• Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center Slated to Enter New Mexico Market By Summer 2017

     
    POSTED February 2, 2017
     

Peak Hospitality has announced the rebranding of Hotel Cascada, which will soon be known as Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center; the 11-acre property will also undergo a $5 million transformation.

“Since the hotel’s construction in 1972, the property has become one of Albuquerque’s most recognized landmarks even as it has gone through several identities and renovations,” says Theodore Barela, CEO, Peak Hospitality. “As New Mexico natives who have seen the transformations this hotel has gone through, we’re excited to see this property shine as the renovations progress to make it one of Albuquerque’s premier hotels and conference centers.”

The head-to-toe redesign will include the property’s 300 rooms, 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and an indoor water park with five pools. The lobby, fitness center and exterior will be updated.

There will be three parts to the property’s transformation. The beginning phase will work on banquet and dining areas, while later phases will include updates to the water park and property. The Peak Hospitality plans to pay homage to the property’s history and the families that worked to build the original property through the remodeling.

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The meetings and events industry has faced its fair share of ups, downs, and everything in between since early 2020. There have been lessons learned, approaches changed, and flexibility fostered to keep moving ahead during the pandemic. Let’s take a quick look at what to expect for 2023 through the lens of the 12th annual Global Meetings & Events Forecast, produced by American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel. 

 

Nearly all hotels are experiencing staffing shortages, according to a new member survey conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). AHLA conducted the latest Front Desk Feedback survey of nearly 200 hoteliers Sept. 12-19, 2022.

Eighty-seven percent (87%) of survey respondents indicated they are experiencing a staffing shortage, 36% severely so. The most critical staffing need is housekeeping, with 43% ranking it as their biggest challenge.