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Four Seasons Adds Intriguing Private-Jet ExcursionHotels & ResortsNews

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts unveiled a 24-day Private Jet experience that will transport participants to some of the world’s most intriguing locations. Participants in World of Adventures, slated for Oct. 19–Nov. 11, 2018, will gather in Seattle, and proceed on to Kyoto, Japan, where they will study sword fighting and enjoy a private dinner…

Jonathan Tisch: Succeeding through PartnershipsHotels & ResortsNews

Jonathan Tisch’s emphasis on cultivating relationships has triggered Loews’ success Born: Atlantic City, New Jersey Family: His wife, Lizzie, co-founded Suite 1521, an innovative shopping platform in New York City that showcases new and established fashion designer collections. Tisch has two sons from a previous marriage, and a stepdaughter. Education: Tufts University, bachelor’s degree in…

11 Renovated Hotels: Western United StatesHotels & ResortsNews

Pacific Beach Hotel, Honolulu Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, a 213-room luxury boutique hotel on the San Antonio River Walk, unveiled a dramatic top-to-bottom renovation early this year. Acclaimed architect and designer Lauren Rottet completely reimagined the 14-year-old property, resulting in a blend of Spanish Colonial and Modern Mediterranean styles. Guest rooms now feature curved iron headboards,…

11 Renovated Hotels: Eastern United StatesHotels & ResortsNews

Omni Providence Hotel, Rhode Island Omni Providence Hotel in Rhode Island completed a $15 million renovation of the 564 guest rooms, landings and public spaces—including ballrooms and breakout rooms—that includes fresh, sophisticated designs that blend with New England flair. The property provides 22,877 sq. ft. of meeting space. “The Omni Providence Hotel showcases the look…

10 New Hotels: Eastern United StatesHotels & ResortsNews

The Westin Nashville Hotelier Ian Schrager unveiled his Public hotel brand in Manhattan on June 7. The 367-room Public New York features a restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a coffee shop cum grocery, landscaped gardens, 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and three bars, including a rooftop space with 360-degree views from floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The…

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2 Sides of Vibrant CancunDestinationsSmart Dispatches

Groups can enjoy luxury properties and exciting offsite adventures It’s easy to get seduced by the soothing, elegant JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa and the adjacent CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort. They’re located on a visually stunning, ocean-side area of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and offer sterling service, comfortable guest rooms, an excellent array…

8 New Hotels: Western United StatesHotels & ResortsNewsTravel

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Mountain Shadows, sitting below Camelback Mountain in the heart of serene Paradise Valley near Scottsdale, Arizona, opened this year. It’s a luxurious resort featuring sleek furniture, industrial light fixtures, geometric decor and local artwork. The property has 183 modern guest rooms, 25,000 sq. ft. of scenic outdoor meeting space and 12,500…

Aria Las Vegas Expands Meeting SpaceConvention CentersMeeting Planning

Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas is in the midst of adding 200,000 sq. ft. of meeting space to its convention center in response to increasing demand from its luxury clientele. Construction on the space began in 2016 and is scheduled for completion in February 2018. Aria then will boast 500,000 sq. ft. of meeting space…

TSA Debuts Fingerprint ID Checks at AirportsNewsTravel

In what could be a significant step toward eliminating the need for a boarding pass and identity document on flights, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began utilizing innovative biometric fingerprint ID technology at two airports this week. The pilot program, which will last for four weeks, is being implemented at a TSA PreCheck at Hartsfield-Jackson…

Four Seasons Founder Isadore Sharp on the Power of SimplicityHotels & ResortsNewsQ&As

Isadore Sharp in 1982, when Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts managed 12 properties Isadore Sharp has built Four Seasons based on one basic principle—the Golden Rule Position: Four Seasons founder and chairman of the board Birthplace: Toronto Education: Bachelor’s degree in architectural technology from Ryerson Institute of Technology in Toronto Family: Wife, Rosalie; three sons;…