Category Archives: Hotels & Resorts

New Ski Conglomerate Purchases Deer Valley Resort

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A new ski conglomerate has purchased Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, thereby adding another prestigious resort to its already-impressive portfolio. The new company, which has not been named, was created earlier this year by Henry Crown and Co. and KSL Capital partners to purchase Intrawest Resort Holdings and Mammoth Resorts. Squaw Valley Ski…

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Bulldog Puppies Check In to the London WeHo Hotel

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Photo credit: The London West Hollywood Prepare for your heart to melt and it has nothing to do with the summer heat. Meet Winston and Churchill! They are The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills’ two new permanent residents. Named after the historical British Prime Minister, the bulldog puppies call the luxurious hotel home. Much…

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10 Best Historic Hotels in the U.S.

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The popularity of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton has made history cooler than ever. In fact, it’s inspired groups to meet at historic hotels, including the 10 Best Historic Hotels of 2017, selected as part of USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. (There were some new additions compared to last year’s list.) The annual list, which consisted of the…

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Andy Cohen & Residence Inn Lend Helping Paws to Adoptable Dogs

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Photo credit: Marriott International Andy Cohen is all about fun and games on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” but he means business when it comes to fetching “furever” homes for dogs. The talk show host, producer, author and proud papa to rescue pup Wacha teamed with Residence Inn by Marriott and North Shore Animal League…

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Melia Accelerates Digital Transformation Efforts

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Hospitality giant Melia Hotels International (MHI) will be implementing the cloud-based solutions of revenue-strategy technology firm Duetto as part of the company’s ongoing digital transformation. The implementation of Duetto’s price optimization application, GameChanger, and revenue intelligence application, ScoreBoard, is intended to further boost Melia’s revenue-strategy marketing and distribution capabilities. “Melia’s revenue strategy includes next-generation pricing and…

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Hawaii Hotels Aloha Solar Power, Big Time

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Most of Hawaii’s energy comes from expensive, imported fossil fuels, so it’s no surprise solar power is a hot ticket there. In fact, SolarPowerRocks.com ranks the state 15th best in the nation on its 2017 Solar Report Card. The hospitality sector has long been a sustainability leader in Hawaii, and going solar is high on the…

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jw marriott raises the barre

JW Marriott Raises the Barre

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Scene from ‘Behind the Barre’  Most meeting and event planners are challenged to squeeze in a workout. Along with juggling a jam-packed office schedule, they frequently travel, resulting in a lot of hotel stays and difficulty finding time to exercise. However, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has just taken a step toward resolving this dilemma….

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Getting High-Tech Upgrades

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Photo credit: thomashartshelby.com The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas isn’t even seven years old yet, but it’s already itching for a refresh. The company announced on Wednesday that when renovations are complete in 2018, 90 percent of the guest rooms will have been upgraded. Of the resort and casino’s 3,027 rooms, 2,895 of them are getting…

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Four Points Searches for the World’s Best Beer

Four Points Searches for the World’s Best Beer

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Beer influencer Bella; Thomas Desrochers, sales manager, LIC Beer Project; and Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand leader, Marriott Classic Select brands. Four Points by Sheraton, a Marriott International brand known for its passion for beer, kicked off its global mission to find the best brews around at the Four Points Manhattan Midtown West—notably,…

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