DirectoriesAdd Your Business
News Archive Search
Hotel News in Brief
Hyatt Regency Adelaide wins AHA Outstanding Training Initiative. In recent months Hyatt Regency Adelaide made an association with the South Australian State Government and Save the Children Australia SA to allow disadvantaged youths the chance to live out their dreams and train to become chefs. Eleven young unemployed and underprivileged youths were given the chance to dramatically change their working lives and turn their dreams of becoming a chef into reality with a once in a life time ‘Jamie Oliver'-inspired opportunity with Hyatt Regency Adelaide. Hyatt Regency Adelaide is delighted to announce that the hotel has been successful in winning the award for "Outstanding Training Initiative" on Wednesday evening from the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) for the hotel's commitment and dedication to providing these budding young chefs the opportunity to gain experience, training and work in their ambitious desire to turn their lives around. Source: e-Travel Blackboard
One of Cairns' leading four-star resorts is to be upgraded and relaunched as a Novotel Resort following the purchase of the hotel by US company, Broad Reach Capital Partners. Australia's largest hotel group, Accor, takes over management of the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort today - 10 years after Accor originally launched the hotel in the heart of the Cairns city. A $6 million renovation programme is scheduled to commence in November, upgrading all rooms and public areas. Accor Vice President - Australia, Simon McGrath, said there was great potential for the Novotel: "This is an outstanding property and it is unique in Cairns in that it is able to offer resort-style facilities in the heart of the city.
Meeting News, a leading national industry publication, has identified Burt Cabañas, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Benchmark Hospitality International, as one of the 25 most influential people in the meetings industry. The magazine, one of the Top Five in its field, annually publishes its list of top influencers in the important multi-billion meetings industry, drawing from both the "long-term pillars of the industry and the newly minted leaders." "Conference center operators complain that buildings of their ilk are sorely lacking throughout the country," said Rayna Katz, executive editor of Meeting News. "But rather than looking at the situation with his hands in the air, Cabañas is fixing the dearth of facilities by opening conference properties all over the place. Benchmark swung open its doors in six spots this year and signed on the dotted line for a seventh, which is set to open next year."
The Royal Pool Villa of the Banyan Tree Desert Spa and Resort, Al Areen has been included in this year's prestigious list of 101 Most Exquisite Hotel Suites & Villas by the well established and widely read luxury travel and lifestyle magazine, Elite Traveler. The annual Pure Decadence listing highlights the 101 top hotel suites and villas worldwide and it is determined by Elite Traveler's editors, a panel of globe-trotting celebrities and luxury travel advisors. The editors pay special attention to outstanding service and the best amenities.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), has named John Merkin, senior vice president, Brand Management, Holiday Inn Brands, the Americas. Based in Atlanta and reporting to Mark Wells, senior vice president, Brand Management, The Americas, Merkin is responsible for the overall strategic direction for the Holiday Inn family of brands, which includes Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. He oversees the development of brand communication strategies, tactical marketing promotions, revenue management and new product development.
Buffalo Lodging Associates, LLC, a hotel development and management company, has appointed Jerry Eggleton as Vice President of Operations for their Midwest region. Mr. Eggleton will work out of the company's Buffalo office.
Visit our sponsors