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"Bacara Resort & Spa Diamond" Necklace to be Given Away by Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) at ASAE Annual
July 20, 2015
If you are attending the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Detroit in August, you should be sure to visit Associated Luxury Hotels International’s “Luxury Lane” area. The reason? In addition to finding out about ALHI’s diamond-studded portfolio of more than 170 Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels and resorts worldwide which specialize in serving the meetings and incentive marketplace, you will have the chance to register for the chance to win a dazzling one-carat diamond necklace. ALHI is giving away the stunning one-carat “Bacara Resort & Spa Diamond Necklace,” representing the Four- and Five-Diamond ALHI portfolio at the convention, which is being held August 8-11, 2015 at Cobo Center in Detroit.
The diamond necklace is named in honor of Santa Barbara, California’s extraordinary, newly renovated and reimagined oceanfront Bacara Resort & Spa, a distinguished Member of ALHI’s worldwide portfolio. The gem is being given away by ALHI as a means to recognize its exceptional Four- and Five-Diamond quality portfolio ideal for meetings, conventions, and incentive programs. Association executives, meeting professionals, incentive/recognition specialists, and business executives in attendance simply need to stop by ALHI’s “Luxury Lane” area (anchored at Booth #1023), in order to register for the chance to win the bling.
“The diamond giveaway,” Schultenover continued, “is a fun way to spotlight that notable ALHI Member resort, and to draw attention to ALHI’s incredible diamond-studded portfolio of more than 170 Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels and resorts that specifically serve the meetings, conventions and incentive marketplace. Planners stopping by our ALHI Luxury Lane area at ASAE, anchored at booth number 1023, can find out about all that is new within ALHI’s portfolio and about the hotels or resorts that could be the ideal site-solution for their upcoming programs. It will just take a moment for planners to register for the chance to win and learn more about ALHI and our outstanding hotels and resorts.”
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Lincoln Hotel Group Opens New Hampton Inn by Hilton in Lincoln, Nebraska
July 13, 2015 | Courtesy HotelOnline.com
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) announced the opening of Hampton Inn by Hilton Lincoln Airport, its newest property to join Hampton by Hilton, the global brand of more than 2,000 mid-priced Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton hotels. The 86-room hotel, located at 1055 West Bond Street, is managed by Lincoln Hotel Group.
Located just off of I-80 and less than two miles from Lincoln Municipal Airport, Hampton Inn by Hilton Lincoln Airport is nearby popular area attractions including Memorial Stadium, the University of Nebraska and Historic Haymarket.
"We're excited to welcome guests to our new Hampton Inn by Hilton in the heart of Nebraska," said Kevin Junker, general manager. "Our Lincoln hotel is located conveniently for families visiting students at the University of Nebraska, business travelers arriving into town for a meeting and leisure travelers looking to experience the beautiful Nebraska countryside."
Hampton Inn by Hilton Lincoln Airport offers amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center with complimentary printing, a 182 square foot meeting space that can accommodate up to 20 people, laundry facilities, a heated indoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel also provides free On the House hot breakfast as well as Hampton's On the RunTM Breakfast Bags, available Monday through Friday.
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The Thrill of the Grill! Twelve Top Chefs Fire Up the Grill
July 7, 2015
As old as fire itself, grilling food over an open flame, smoldering charcoal or fragrant wood is one of mankind’s first achievements and surely one of his best. In the US, it began with Native Americans who often grilled and smoked meats on wooded planks. As America moved westward, grilling expanded to cowboy chuck wagons and frontier campfires, and added a range of newfound meats, fish and vegetables to the mix – bison, game, trout, berries, garlic and wild mushrooms. In Mid-Century America, grilling came into its own as charcoal grills sprouted in suburban backyards across the nation.
Today, grilling has reached new heights in design, function and technique. Grills are stylish, versatile and often made of stainless steel, ceramics, brick or other heat-resistant materials. Barbecue tools go far beyond a fork, tongs and spatula. Smoker boxes, burger presses, grill baskets and platters for fish and vegetables, high tech meat thermostats, LED grill lights for working in the dark, and cooking stones made of Himalayan pink salt are part of the grill master’s repertoire. Sauces, rubs and seasonings reflect America’s diversity, from traditional Southern BBQ sauce and New York Steak sauce to Cajun spices and flavors from Asia and the Middle East.
In July, we celebrate this culinary passion with National Grilling Month, as chefs from Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® and Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels® pursue the Thrill of the Grill with innovations from their own kitchens. Specialty rubs and sauces, artisanal cheeses, whole grains and fresh local produce enhance beef, lamb, shellfish and vegetables.
Celebrate National Grilling Month with these great new recipes.
Hide-Away Supper Club Grilled Steak & Shrimp
Chef John Billings CEC
Eaglewood Resort & Spa
A Benchmark Resort in Itasca (Chicago), Illinois
At Chicagoland’s Eaglewood Resort & Spa, this cosmopolitan Surf n’ Turf relies on Angus beef, fresh shrimp, herb marinade and a choron made with Jack Daniels.
