Alcohol Justice presented President Barack Obama, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and key Congressional budget leaders with a plan today to raise up to $182.5 billion in new revenue over the next 10 years. The proposal’s key element - a substantial alcohol tax for beer, wine and spirits - has the potential to fill 11.8% of the $1.55 trillion new revenue portion of the President’s stated $4 trillion deficit reduction goal. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121129/DC21317)
NEWS| Interstate Hotels & Resorts Appoints Timur Senturk Managing Director of J Hotel at Shanghai Tower in China
Interstate Hotels & Resorts today announced the appointment of Timur Senturk as managing director of China’s tallest ultra-luxury hotel, the flagship J Hotel located at Shanghai Tower. Currently under construction in Shanghai’s central business district of Lujiazui, Pudong, the J Hotel Shanghai Tower is anticipated to open in the first quarter of 2015, and will be operated by Interstate China Hotels & Resorts, a joint venture between Interstate and Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels Company Limited (“Jin Jiang Hotels”). A seasoned general manager with global experience, Senturk comes to his new assignment from 12 years with The Ritz-Carlton Company, where he most recently was general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou, China. Prior to his assignment in China, he was general manager for the Ritz-Carlton hotels in South Beach Miami, and Pentagon City, Washington, D.C.
Virginia Beach-based Gold Key|PHR Hotels and Resorts(TM) continues its march up the Virginia Beach Oceanfront with the groundbreaking for its newest hotel, Hilton Garden Inn®. The Diplomat Hotel, built on the Oceanfront at 35(th) Street in 1930, has fallen to the wrecking ball to make room for the company’s 9(th) Virginia Beach Oceanfront property. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121129/DC21398 ) With an expected opening date of May, 2014 the new Hilton Garden Inn will offer 167, all-oceanfront guest rooms, including 24 suites,
The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube(®), known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, awarded Paragon Restaurant Group, LLC with the coveted 2012 Franchisee of the Year Award at their annual franchise conference in Clearwater Beach, Fla. earlier this month. Led by Jim Combs, Paragon Restaurant Group owns and operates three Quaker Steak & Lube(®) restaurants. Two are located in Cincinnati,
NEWS| The Peninsula Shanghai is Acclaimed as the World’s Best Business Hotel by Travel + Leisure Magazine
The Peninsula Shanghai has been honoured by Travel + Leisure magazineas the world’s finest business hotel. In the December 2012 issue of Travel + Leisure, widely recognised as a leading international authority on travel and tourism trends, the US-based magazine published its list of the best hotels for business travellers in cities around the world as voted for by its readers in the annual World’s Best Awards survey. (Photo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2012/11/29/20121129204819367369.html )
Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield has appointed Raheel Ahmad as Executive Chef of the property set to be open in January 2013. Raheel comes with a rich and diverse experience in creating a wide variety of European and Asian cuisine. As Executive Chef at Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield, Ahmad’s main responsibilities will include leadership of the team,
Setting stage for its upcoming French specialty restaurant - La Riviera, Pullman Gurgaon Central Park, the upscale new attitude international hotel brand of Accor, celebrated its traditional French wine festival – Beaujolais Nouveau 2012 under the exclusive patronage of The Embassy of France. The event was organized in collaboration with Air France and Atout France. The most popular vin de primeur wine from the Beaujolais region of France was uncorked by Jagan Lascher,
Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with nearly 7,260 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the debut of its upscale Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts brand in Costa Rica with the opening of the 111-room, newly constructed Wyndham Garden San José Escazú. The hotel, owned by Rocca Portafolio Comercial and operated by Desarrollos Hoteleros, becomes the third Wyndham Hotel Group property in Costa Rica, joining TRYP by Wyndham San José Sabana,
A new Delta Hotels and Resorts property is being built in Waterloo that will showcase a reinvigorated brand through modern design and innovations. Slated to open in summer 2013, the Delta Waterloo Hotel will become the city's first 4-star upscale, full service hotel after a $36 million investment. The Delta network of hotels and resorts is undergoing an extensive brand repositioning designed to deliver one of the most upscale guest experiences in the four-star hotel category.
