Category Archives: Hotels & Resorts

Island Hotel Newport Beach Changes Name to Fashion Island Hotel

A staple in the Newport Beach hospitality sector is updating its name to reflect its unique place in Southern California. Island Hotel Newport Beach changed its name to Fashion Island Hotel to emphasize its location as an iconic luxury destination, explained Ralph Grippo, president of Irvine Company Resort Properties, in a statement on Dec. 8….

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Check Out this Baker’s Dozen of New #ThePreferredLife Options

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, has announced 13 new properties scheduled to launch in 2018. These properties span the globe, from Houston and Shanghai, to Vienna and Charleston and will join more than 650 properties in 85 countries under the Preferred quality standards and rewards program umbrella. Each location offers…

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What’s Open and What’s Closed Due to SoCal Wildfires and Winds?

Rapidly spreading wildfires sparked in the Southern California counties of Los Angeles and Ventura this week, causing structural loss, evacuations, closures and cancellations. Homes, businesses, schools, television production studios and the NFL’s L.A. Rams’ practice have all been impacted. As of press time, the most significant impact on meetings is the closure of the northbound…

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Marriott’s Splash of Brilliance

Few things are as universal as the “shower thought.” For those unfamiliar with the term, it’s used to describe a stroke of genius or a creative breakthrough that hits when preoccupied with a routine activity like driving or showering. The only problem in such scenarios is that there’s usually no place to capture it.

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Defining Hospitality When Disaster Strikes

There’s a reason they call it the hospitality industry. The word itself comes from Latin roots that originally meant “to have power.” As hosts, convention centers, hotels, restaurants, air carriers, cruise lines and other facets of hospitality certainly have it within their power to create memories of a lifetime.

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Golf Course Updates at 3 Destination Resorts

Even the most carefully manicured golf courses exist in a state of constant change. Thanks to growing plants, variable winds and shifting sands, no one course plays exactly the same way twice. This quality is accepted, even celebrated, as part of the allure of the mannerly game.

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