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The Gwen Appoints General Manager

The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Chicago announced the appointment of Scott Stuckey to general manager. Stuckey brings more than 27 years hospitality industry experience to his new position.

He will be responsible for the 300-room hotel’s 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space, Circa restaurant and lounge, and the hotel’s outdoor terrace, Upstairs at the Gwen.

Treadway and Holtze Promoted to Lead Stout Street Hospitality

Sarah Holtze Treadway and Eric Holtze have been appointed to co-chief executive officers at Stout Street Hospitality; Treadway will also serve as the company’s president.

The siblings are set to lead the company their father founded in 1993.

Brian Kramer Reflects on Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa’s History at the Resort’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, the Hyatt Regency Coconut Resort in Bonita Springs, Fla., celebrated its 15th anniversary. Brian Kramer, the general manager of the resort, marked the occasion by cutting a commemorative orange ribbon and presenting a speech.

Nantucket White Elephant Village Reveals New Ballroom

Nantucket’s White Elephant Village in Massachusetts has opened its new 4,200-square-foot ballroom and conference center. The center, which has both a ballroom and boardroom, accommodates six to 300 guests. It’s located on South Beach Street, a short walk from town. The space will be part of the award-winning Nantucket Island Resorts portfolio alongside hotels that have been ranked among the best in the world by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa Crafts Fun, Relaxed, Connected Sessions

In an increasingly technology-dependent society it can be difficult to get people to unplug, especially at meetings. Attendees often use the time to multitask, catching up on emails instead of focusing on the actual meeting.

Meet Ryan Galvin

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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.

Ryan Galvin was recently hired as director of sales and marketing for the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines in Austin, Texas.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as director of sales and marketing at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines?

Marriott Coronado Offers Fall-Inspired Spa Treatments

Marriott Coronado Island Resort & Spa in California has created fall-inspired seasonal pumpkin spa treatments. The offerings include anti-aging, nourishing and smoothing agents that will leave you looking glowing and refreshed all winter long.

Specific treatments include a power peel enzyme facial with seasonal fruits; a yam and pumpkin peel facial; and a musclease warming ocean wrap and massage. These utilize a fall favorite: pumpkin, which is rich with vitamin A, C and Zinc, making it a great ingredient for beauty treatments.

Walt Disney World Resort Introduces Two New Holiday Event Packages for Guests

Walt Disney World Resort announced two new event packages that will be available Dec. 2–19—the Winter Wonderland Escape and the Holiday Memories.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Convention Center in Orlando, where the festivities of the Holiday Memories offering will take place, offers guests an atmosphere defined by holiday spirits. Lighting projections and decorated, colored tables will help create such an effect. This offering is available for groups of 20 to 80 guests.

Scottsdale Plaza Resort Revealed Newly Renovated Suites

With 40 acres of land, 400 guest rooms, and 180 luxury suites, Scottsdale Plaza Resort has built a solid reputation. Solidifying this reputation is a renovation to their standard rooms.

The changes include new bathtubs, larger closet and vanity areas, granite counters and more.

“In less than six months we have gone from a ranking of 61 on Trip Advisor to 16, so clearly the renovations to our standard rooms contributed to that,” says Sheryl Bettencourt, director of marketing for the resort.

Hollywood Beach Margaritaville Resort Announces One-Time Offer for Groups, Meeting Planners

For meeting planners who want to enjoy equal parts work and play, Maragaritaville Beach Resort has a new deal. For a limited time, planners booking groups now through Dec. 31 will receive things like upgraded rooms, discounts for St. Somewhere Spa and a complimentary morning or afternoon break.

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