The many accomplishments of Linda Elland, CHME, ought to be chronicled in a book. Her progression from hotel sales to helming an independent planning business is only the latest career development. As she points out: “This industry really starts to own you. It becomes your lifestyle. As an independent planner, I’m not competing for another planner’s job; I just help make it easier.”
New hires and promotions throughout the meetings and hospitality industry.
For a taste of what’s new in hotel technology, check into the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center in Alabama, which opened last month.
New hires, hotels, special facilities, developments, and products and services available to meeting and event planners throughout the Southeast and Southwest.
Labor unrest, high energy costs and inflated operating expenses did not curb hotel profit margins much. According to PKF Hospitality Research (PKF-HR), gross U.S. hotel operating profits are up 13.1 percent from the first half of 2005 to the first half of 2006.