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La Banque Hotel Celebrates Grand Opening of Boutique Hotel in Homewood
July 6, 2015
The La Banque Hotel wants you to say “Oui” to weekend getaways, corporate retreats and hosting meetings in the Chicago Southland. The La Banque Hotel in downtown Homewood opened its doors to the public on June 15th, 2015.
Built in an old bank building and offering 18 luxurious rooms, a 24-hour fitness center and La Voute, a French contemporary restaurant that specializes in farm to table cuisine, La Banque Hotel offers a Chicago experience, just beyond the city limits.
La Banque (French for the bank) offers a French twist on a bank theme. The hotel features a vault, signed by J. Edgar Hoover and utilizes old safety deposit boxes for a feature wall behind the bar in La Voute (French for The Vault).
“This is an exciting time for the Chicago Southland,” said Jim Garrett, President / CEO of the Chicago Southland CVB. “La Banque gives the Chicago Southland an inviting and unique hotel that not only embraces its customers but rivals anything you might find in Chicago. With better access to interstates, commuter rail lines and free parking, I encourage everyone to visit downtown Homewood and experience the added sparkle to our region.”
La Banque, owned in conjunction with Ravisloe Country Club, presents a unique opportunity for meeting planners, corporate retreats and a simple weekend getaway with access to a top-rated public Donald Ross Golf Course. “It’s been a long time coming… I hope this is the beginning, the basis for something new and exciting for Homewood,” said Claude Gendreau, owner of La Banque Hotel.
TownePlace Suites Hotel to Open on University of Illinois Campus
June 29, 2015
The 95-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Champaign, Illinois is scheduled to open this Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Located at 524 East Green Street, the TownePlace Suites Champaign will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Hospitality Specialists Inc. of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Located on the University of Illinois campus, the hotel offers guests convenient access to Orpheum Children's Science Museum, Memorial Stadium and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Rates vary depending on length of stay.
"We are pleased to introduce the TownePlace Suites brand to the Champaign area," said Loren Nalewanski, vice president and global brand manager, TownePlace Suites. "Providing an upscale residential atmosphere, this TownePlace Suites hotel offers an appealing alternative to more standard hotel rooms designed for shorter stays."
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Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown-The Loop Celebrates Official Opening
June 25, 2015
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and OTO Development announce the opening of Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown-The Loop. This is the first Hyatt Place hotel in Chicago’s downtown Loop area, ideally situated just minutes away from shopping and cultural attractions.
“Chicago is a world-class city and travel destination, and Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown-The Loop is a wonderful new option for all visitors. Located in the heart of the city’s business, financial and theater districts, the hotel offers convenient proximity to destinations like State Street, Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, American Girl Place, and many more. It is also less than a block from Hyatt’s corporate headquarters,” said General Manager Jerry Evans.
Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown-The Loop offers amenities suited to day- or week-long conferences, as well as weekend visits, including:
Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown-The Loop Leadership
Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown-The Loop will be under the leadership of General Manager Jerry Evans and Director of Sales Osman Keskin. As General Manager, Evans will be directly responsible for day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 65 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which the Hyatt Place brand is known. Keskin will provide sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Chicago area.
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Marcus® Hotels & Resorts to Manage New Capitol District Marriott in Omaha, Neb.
June 15, 2015
Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), and MCS Capital LLC, announced that Marcus Hotels & Resorts has been selected to manage the new Capitol District Marriott hotel currently under development in Omaha, Neb. The 14-story high-rise hotel is being developed by Shamrock Development, Inc. as the anchor for the Capitol District upscale urban destination dining and entertainment district, located in a prime redevelopment area in the city’s downtown. Marcus Hotels & Resorts will be a minority investor in the project and has provided pre-development and design programming for the project, and will provide technical consulting and pre-opening services during the construction phase. MCS Capital is The Marcus Corporation’s hotel investment subsidiary.
Located at Capitol Avenue and 10th Street, the 333-room full-service hotel will also have 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including an 11,000 square-foot ballroom. The new ballroom will be the largest among the downtown Omaha hotels. Other features include a full-service restaurant, two bars, Starbucks® store in the lobby, extra-large fitness center, a rooftop outdoor swimming pool and a parking garage. Construction is underway, with completion anticipated in spring of 2017.
“The Capitol District is going to be an exciting addition to downtown Omaha and we are very pleased to be selected to manage the project’s anchor property. A number of factors came together to make the Capitol District Marriott an excellent opportunity for Marcus Hotels. We are also the majority owner and manager of The Cornhusker, a Marriott Hotel, in Lincoln, giving us a solid presence in Nebraska’s two largest cities,” said Joseph Khairallah, chief operating officer of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “We look forward to bringing our more than 50 years of hotel expertise to the new Capitol District Marriott and to making it the premier hotel in downtown Omaha.”
View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150615005130/en/
For more information on the Capitol District, please visit: http://www.capitoldistrictomaha.com.