Entertainment hotel – Jelato Donna http://jelato-donna.com/ Mon, 23 May 2022 13:31:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://jelato-donna.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-23T175350.859-150x150.png Entertainment hotel – Jelato Donna http://jelato-donna.com/ 32 32 Kareena Kapoor checks into Darjeeling hotel with her son Jeh and receives a warm welcome https://jelato-donna.com/kareena-kapoor-checks-into-darjeeling-hotel-with-her-son-jeh-and-receives-a-warm-welcome/ Mon, 23 May 2022 13:31:12 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/kareena-kapoor-checks-into-darjeeling-hotel-with-her-son-jeh-and-receives-a-warm-welcome/ Kareena Kapoor is set to make her Netflix debut in The Devotion of Suspect X. The actor is filming the Sujoy Ghosh-directed project in Darjeeling. On Monday, a new video of the actress, her younger son Jehangir Ali Khan and their entourage entering a hotel in the West Bengal hill station made its way online […]]]>

Kareena Kapoor is set to make her Netflix debut in The Devotion of Suspect X. The actor is filming the Sujoy Ghosh-directed project in Darjeeling. On Monday, a new video of the actress, her younger son Jehangir Ali Khan and their entourage entering a hotel in the West Bengal hill station made its way online and was shared by fan accounts. In the video, Kareena and “Jeh baba,” as the actor often calls his son in his Instagram posts, are greeted by hotel staff, who also offer Kareena refreshments. Read more: Kareena Kapoor is all smiles in leaked photos from The Devotion of Suspect X sets

In the 30-second video, Kareena is seen casually dressed in a white t-shirt and black pants, while carrying a bouquet of flowers and a white shawl that hotel staff gave her on her birthday. arrival. After Kareena is her son Jeh, who was carried by her nanny. In the video, a waiter is seen offering tender coconut water to Kareena, for which the actor thanked him and replied, “I’m fine.” Kareena and Jeh are then seen being escorted inside the hotel lobby by the staff.

Kareena has shared behind the scenes photos and videos from her ongoing shoot in the hills of West Bengal. Ahead of Darjeeling, the actress posted photos from the Kalimpong stage of her shoot. She was also joined by her husband Saif Ali Khan and their son Taimur Ali Khan, while filming in Darjeeling, where the family posed with fans.

Kareena’s first OTT project, The Devotion of Suspect X is a screen adaptation of the famous crime novel of the same name by Japanese author Keigo Higashino. In March 2022, Netflix announced that Kareena will star in the film Sujoy Ghosh, which will also star actors Vijay Varma and Jaideep Ahlawat.

Kareena released a statement after Netflix’s announcement, saying, “I can’t wait to start working on this exciting project. It’s one that has all the right ingredients…a great story, a visionary director and cast and a super talented team, I “I’m really looking forward to working with Sujoy, Jaideep and Vijay. It’s the start of an electrifying journey and I can’t wait for audiences around the world to see this global bestseller come to life.”

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Death of Roger Angell, longtime New York writer and editor | Entertainment News https://jelato-donna.com/death-of-roger-angell-longtime-new-york-writer-and-editor-entertainment-news/ Fri, 20 May 2022 22:14:00 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/death-of-roger-angell-longtime-new-york-writer-and-editor-entertainment-news/ By HILLEL ITALY, national AP writer NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Angell, the famed baseball writer and reigning man of letters who for more than 70 years helped define the New Yorker’s urban spirit and style through his essays, pieces of humor and its editing, died. He was 101 years old. Angell died Friday of […]]]>

By HILLEL ITALY, national AP writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Angell, the famed baseball writer and reigning man of letters who for more than 70 years helped define the New Yorker’s urban spirit and style through his essays, pieces of humor and its editing, died. He was 101 years old.

Angell died Friday of heart failure, according to The New Yorker.

“No one lives forever, but you’d be forgiven for thinking Roger had a good chance,” New Yorker editor David Remnick wrote on Friday. “Like the rest of us, he suffered through pain, loss and doubt, but he generally kept the blues at bay, always looking forward; he continued to write, read, memorize new poems, build new relationships.

