The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) has named its 2014 board of directors, an effort toward diversifying the leadership of the national organization. Equal spots were given to representatives from hotel chains and brands, leading management companies, small owners, REITs, and independent hotels and state associations. AH&LA, based in Washington, D.C., is the only […]
Arne Sorenson, president and chief operating officer of Marriott International, will become chief executive officer when JW Marriott Jr. steps down in March. Robin Graf was appointed vice president of operations for Castle Resorts & Hotels’ 22 properties in Hawaii, Saipan and New Zealand. Carlson Wagonlit Travel named Andrew Waller president of CWT Europe, Middle […]
International Lufthansa began twice-daily nonstop service from Frankfurt, Germany, to London’s Gatwick Airport. Virgin Atlantic will offer nonstop service between London and Vancouver, beginning in summer 2012. Argentina In Buenos Aires, the Algodon Mansion and its restaurant Chez Nous became members of Relais & Chateaux. They are the city’s first hotel and second restaurant to […]
A roundup of new hotel projects, renovations, expansions and other destination news both nationally and abroad.
Former ICCA CEO Tom Hulton received the International Congress and Convention Association’s Moises Shuster Award for outstanding service in the international meetings industry. Speaker Daniel Burrus received the “Legends of the Platform” award at the most recent Veterans Speakers Retreat. The annual award honors a select group of professional speakers who have been in the […]
New hires, sales managers and CVB staff throughout the meetings, convention and tourism industry.