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Mixed Use Development Slated For Southern Nevada

MGM Mirage recently announced a joint venture with Jeanco Realty Development, LLC to create a mixed-use development on 166 acres of land that the casino owns in Jean, Nevada. Located 25 miles south of Las Vegas, the mostly undeveloped site is well-positioned for multi-purpose use, along the I-15 corridor between Southern California and the Las…

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Airline Update

Horizon Air has been named the world’s best regional airline by Air Transport World magazine. The publication rated the Seattle-based carrier on strong product identity, friendly passenger service, reliability and commitment to local communities. The editors also honored the subsidiary of Alaska Air Group for its sustained profitability and technical innovation. horizonair.com Frontier Airlines received…

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Partnership Creates Nikki Beach Hotels

The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino recently announced that it has teamed up with Nikki Beach, a leading lifestyle and entertainment brand, to open a variety of Nikki Beach designed, branded and managed hotel facilities and entertainment venues in Reno, Nev. Plans call for a five-star Nikki Beach Hotel to occupy the top three floors…

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Nuevo Vallarta Resort In Top 100 Luxury Hotels

Grand Velas All Suites & Spa, an all-inclusive resort located in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, was chosen as one of the Top 100 Best Luxury Hotels in the world by TripAdvisor in its 2006 Travelers Choice awards. Travelers’ Choice winners are selected by millions of travelers who provide reviews or opinions on the company’s Web site….

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Not Your Assembly Line Meeting

His group will be meeting at MicroTek Computer Labs, where instead of handing out big, thick manuals, he’ll provide everyone with a JumpDrive for the entire presentation. When they plug it in, it’ll display the same (slide) as on the screen, with a notes page beside it. Chuck Salem, headquartered in Pennsylvania, is holding a…

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Off-Sites That Work II

AT THE MEETING – This is the second and final installment. (You’ll find Part I, “Preparing for the Meeting,” in our January issue.) Structuring an off-site isn’t the same as staging it. Unlike, say, board meetings, which can be as formal and stylized as Kabuki theater, strategic off-sites should be designed to induce genuine engagement,…

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On The Horizon

Beginning April 8, Horizon Air will use larger aircraft, but reduce the number of flights, between Seattle and Victoria, BC. The expanded aircraft will boost the overall number of seats on the route by 43 percent. The current schedule of seven daily flights with the 37-seat plane will be replaced with four daily services on…

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Hot Bites

Should you be considering some of the hottest trends in menu-planning, put aside low-carb and start thinking organic produce, bottled water and bite-size goodies. In a National Restaurant Association “What’s Hot and What’s Not” survey, 1,146 chefs across the country rated a variety of food items “hot” or “cool/passé.”  Here is what you can expect…

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It’s Easy Being Green

It’s no secret that the green movement is here to stay in the hospitality industry. But with innovative programs, energy-efficient facilities and educational activities, hotels and resorts in the West are reaping the rewards—literally. In British Columbia, the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort & Spa was one of nine hotels worldwide recently recognized by Preferred Hotel Group…

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Diamonds That Sparkle

Over the last two years, members of Associated Luxury Hotels have made sound investments in their future with more than $1 billion in renovations that will help maintain their Four- and Five-Diamond status. The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, located near Ventura, Calif., recently finished a $90-million makeover, which encompassed 308 new guest rooms, a…

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