Heir and defender of the early days of The New Yorker, Angell was the son of founding editor Katharine White and son-in-law of longtime writer EB White. He was first published in the magazine in his 20s, during World War II, and still contributing in his 90s, an incredibly thin, young man who loved tennis and vodka martinis and viewed his life as “at safe from privileges and engrossing work, and pulled through with good luck.

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Angell lived well by the standards of her famous family. He was a former recipient of the BBWAA Career Excellence Award, formerly the JG Taylor Spink Award, for meritorious contributions to writing about baseball, an honor previously awarded to Red Smith, Ring Lardner and Damon Runyon, among others. He was the first recipient of the award not to be a member of the organization that votes for him, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Its editing alone was the work of a lifetime. From the 1950s, when he inherited the job (and office) from his mother, writers he worked with included John Updike, Ann Beattie, Donald Barthelme and Bobbie Ann Mason, some of whom suffered numerous rejections before entering the special club of New York authors. Angell himself admitted, unfortunately, that even his work has not always been remembered.

“Unlike his colleagues, he is fiercely competitive,” Brendan Gill wrote of Angell in “Here at the New Yorker,” a 1975 memoir. “Any challenge, mental or physical, excites him.”

Angell’s New York writings have been compiled into several baseball books and publications such as “The Stone Arbor and Other Stories” and “A Day in the Life of Roger Angell”, a collection of his humorous pieces. He also edited “Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker” and for years wrote an annual Christmas poem for the magazine. At 93, he has completed one of his most beloved essays, the highly personal, National Magazine Award-winning ‘This Old Man’.

“I endured a few hits but missed worse,” he wrote. “Pains and insults are bearable. My conversation may be full of holes and pauses, but I’ve learned to send a private Apache scout in the next sentence, the one that comes, to see if there are any empty nouns or verbs in the landscape up there . If it returns a warning, I’ll pause meaningfully, duh, until something else comes to mind.

Angell has been married three times, most recently to Margaret Moorman. He had three children.

Angell was born in New York in 1920 to Katharine and Ernest Angell, a lawyer who became leader of the American Civil Liberties Union. The New Yorker was founded five years later, with Katharine Angell as fiction editor and a young mind named Andy White (as EB White was known to his friends) contributing comedy pieces.

His parents were gifted and strong, apparently too strong. “What a marriage that must have been,” wrote Roger Angell in “Let Me Finish,” a book of essays published in 2006, “packed with sex, brilliance, and psychic murder, and bestowing lasting unease.” In 1929, her mother had married the sweetest White, and Angell would recall weekend visits to her mother and her new husband’s apartment, a place “full of laughing, chain-smoking young writers and artists. New Yorker”.

In high school, he was so engrossed in literature and the literary life that for Christmas one year, he asked for a book of poems by A. E. Housman, a top hat, and a bottle of sherry. Stationed in Hawaii during World War II, Angell edited an Air Force magazine, and in 1944 had his first byline in The New Yorker. He was identified as cap. Roger Angell, author of the short story “Three Ladies in the Morning”, and his first words to appear in the magazine were “The downtown hotel restaurant was nearly empty at 11:30 a.m.”,

There was no sign, at least overt, of family rivalry. White encouraged his son-in-law to write for the magazine and even recommended him to New Yorker founder Harold Ross, explaining that Angell “lacks practical experience but he’s got the goods.” Angell, meanwhile, wrote lovingly about his stepfather. In a 2005 New Yorker essay, he noted that they had been close for nearly 60 years and recalled that “the sense of home and informal attachment” he derived from White’s writings was “even more powerful than he was to his other readers”.

Not everyone was charmed by Angell or the White-Angell family connection to The New Yorker. Former editor Renata Adler alleged that Angell “established an overt and superficially pleasant state of war with the rest of the magazine”. Complaining about nepotism was not uncommon, and Tom Wolfe mocked his “stamp” in a magazine where his mother and stepfather were founding members. “Everything locks, surely, into place,” Wolfe wrote.

