Associated Luxury Hotels International has created a new parent company, Associated Luxury Hotels, which offers a solution for luxury-level and upper-upscale independent hotels and resorts around the globe through their current and future holdings. ALHI will focus on serving the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions marketplace for the 250 AAA Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels it serves.
Fred Findlen has been hired as the general manager position at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. Findlen brings 31 years of experience to his new position, Most recently, he served as general manager at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, and Casino.
Kindred Resorts & Hotels has released the results of their survey to 64 of their properties.
“Across the board, 2017 booked business is up and the group trends we are seeing are centered around experiences and health,” says Bree Brostko, managing director. “Meeting planners are looking to break off from the traditional board room conferences and offerings and get outside, experience the destination and truly get a taste of the local culture and cuisine.”
Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott, Maui has completed its $100 million renovation and is set to reopen Dec. 24. The renovations now has six new restaurants, three new pools, and 547 redesigned rooms and suites as well as revamped meeting and event spaces, a fitness center and spa.
Vail Resorts, Inc. has completed its combination with Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, Inc. As a result, Vail Resorts receives 100 percent of Whistler Blackcomb’s stock whose shareholders in turn will receive $17.50 and 0.09 shares of Vail’s stock for each Whistler Blackcomb share they hold. This makes Vail Resorts the sole owner of Whistler Blackcomb.
Vail Resorts also has appointed Michele Romanow to the board of directors at Vail Resorts. Romanow was previously on Whistler Blackcomb’s board.
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Condé Nast Traveler magazine has recognized Two Roads Hospitality in 19 categories in the hotel and results section for their 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
Following their merger, Benchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts have created a new name and corporate identity for themselves. They will be known as Benchmark, a global hospitality company that has more than 70 hotels, resorts and conference centers, 8,000 guest rooms and 10,000 employees.
Snapchat geofilters are now available at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.
Geofilters allow Snapchat users to inform their followers where and when they are someplace with a fun font to represent the area. Whether in a private video or picture to a friend, or on their public story, it’s a quirky way to let people know what you’re up to. Snapchat has recently made it possible for its users to create exclusive geofilters for their events and celebrations.