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ALHI Launches New Website

February 22, 2017 by Lori Smith

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has launched a new website with enhanced “search” abilities and other user-friendly features. According to ALHI CEO David Gabri, the site is designed as a one-stop online resource for event and incentive travel professionals looking


WestJet Adding Calgary-Nashville, Gander-Halifax Routes

February 1, 2017 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet will launch non-stop twice-weekly service between Calgary International Airport and Nashville’s Metropolitan Nashville Airport beginning May 4, it was announced Jan. 30. Flights from Calgary to Nashville will be operated on WestJet’s Boeing 737 aircraft. In 2016,


Anaheim Marriott Powers Guestrooms with Solar Panels

January 31, 2017 by douloff

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Anaheim Marriott has installed a commercial rooftop solar system that now fuels the daily power needs of nearly one-third of the property’s 1,030 guestrooms, it was announced Jan. 27. Positioned above the Platinum, Grand and Marquis Ballrooms,


Walt Disney Resort Adds to Sales Team

January 29, 2017 by douloff

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has named a new director of sales and director of group sales as the property prepares to complete the final phase of a $140-million-dollar renovation, it was


Marriott Opens Pop-up Innovation Lab

January 27, 2017 by douloff

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International launched its first pop-up hotel innovation lab, creating an interactive model hotel experience in downtown Los Angeles to crowdsource real-time feedback from the public, it was announced Jan. 23. The lab will let industry professionals,


Fairmont to Manage L.A’s Century Plaza Hotel

January 26, 2017 by douloff

LOS ANGELES — Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, part of the AccorHotels Group, and Next Century Associates announced on Jan. 23 the signing of agreements for the revitalization and management of the historic Century Plaza Hotel, located in the Century City


Ridesharing App Lyft Introduces Lyft Events

January 24, 2017 by douloff

SAN FRANCISCO — A new service from ridesharing app Lyft lets event organizers, including meeting planners, arrange transportation on behalf of their attendees, it was announced last month. Lyft Events provides safe, easy transportation when guests will be drinking, when


WestJet Launches Service to Phoenix-Mesa

January 23, 2017 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet has launched service from Calgary and Edmonton to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, it was announced Jan. 19. “The Phoenix-Mesa market is very robust and WestJet continues to add new service to meet demand. These new non-stop flights connect


Williamsburg Hotel Opens in Brooklyn

January 23, 2017 by douloff

NEW YORK— The eight-storey, 150-room Williamsburg Hotel has opened in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, N.Y., it was announced Jan. 19. Located at Wythe Ave and North 10th St., the property will open in phases, beginning with guestrooms and lobby


Update: What’s New in the State of Arizona

January 22, 2017 by douloff

PHOENIX — There’s plenty going on in Arizona, as the sunny state gets set to welcome new attractions, hotels and flights, it was announced Jan. 20. Eco-friendly, safari-inspired glamping resort Under Canvas Grand Canyon will open in June on 56


NY Agency Buys Miami Event Marketer

January 21, 2017 by douloff

NEW YORK — Black Flower Agency, headquartered in New York City, has acquired In House Ideas, a Miami-based agency delivering experiential marketing and events to hospitality, fashion, arts, real estate, publishing, and health and fitness brands, it was announced Jan.


Ritz Guests Given Access to Prestigious Golf Course

January 20, 2017 by douloff

TUCSON, ARIZ. — Overnight guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, can now participate in non-member play at the prestigious Gallery Golf Club, it was announced Jan. 18. The private, 36-hole Gallery adds to 27 award-winning holes already offered by the