the top of the list for hotels in San Francisco.

The Scarlet Huntington, part of the Grace International hospitality group, incorporates historical and modern features throughout the property and provides amazing views of downtown San Francisco.

Hyatt Place Washington D.C. Goes Toy Shopping for Guests

The Hyatt Place Washington D.C./U.S. Capitol is continuing their annual tradition of serving as a Toys for Tots drop-off site. This year, they are offering to go toy shopping for their guests and locals who wish to give, but don’t have the time to shop.

Guests can also give funds to the cause by having a donation added to their account upon check-in. The hotel will accept toys between now and Dec. 7.

Eden Resorts & Suites to Operate Independently

Effective Dec. 1, Eden Resorts & Suites will cease to operate as a Best Western Premier brand and operate independently. This will allow them to enhance the local experience without having to adhere to generic nationwide protocols.

The Lancaster, Pa.-based hotel announced this after completing a 10-year renovation that cost $50 million. The hotel features 300 rooms and suites, two award-winning restaurants, a cocktail lounge, indoor and outdoor pools, and an outdoor recreation complex and expanded fitness center.

New Hampton Inn & Suites Opens in Schaumburg

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Chicago Schaumburg is the most recent hotel to join the Hampton by Hilton brand. Located at 891 Plaza Drive, the hotel is owned and managed by Superhost Enterprise LLC.

The 107-room hotel is in the center of Schaumburg’s business district and in walking distance of Woodfield Mall and the Schaumburg Convention Center. They offer a range of amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center with complimentary printing, a 594-square-foot meeting space that holds 24 people and a business center.

Hotel Teatro Recognized as Top Hotel in the West by Condé Nast Traveler; Offers New Package Deal in Response

Hotel Teatro in Denver has been recognized as the top hotel of the 25 Top Hotels in the West from Condé Nast Traveler’s 29th annual Reader’s Choice Awards. In celebration, Hotel Teatro is releasing its Top of Teatro package, where guests can receive unlimited top-shelf champagne and accommodations in The Chancellor Room, the top guestroom, during their stay. The hotel offers 110 guest rooms, 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space, The Nickel, the hotel’s restaurant, and The Study, the hotel’s coffee bar and breakfast lounge.

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