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Here's a mixed blessing for you: Marriott International will be encouraging guests in its hotels to tip the housekeepers , by leaving envelopes for that purpose in rooms. Which ... on the one hand, anything that improves low levels of tipping for this group of overwhelmingly female, mostly low-paid workers is good.
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As part of a multi-million dollar investment to restore one of Europe's most iconic hotels under The Luxury Collection, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today unveiled the restored public spaces at Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna. The one-year, $14M restoration of the hotel's ground floor, which includes the landmark lobby, a signature restaurant, destination bar, Imperial Cafe and Imperial Torte shop, and private event venues, was led by British interior designer Alex Kravetz, in close collaboration with the Bundesdenkmalamt .
I'm Ed Fuller, an internationally recognized hospitality industry leader, educator and author. I recently concluded a 40-year career with Marriott International where my experience included chief sales & marketing officer, global leadership in crisis management, future business assessment, top-level customer relationship management and long-term strategy development that applied corporate philosophies, delivered on brand promise and enabled ethical decisions.
"We went from zero occupancy to 100 percent in three days," says Harry Hobbs, the hotel's director of engineering. "InterContinental Hotels wrote us a letter telling us we were their most successful hotel opening in 60 years of the company."
In each destination, the local Four Seasons culinary team will play host on the truck, serving up exclusive menus and culinary experiences to the local community and hotel guests, ranging from intimate farm dinners to charity events in partnership with local universities. "After a great run down the West Coast last year, we are thrilled to kick off our East Coast tour," said , Vice President of Food and Beverage, Americas.
RLJ Lodging Trust today announced that it has acquired the 215-room DoubleTree Grand Key Resort located in Key West, FL for a purchase price of $77.0 million, or approximately $358,000 per key. RLJ Lodging Trust today announced that it has acquired the 215-room DoubleTree Grand Key Resort located in Key West, FL for a purchase price of $77.0 million, or approximately $358,000 per key.
Alibaba has received enough demand for its initial public offering that it plans to stop taking orders for the record-breaking sale early, said people with knowledge of the matter. Betty Liu reports on "In The Loop."
State gambling regulators were to resume discussions on awarding the lucrative Boston-area casino license to either Wynn Resorts or Mohegan Sun. In a surprise move, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission suspended last week's deliberations in order to give the two casino giants time to respond to a series of terms and conditions the panel wants to impose on the projects.
Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. The campaign, called "The Envelope Please," begins this week.
By BETH J. HARPAZ AP Travel Editor NEW YORK - Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. The campaign, called "The Envelope Please," begins this week.
When titans Barry Sternlicht and Stephen Hanson began clashing over how to run BR Guest Hospitality, Mr. Sternlicht quietly began casting around for a new chief executive for the restaurant company. In June 2013, the investment banker hired James Gersten, a veteran restaurateur, as a senior vice president overseeing hospitality for his growing hotel portfolio - but he had bigger plans for him.
Greetings and welcome to Intrawest Resorts Holdings Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year-end Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode.
In Columbia, the dining scene is heating up, and among those downtown Columbia, SC restaurants that are part of the sizzle is Midlands' Modern Southern Food Arts at the Columbia Marriott. A contemporary restaurant in downtown Columbia, SC with its eye on the classics, Midlands' Modern Southern Food Arts features Southern cuisine with stylish twists, prepared using seasonal ingredients from local farms and the onsite garden.
McKinney joins the company with over 30 years of human resources experience. Prior to joining The Marcus Corporation, she served as executive vice president, chief human resources officer for School Specialty, Inc. based in Appleton, Wis., for five years.
Latin America and the Caribbean will be a key driver of Marriott International's hotel and jobs growth over the next three years. At this week's World Travel & Tourism Conference , Craig S. Smith, president of the Caribbean and Latin America at Marriott International, Inc., announced that the company expects to reach the milestone of 5,000 hotels by 2017, planning to add 1,300 new hotels in the next three years at the rate of approximately 6 per week.
Marriott International plans to expand its Autograph Collection portfolio in Europe with exciting new additions in Zurich, Switzerland and Barcelona, Spain; Opening next year, the one-of-a-kind hotels will represent the debut of the exclusive portfolio of independent hotels in each city. 'We are delighted to announce these exciting new additions to our growing Autograph Collection portfolio in Europe,' said John Licence, brand leader for Autograph Collection in Europe.
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