McEvoy Ranch, located in Petaluma, Calif., is setting a precedent. Through its brand new program, the 550-acre ranch of Marin County is welcoming outside companies and groups to host corporate and special events for the first time. Guests will have a pick of six customizable indoor and outdoor venues, allowing for a variety of events, gatherings and meetings.
Omni Hotels & Resorts recently announced Jim Caldwell as president of the hotel group. His new role will combine with his CEO position—that he has held since 13 years—and president of TRT Holdings, Inc.
Viceroy Santa Monica has revealed the hiring of three new employees: Nijad Fares as hotel manager; Jakub Skyvara as director of restaurants and banquets; and Lance Robinson as hotel concierge.
In his new role, Fares will be responsible for managing all operational aspects at the boutique property, including sales, marketing, food and beverage and future growth efforts. Previously, Fares served as the director of food and beverage at Cliff Hotel San Francisco. He’s also worked for The St. Regis Monarch Beach; The Westin San Diego; The Westin Maui; and The Sheraton San Diego.
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Tim Hermann was recently hired as the general manager of Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.
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The Ames Boston Hotel has revealed its 1,700 square feet of all-new meeting and event space.
Located on the second floor, the two new spaces include Ames and Oliver & Oakes; they fit groups up to 125 people and feature a design inspired by American manufacturing, uniformity and ingenuity. They were designed by New York City-based architecture and design firm Glen and Co. Architecture.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system has awarded The Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites Chicago Downtown/West Loop LEED Silver.
The hotel received the designation due to its high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
The Hyatt Regency San Francisco top floor lounge has undergone a transformation introducing new high rise windows with 360 panoramic views designed by Looney & Associates.
The renovation was inspired by the San Francisco Bay and city skyline with modern architecture being reflected throughout the lounge.
The Langham Hospitality Group has launched their new program, “No Strings Attached PLUS,” with features such as waived cancellation terms, no attrition rate charges, complimentary internet charges for all guests and much more.
The program, which can be booked from April 1 through Aug. 31, 2017, for events taking place between April 1 and Dec. 31, 2017, is designed to offer event planners and organizers more flexibility with rewards and privileges unique to this program.
Four chefs representing the United States and Canada from IACC-member properties recently competed in the IACC Americas Chapter Cook-Off at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmingon, Del. There was also a Junior Chef category in which IACC conference venue chefs under the age of 26 competed.
The chefs were given basic pantry items and a mystery basket of proteins with 30 minutes to prepare and present their dishes to judges from the local area.
Occasions Catering in Englewood, Colo., announced that they will be taking over Tony’s Catering full-service catering operations. Tony’s Catering in Denver, a division of Tony’s Meats & Market, will continue to offer limited-service catering to its clients as well as pick-up and drop-off.