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AAA Unveils Hotel and Restaurant Inspection Results

AAA wrapped up their undercover inspections of hotels and restaurants through North America. They then rated them on a scale of One to Five Diamonds, they have just announced the highest-rated properties.

AEG Live Partners with The Bowery Presents

AEG Live, a live music company has announced that it has acquired a stake in The Bowery Presents—a concert promotion company. This new partnership will expand both companies’ presence along the East Coast by adding more venues and being the premier promoter in New York City.

“The Bowery Presents and AEG Live share a passion and commitment to delivering the best music experiences to fans,” says Jay Marciano, chairman and CEO, AEG Live. “We look forward to working closely with them to further grow The Bowery Presents brand.”

Columbia Hospitality Launches Wellness Program

Columbia Hospitality, a hospitality management company based in Seattle, has launched Work Hard, Play Hard, a wellness program aimed to improve meetings. The program will be offered at Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Kitsap Conference Center and Talaris Conference Center.

The program is aimed to improve participants’ health and happiness through customizable options. Offerings range from creative stations to interactive fitness activities. The program is a bit different for each conference center.

Wayzata Hotel to be Minnesota’s Latest Wedding Venue

Downtown Wayzata is getting a new wedding venue, The Hotel Landing, set to open in summer 2017. It will be the first hotel on the shoreline of Lake Minnetonka in more than 50 years.

For wedding parties, the hotel has a 2,710-square-foot ballroom, a bridal sweet, a Nordic spa, a two-story restaurant and 92 guest rooms. The hotel is in the heart of downtown and within walking distances of countless restaurants and shops.

The hotel is officially accepting bookings for weddings and reservations. For more information, head to TheHotelLandings.com.

2017 U.S. Pastry Competition Finalists Announced

A select group of talented pastry chefs will compete for Pastry Chef of the Year at Paris Gourmet’s U.S. Pastry Competition held during the International Restaurant & Foodservice show of New York. The event will be held on March 5 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

The competition’s theme this year is Modern Masters Come to Chocolate. The chefs have three hours to arrange their exhibit and are only allowed one assistant. The judges will all be board members of the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, one of the world’s oldest chef associations.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Air Canada Offer Apres in the Air Package

In honor of Canada’s 150th birthday, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Airc Canada to offer a new package, Apres in the Air. The package is a collection of experiences that you can only get at three of the Fairmont’s most popular Canadian properties.

The package includes a round trip for 58 people by private charter, stays at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello and Fairmont Tremblant. Each Fairmont offers a range of activities including dog sledding, skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, ice fishing, horse-drawn carriages and more.

ALHI Creates New Parent Company

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.

The Williamsburg Inn Continues Multi-Stage Renovations

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Virginia has announced the next part of its renovation, which will enhance the inn’s exteriors as well as its food and beverage menu. This includes a new restaurant, a reflection pool and private event spaces. The inn halted reservations on Jan. 22 but is set to reopen in April 2017.

New Hotel Dossier To Open In Summer 2017

Provenance Hotels is opening a new hotel, Dossier, in downtown Portland. The 205-room hotel is slated to open in the summer of 2017 and will be located at SW Park Ave. and SW Alder St. The property will have an intimate feel and provide a place of refuge for busy travelers.

Provenance Hotels aims to elevate the guest experience with this new hotel. Comfort and warmth will be a part of every detail of the design throughout the hotel. Guests can expect extraordinary customer service.

Splacer Debuts In Los Angeles

Splacer, an online marketplace for event spaces, has expanded to the Los Angeles market. At its debut, the market had 140 listings available to book for meetings and events, including villas, lofts, museums, theaters and more.

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