NEWS | Shannon Dearin has been appointed General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville Butler Boulevard in Jacksonville - FL, United States.
Ms. Dearin joins Crestline Hotels & Resorts from Fairfield Inn and Suites Jacksonville West. She brings more than 13 years of hospitality operations and management experience to her new role, having also held positions with the Renaissance Resort World Golf Village, St. Augustine, FL and the Courtyard by Marriott Little Rock, AR. "Shannon's extensive operations and service background give her an exceptional skill set to lead the team at the Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville," said James Carroll, President & CEO, Crestline Hotels & Resorts.
NEWS | LaRell Baldwin has been promoted General Manager at The Crowne Plaza® Billings in Billings - MT, United States.
The Hotel Group (THG) is pleased to announce that LaRell Baldwin has been promoted to General Manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Billings, Mont. For the past six years, Baldwin served as Director of Sales at the downtown convention hotel. THG is a nationally recognized Top 40 hotel company that currently manages and/or owns 26 properties representing 12 brands and one independent hotel across 10 states, including two additional Crowne Plaza hotels, one in Kansas City, Mo., and one in Anchorage, Alaska. Baldwin has been working in the hospitality industry for the past 12 years. Prior to joining THG, she served as senior sales manager at the Holiday Inn Grand Montana.
French hotel company Accor has revised the completion time of its Sofitel hotel in Mumbai twice in the last three years. The hotel was to be opened in 2009, but it was later postponed to the third quarter of 2010.
Putting behind violent protests against its entry in the mid-1990s, American restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken, better known as KFC, has thrived on the growing fascination for fast food among the Indian middle class to chart a major expansion plan in the country through small-town penetration and innovative products.
Highlighting the achievements and hurdles in the functioning of the food processing industry in India, the All India Food Processors’ Association (AIFPA) recently organised the ‘All India Food Safety Summit — 2011,’ at Hotel Le Meridien. The Summit was organised to address the missing links in the implementation of The Food Safety & Standards Rules & Regulations — 2011 which became operational from August this year.
Pan-European online travel agent, ebookers.com, has launched ebookers hotels application for iPhone. The new application will enable customers to easily search and book hotels whilst on the move. Designed specifically for the iPhone, the application offers travellers the entire selection of ebookers’ 100,000+ hotels, powerful comparison tools and secure hotel booking in just three steps.