NEWS| Suzanne Riesterer has been promoted Chief Commercial Officer at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in Minneapolis - MN, United States.
Riesterer will lead the development of the group’s global commercial strategy and direct the implementation within the Americas to ensure its alignment with the global commercial strategy and Americas’ business and brand priorities. Riesterer will continue to report to Thorsten Kirschke, president, Americas and chief operating officer.
NEWS | Sian Eden has been appointed Corporate Golf Sales Manager at Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire , United Kingdom.
Sian joins the Heythrop team with extensive experience in the sales industry, in particular new business development and key account management in both the pharmaceutical and retail import industries. Sian has been tasked with a clear brief to maximise revenue opportunities in corporate golf, with a view to position Heythrop as a premier golf destination and resort of choice for corporate golf.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. recently opened Four Points by Sheraton Luohe, Henan Province, China. Owned by Central China Real Estate Limited, the hotel is the first international branded hotel in Luohe, as well as the first Four Points by Sheraton in the province. As part of Starwood’s expansion plans in key Tier-II and III markets across Asia Pacific, Four Points by Sheraton Luohe marks the 28th property of the brand in the region, and the 16th in Greater China alone.
The Western Ghats, which is one of the eight hottest biodiversity hotspots in the world, will be key to the new Kerala Tourism campaign focusing on Ayurveda, because of its rich medicinal plants reserve. “Kerala is naturally blessed to be the flag bearer of Ayurveda because of the state’s rich ecosystem available within the Western Ghats,” said A P Anilkumar, Minister for Tourism, Government of Kerala. The Western Ghats, which run through the entire state - from the hills of Wayanad in Northern Kerala to the southern Sahyadri peak - is an abundant reserve for medicinal herbs.
The All India Food Processors' Association (AIFPA), in association with Pixie Consulting Solutions Ltd (PCSL), will organise Food Show 2012 in New Delhi from December 13-15. The event will be supported by Agriculture and Processed Food Products; Export Development Authority (APEDA); Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Government of India; and some Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
The portion of heritage hotel, Oberoi Maidens Hotel also part of an ASI protected monument was recently demolished at New Delhi. According to The Indian Express report, a porch, a hall, and seven to eight rooms were demolished by the municipal agency in-charge of the Civil Lines zone. According to senior officials of North corporation building department, the hotel encroached upon the tennis court, protected by the ASI. “It is an area of 10,000sqft to 20,000sqft, a built-up area of equal measure will also face demolition,” Mann said.
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Sofitel Buenos Aires
Country: Argentina Sofitel Buenos Aires is located in the tranquil and charming Arroyo Street. Surrounded by enchanting and quiet sidewalks flanked by trees, the area is a haven made up of antique shops and art galleries, a true epicenter of culture.
The hotel features a perfect blend of French savoir faire and Argentinean tradition, with an ambience complementing exquisite decor and the delicate scents of soft flo See hotel description
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua State Bali, Lombok Country Indonesia Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort is located 40 km from Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali. This resort will offer 398 rooms, as well as 17 large villas, all with a sea-view. It will also include a spa, swimming pools including a lagoon family pool, lap pool and kids pool, a fitness club, a Kids’ Club, an executive lounge with private pool and a 1,950 sqm meeting facilities.
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua State Bali, Lombok
Country: Indonesia Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort is located 40 km from Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali. This resort will offer 398 rooms, as well as 17 large villas, all with a sea-view. It will also include a spa, swimming pools including a lagoon family pool, lap pool and kids pool, a fitness club, a Kids’ Club, an executive lounge with private pool and a 1,950 sqm meeting facilities.
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua State Bali, Lombok
Country: Indonesia Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort is located 40 km from Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali. This resort will offer 398 rooms, as well as 17 large villas, all with a sea-view.
It will also include a spa, swimming pools including a lagoon family pool, lap pool and kids pool, a fitness club, a Kids’ Club, an executive lounge with private pool and a 1,950 sqm meeting facilities.