Jim Berkley came to Greenville from the Renaissance Orlando Airport, another JHM Hotels property. There he oversaw and managed an extensive renovation and repositioned the hotel as a market leader. As General Manager, he was responsible for driving annual revenues to new heights, including growing the food and beverage sales in the Renaissance’s extremely busy conference space and restaurants. That experience will serve Jim well at Hyatt Regency Greenville, as he manages the renovation and opens the new demonstration kitchen restaurant, Roost. Berkley achieved and holds the coveted Certified Hospitality Administrator designation, and has won many awards, including General Manager of the Year for JHM, Marriott Award for Best Renovation, and Marriott Guest Satisfaction Award. Source
Five-star hotels are stocking their bars with private labels of rare whiskies and fine wines, pushing the indulgence of wealthy clients . They are creating bespoke single malts and are handcrafting wines for a luxury drink. And some are even private labelling the Goan country liquor Feni for a heady mix in their exclusive bars. The Leela chain of hotels and resorts plans to debut this August with custom-designed wines - collections of cabernet sauvignon,
Approximately hundred bars in Mumbai, including permit rooms and beer shops, have permanently put down their shutters. Owners say they have been forced to do so mainly due to poor sales and rising costs, which led to 'very low' profit margins.
NEWS | Starwood signs agreement to convert Citigate Perth into Four Points by Sheraton Perth in Australia
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. recently signed an operating agreement with an affiliate of GIC Real Estate Pvt Ltd, the investment arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), and Host Hotels & Resorts for conversion of Citigate Perth into Four Points by Sheraton Perth in Australia. Under the management of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the hotel will undergo an improvement program and is slated to open in June 2012.
Pegasus Capital Advisors L.P., a US-based private equity fund manager, through its affiliates, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Bangkok-based Six Senses Resorts & Spas. Under the terms of the deal, Pegasus will acquire all of the Six Senses and Evason branded resort and spa management contracts and related intellectual property rights and operate them under a new company managed by Pegasus and its affiliates.