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U.S. Hotel Revenue Growing, but Slowing

May 30, 2016 by douloff

ATLANTA — U.S. hotel revenue is slowing down, while expenses are on the rise, according to CBRE Hotels America’s Research’s 2016 edition of Trends in the Hotel Industry, released May 24. According to the report, operating performance continued to improve

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St. Regis opens in Kuala Lumpur

May 30, 2016 by douloff

NEW YORK — The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur has opened in Malaysia’s capital city, it was announced this month. Located in Kuala Lumpur Sentral Precint, one of the city’s most prominent neighbourhoods, the property houses 208 accommodations, each with walk-in

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Wyndham Targets 20 Ramadas in Eastern Canada

May 29, 2016 by douloff

PARSIPPANY, NJ — Wyndham Hotel Group has signed an agreement with Canalta Hotels to develop 20 Ramada properties during the next 15 years, expanding the brand’s Canadian footprint by about 25 per cent, it was announced on May 24. The

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Esperanza Resort's New Culinary Experiences

May 28, 2016 by douloff

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO — Esperanza, An Auberge Resort, has debuted new culinary experiences reflecting the best of coastal Baja cuisine, including a new at-sea experience, it was announced this month. Esperanza’s new floating lounge offers an event and entertainment

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Graceland Luxury Resort Opening in October

May 27, 2016 by douloff

MEMPHIS, TENN. — More than 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space is taking shape at The Guest House at Graceland, a 450-room luxury resort under construction in Memphis, Tenn., adjacent to Elvis Presley’s Graceland Mansion, and expected to

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Vancouver #1 for International Meetings

May 27, 2016 by douloff

VANCOUVER — Vancouver is one of North America’s most sought-after destination cities for international meetings, according to two recently released reports, it was announced in mid-May. The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranked Vancouver the top city in North

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Grand Velas Los Cabos Opening in November

May 26, 2016 by douloff

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO — Velas Resorts will open Grand Velas Los Cabos, on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, in November, it was announced this month. Located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the $150 million beachfront property will feature

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Hampton Inn Sarnia Grand Opening

May 26, 2016 by douloff

SARNIA, ONT. — More than 200 guests, including city leaders, business leaders and travel influencers gathered to celebrate Vrancor Group’s official launch of its newest hotel, the six-storey, 95-room Hampton Inn by Hilton Sarnia/Point Edward in mid-May. In attendance were

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Caesars Entertainment Expands Responsible Meeting Initiatives

May 25, 2016 by Lori Smith

Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s Responsible Meetings (RM) Group is releasing a new “Meetings for Good” menu of community service opportunities, which will be available at select properties. The Meetings for Good menu promotes stronger community engagement among Caesars-operated resorts, meeting customers

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Culinary Capers CEO Named a Top Female Entrepreneur

May 25, 2016 by douloff

VANCOUVER — PROFIT and Canadian Business have ranked Debra Lykkemark, CEO of Culinary Capers and Special Events, number 77 on the 18th annual W100 list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs, it was announced in mid-May. Published at PROFITguide.com, the W100

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Cartoonist Creates Work-Themed 'Front Pages'

May 25, 2016 by douloff

VANCOUVER — Award-winning cartoonist Graham Harrop is now creating Cover Story, a series of fun, work-related ‘front page’ cartoons intended to bring a lighter touch to corporate events. Harrop said these mock magazine covers are ideal for conference and conventions, since

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What's New in New Orleans

May 24, 2016 by douloff

NEW ORLEANS, LA. — There is activity galore in New Orleans as the Crescent City welcomes new hotels and restaurants to its hospitality offering. In the central business district, the Ace Hotel New Orleans has opened in a historic Art Deco building