Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria to debut in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hilton will begin rebranding the Mandarin Oriental hotel on the Las Vegas Strip as a Waldorf Astoria Friday, a transition for the 389-room, casino-less property that will lead to renovations and mark the debut of another luxury brand on the world-famous corridor.
Travel agents: What can they really do for you?
When you can book every aspect of a trip online, why would you need a travel agent? In this episode of the Associated Press Travel podcast "Get Outta Here," Erika Richter, communications director for the American Society of Travel Agents, explains how travel agents can enhance your vacation while simplifying the planning process for you.
Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019
DETROIT (AP) — Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year.
The world's largest hotel company said Wednesday that the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.
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Darrell Sheaffer announced as new executive director of The Buckingham
The Buckingham, a Houston premier senior living community, announces the appointment of Darrell Sheaffer to executive director of The Buckingham.
Oklahoma council approves $85.4M subsidy for hotel
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Texas based hospitality chain will receive $85.4 million in public assistance to build and run a convention center hotel in Oklahoma City.
Rik Blyth has been named general manager of La Fonda on the Plaza.
KAPAA — One of the leading hotel management companies in the state recently entered into a new management contract with a long-time Eastside resort.
Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts, a member of Hogan Hospitality Group, will lead the 200-room Kauai Shores Hotel in Kapaa. HHR will retain the property’s existing 40 employees, including its leadership team.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump Organization will not ask guests at its hotels and resorts if they are using money from foreign governments to pay their bills, setting up a possible showdown with Democrats accusing the president of violating the U.S. Constitution.
Menor-McNamara, Sanders join HTA board
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority recently welcomed Sherry Menor-McNamara, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, and Kelly Sanders, area managing director of Marriott Hotels and Resorts Waikiki, to its board of directors.
The gigantic pension plan that serves Los Angeles County government employees is putting up for sale the St. Regis Princeville Resort and Makai Golf Club in Princeville, which have been part of the fund’s assets since 2005.
Brett Chomer, of Brett Chomer Studios, powerwashes a monument Friday in Cathedral Park. Monuments are being restored for the upcoming exhibition ‘The Prado in Santa Fe,’ in Cathedral Park, featuring 93 full-scale reproductions organized by the Museo Nacional del Prado del Spain. The exhibition will open May 1st and run through October 2017. The exhibit is organized by the Museo Nacional del Prado and American Friends of the Prado Museum and spearheaded in Santa Fe by The Spanish Colonial Arts Society, the New Mexico Multi-Cultural Foundation, The City Of Santa Fe Tourism Department and Heritage Hotels and Resorts.