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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
This holiday season, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 North Columbus Drive, encourages meeting planners to put their meeting, gala or holiday party to work for their communities through the Room Nights for Rascals program. The hotel will donate one gift to a child in need for every $150 spent on rooms and catered events between November 5 and December 31, 2014.* The toys will be donated to the group's 501 charity of choice or Fairmont's preferred charity.
The World's Most Innovative Companies is the definitive ranking of the 100 firms investors think are most likely to generate big, new growth ideas; Marriott was recognized for its ground-breaking Innovation Lab, mobile check-in and out, and its new Greatroom Lobby featured in its Marriott Hotels brand. 'We are honored to be among the world's most innovative companies,' said Stephanie Linnartz, Marriott International's executive vice president and chief marketing and commercial officer.
"With this accretive acquisition we move into the next phase of growth for Intrawest as this transaction consolidates our ownership of the premier mountain resort in Ontario and provides us with greater opportunities to expand our multi-mountain pass offerings and cross-resort strategies to add value to our guests," said Bill Jensen, CEO, Intrawest. "As a non-controlling owner we have received minimal cash distributions from Blue in the past and we expect this consolidation will result in significant incremental positive cash flow to Intrawest.
A panel of Massachusetts architects had issues with Wynn Resorts' proposed casino in Everett, and its nearly 390-foot luxury hotel tower in particular. Wynn Resorts has done everything it could to avoid tangling with the city of Boston, as it tries to build a casino on a polluted site in Everett, right on Boston's doorstep.a a Most notably, Wynn designed its entire plan for the site to circumvent a section of that land that lies within Boston city limits.
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The international hotel group reached a new milestone in its development this year with now 25 hotels in operation throughout Europe and Asia. Five new pentahotels opened in the United Kingdom in 2014 - in Birmingham, Derby, Inverness, Warrington and Ipswich - and the UK has emerged as the neighbourhood lifestyle hotel brand's biggest growth market.
At this week's World Travel & Tourism Conference , Craig 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 6 per week. In Latin America alone, the company expects to close 2017 with 150 hotels across 25 countries, nearly doubling its portfolio in Latin America.
Nearly a year after hotelier Andre Balazs dropped plans to transform the landmark TWA terminal at Kennedy Airport into a boutique hotel, a new batch of candidates are pondering a bid. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in August issued a request for proposals seeking offers from developers, hotel investors or others interested in converting the former terminal into an airport hotel.
Hess Corp. has received a "BBB" credit rating from Morningstar . The credit rating agency's "BBB" rating suggests that the company is a moderate default risk.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sought to counter perceptions that his government is making it tougher for foreign companies to operate in the nation, pledging a wider opening to outside investment. The government will attract more imports, punish intellectual-property violators and treat foreign and domestic companies equally, Li said yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, an event attended by executives from companies including Qualcomm Inc. and Marriott International Inc. A spate of antitrust probes of foreign companies and state-media stories criticizing overseas brands have escalated concern that China, the world's second-largest economy, is pursuing a mercantilist agenda to boost its own enterprises.
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