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Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis’ Compost Program Excels

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.

Meet Michael Salerno

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Michael Salerno was recently hired as the general manager for Neighborhood Services at Omni Frisco Hotel in Frisco, Texas.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as General Manager for Neighborhood Services at Omni Frisco Hotel?

The Theater at MGM Has One Sweet Day With Boyz II Men

In the still of their opening night, the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., welcomed 3,000 guests all who were on their feet the entire night as Boyz II Men performed their famous hits.

AF & Co. Releases Trend Report

Celebrating its 11th anniversary as one of the country’s leading boutique hospitality and restaurant consulting firms, Andrew Freeman & Co. is very excited to release its 2017 trend report Be Prepared—This Is Not A Test. Their report comes out annually and features hotels, food, hospitality marketing and beverages for the upcoming year. Many restaurants and hotels need to be prepared for the unknown when it comes to how well the hospitality field’s outcome will be by the end of the year. Flexibility is key to meet the increased demands that the year may bring.

Lonely Planet Named Los Angeles Best In Travel

Lonely Planet’s Best In Travel 2017 is a prestigious list of some of the world’s greatest travel destinations. This year, Los Angeles was named a top US city travel destination, and overall ranked third in the world.

It's Official: America Needs a Vacation

A recent study conducted by Allianz Travel Insurance, found that more than 170 million Americans haven’t taken a vacation in the last year. That’s more than half of the population—53 percent, to be exact!

However, this is down from last year when 56 percent of respondents noted they hadn't taken a vacation in the last year. 

Atlantic City Is Taking Meetings 'To the Next Level'

Meet AC and the Atlantic City Sports Commission had a fantastic year in 2015.

Just some of their accomplishments include booking two major industry shows—Meetings Professionals International and TEAMS, both who will host their 2016 events in Atlantic City.

Teachers Head to Atlantic City

Today and tomorrow, the Atlantic City Convention Center is welcoming more than 45,000 teachers and educational professionals for the 2015 New Jersey Education Association Convention.

The association hosts this event yearly for members to network with fellow industry professionals and further themselves in their education-based knowledge through more than 300 seminars, workshops and programs.

Haddonfield Tops Best List

Last week, South Jersey Magazine named 10 businesses in the city of Haddonfield, N.J., to its Best of the Best 2015 list.

Judges that selected the finalists looked at every town in the tri-county region of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties. Readers then went online to vote for their favorite places.

Winners include:

Food and Drink

Al Fresco Dining: Zaffron Mediterranean Cuisine

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