An empowering approach to leadership makes Jill Torke, director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, a superwoman in the city’s hotel scene.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa honors a handful of architects and famous artists who helped shaped Scottsdale, notables such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Alexander Girard and Paolo Soleri. Opened in late 2016, there are 201 guest rooms and suites located in clusters of casita-inspired bungalows, 10,000 square feet of indoor and 36,000 square feet of outdoor function space, three outdoor pools and Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen. The look is desert-inspired, and the focus is on indigenous art, culture and cuisine.
If part of your role as a meeting planner is to book incentive trips, one—or all—of the three main islands that comprise the U.S. Virgin Islands should be on your list. Each island has its own personality, whether your client’s top performers are relishing a quiet getaway or an adventure-rich paradise.
The island of St. Thomas is home to hundreds of shops and restaurants that regularly welcome passengers who disembark the cruise ships that anchor in the island’s bay.
Looking for a fun group event? Set up a tequila tasting at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. The hotel’s newly unveiled Tequila Vault features a cache of rare spirits, including a prized Patrón en Lalique valued at more than $8,000. Only 100 bottles of Patrón en Lalique were ever produced.
The Tequila Vault was custom designed and crafted, and showcases agave-based spirits including the Tequila Patrón collection, Fearing’s signature Barrel Select Tequila and a wide array of mezcals, which are derived from agave.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis has recently updated its rooms and suites, corridors, circulation spaces and meeting rooms. The redesign draws inspiration from the Midwest skies, with a color palette of blues, grays, and shades of cream and white.
Make-A-Wish America recently awarded The Ritz-Carlton, Denver the "Most Innovative Wish" in 2016 because of the hotel’s creativity and partnership with Make-A-Wish Colorado. In the fall of 2016, the two organization worked together for Christopher, a child with a rare and aggressive brain tumor, to help make true his wish of becoming a vampire.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis has finished the first year of a program meant to reduce hotel CO2 emissions, and it has been successful.
The project primarily focuses on composting, its fully operational in the hotel. In the first 11 months, hotel teams composted 415,000 pounds of unused food waste. The composted scraps are picked up by St. Louis Composting and sent to a facility in Belleville, Ill. The compost is sold to homeowners and landscapers in the St. Louis area.
After 14 years of service as Hotel Hershey’s general manager, Brian O’Day has announced his retirement effective April 30, 2017. Taking his place will be current assistant general manager, Bill Hendrix.
As general manager Hendrix will oversee the entire operation of The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Laundry and Cleaning. The hotel, built by chocolate tycoon Milton S. Hershey, features 276 guest rooms and a surplus of amenities such as a spa, three restaurants and more than 25,000 square feet of meeting space.
Denver’s longest running AAA Five-Diamond Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, will undergo renovations this month.. The remodel will include updates to the lobby and the 13,000 square feet of meeting and event space on the Plaza Level of the hotel. Renovations are slated to complete in mid-March.
The design of the hotel is inspired by Denver’s adventurous spirit and contemporary architecture, and will have a combination of rustic and contemporary aesthetics. The hotel will use neutral champagne tones with contrasting pops of color, including deep blue, purple, gold and white.
The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte has transformed its ground-floor dining location to create Kinship, a craft cocktail lounge. It provides interactive beverage options, authentic Latin small plates and a menu curated by Chef Juan Pablo de la Sota Riva.
The beverage services—Kinship Flask Service—is unique. It offers guests cocktails served in a flask that is left on the table so guests can replenish their drink as needed. They also offer smoked beverages, including the Smoked Pineapple Pear, which is made with smoked Hennessy, fresh pineapple and pear juice.