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Meet Gregory Leinweber

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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.

Gregory Leinweber was recently hired as general manager for Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC.

MGM National Harbor Opens its Doors

MGM National Harbor, the first luxury resort in the Capital Region of Maryland, is officially open for business.

“MGM Resorts is bringing the same high standards for hospitality, service and quality to Maryland that we are recognized for in our hotels in Las Vegas and around the world,” says Lorenzo Creighton, president, MGM National Harbor. “Furthermore, the resort’s proximity to the nation’s capital provides us with a rich, diverse community that has enabled us to build a dynamic workforce that reflects our commitment to inclusion.”

Associated Luxury Hotels International Reveals its 24th Hotel

Associated Luxury Hotels International has officially added its 24th luxury hotel in Florida: the Four-Diamond Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. The 769-room resort is surrounded by 36 holes of Greg Norman-designed championship golf, 15 acres of recreation and pools, a 10,000-square-foot Mokara Spa, the David Leadbetter Gold Academy and much more. Most importantly though, it offers 128,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space that include three ballrooms, 48 meeting rooms and 70,000 square feet of outdoor space.

Montage Palmetto Bluff Debuts New Event Space

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.

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa Unveils Holiday Package

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa in California is offering a new holiday package, the Holiday Spa and Wellness Escape for Two that is available until Jan. 14.

Priced at $2,000 the package includes a one-bedroom cottage, in-room couple’s spa treatment, a wellness concierge, customized dining menus, a candlelight dinner and a bath butler. The guests can also enjoy champagne upon arrival, personalized bathrobes and arranged transportation. Additionally, they receive two Frangipani product kits and a fully stocked fridge in their room.

Associated Luxury Hotels International Expands GSO Service with MGM Resorts International

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has become the newest member of the Associated Luxury Hotels International. The Atlantic City hotel has been owned and operated by MGM Resorts International since August. The 2,800-room hotel is ALHI’s first member hotel located in New Jersey.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,800 guest rooms and 88,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The Event Center has room for a banquet and flexible meeting space. The Music Box has a stage and stadium that can seat up to 1,000 guests.

Edge Steakhouse Receives AAA Four Diamond Rating

Edge Steakhouse at Westgate Park City Resort & Spa has received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Rating—an achievement that only 2 percent of AAA approved restaurants has attained.

“AAA is delighted to recognize Edge Steakhouse as a Four Diamond restaurant,” says Michael Petrone, director, 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 dining experiences.”

Ski Towns Not Just for Skier Groups Anymore

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Living in the mountains, it’s not too uncommon to see snowcapped peaks when you wake up in the morning in fall. Footage of ski areas receiving snow has ramped up, and in my home state of Colorado, Arapahoe Basin opened on Oct. 21. Personally, I hope to get a few more hikes and tennis matches in before snapping on skis again, but I’m always ready when there is enough of the white stuff.

Madden’s Resort Announces Changes to Leadership

The award-winning resort, Madden’s on Gull Lake, announced the retirement of its president, Brian Thuringer, who will be chairman of the board instead. Abbey Pieper will be the treasurer, chief sales and marketing officer, and Ben Thuringer will be the managing director & chief operating officer. Thuringer’s retirement was celebrated on Oct. 3 with his friends and family.

SKI Magazine Ranks Whistler No. 1 for Third Consecutive Year

SKI Magazine’s resort survey has ranked Whistler Blackcomb the number one Overall Ski Resort in North America for the third year in a row. Their top scores were of the terrain variety and off-hill activities. They ranked number two in lodging and après and number three in lifts, dining and terrain parks.

“This is such great news for Whistler Blackcomb and for all of Whistler,” says Barrett Fisher, president and CEO, Tourism Whistler’s. “There is nothing quite like being recognized by an industry leader like SKI Magazine and their readers—our guests.”

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