Unlike White, known for the children’s classics “Charlotte’s Web” and “Stuart Little,” Angell never wrote a major novel. But he enjoyed a loyal following through his humorous writing and baseball essays, which put him in the pantheon with professional sportswriters and with Updike, James Thurber and other moonlighting literary writers. Like Updike, he did not alter his prose style for baseball, but demonstrated how well the game was suited to a life of the mind.

“Baseball is not life itself, though the resemblance keeps coming up,” Angell wrote in “La Vida,” a 1987 essay. “It’s probably a good idea to keep the two sorted, but old fans, if they’re like me, can’t help but notice how artfully our game replicates a larger calendar, with its alluring April optimism; the joyous fight of June; the grinding, serious, interminable (surely) affair of midsummer; September’s settling of accounts… then the abrupt flow of autumn, where we want – almost we demand – a last prolonged and scintillating adventure just before the curtain.

Angell began covering baseball in the early 1960s when The New Yorker was looking to expand its readership. Over the next few decades, he wrote definitive profiles of players ranging from Hall of Famer Bob Gibson to fallen Pittsburgh Pirates star Steve Blass and had a say in everything from manager Casey Stengel’s verbosity (” a walking pantheon of evocations”) to the wonders of Derek Jeter (“imperturbably brilliant”). He was born the year before the New York Yankees won their first World Series and his baseball memories span from primetime Babe Ruth to 21st century stars such as Jeter, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols.

Even as the drug and labor battles shared and even stole the headlines, he believed the real story remained on the ground. Angell never had any official credentials as a sportswriter: He was just a fan, a grateful spectator, a former high school pitcher who once aspired to the big leagues.

“Sometime in my 30s or early 40s I was seeing a psychiatrist and I came in with a dream,” Angell told The Associated Press in a 1988 interview. “I dreamed that he there were bushes and shrubs, and there was a tombstone with my name and birthday on it and the year I was.

“I brought this dream to my shrink with some trepidation and he asked me how I felt and I said I felt a bit sad. He asked me what the tombstone reminded me of and I said she reminded me of those rocks in center field at Yankee Stadium.

“Then I realized that meant the end of my baseball dreams.”

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ALLEGIANT DESIGNS EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL PACKAGES SPECIALLY FOR NFL FANS https://jelato-donna.com/allegiant-designs-exclusive-travel-packages-specially-for-nfl-fans/ Wed, 18 May 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/allegiant-designs-exclusive-travel-packages-specially-for-nfl-fans/ VegasNew York-based airline Allegiant is offering a complete travel package that includes airfare, hotel accommodations and tickets to see the Las Vegas Raiders LA VEGAS, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As the NFL prepares to launch its 103rd season in September, Allegiant (NASDAQ:ALGT), the official airline of the Las Vegas Raiders, is offering exclusive travel […]]]>

VegasNew York-based airline Allegiant is offering a complete travel package that includes airfare, hotel accommodations and tickets to see the Las Vegas Raiders

LA VEGAS, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As the NFL prepares to launch its 103rd season in September, Allegiant (NASDAQ:ALGT), the official airline of the Las Vegas Raiders, is offering exclusive travel packages to help football fans experience the NFL game of their choice at Allegiant Stadium.

Each package includes round-trip airfare, a minimum two-night hotel stay, and tickets to a Raiders game at Allegiant Stadium. A range of prices are available, providing vacation travel options for almost any budget. Packages also include, at no additional cost, the Allegiant Total package, which includes airfare, baggage, seat selection, priority access and the ability to change travel plans at no charge. Flight times and lowest fares can only be found on Allegiant.com.

“The home of the Raiders has quickly become an iconic attraction on a Las Vegas getaway. In fact, last season NFL fans voted Allegiant Stadium as the number one venue for overall game satisfaction, citing the stadium’s cuisine, atmosphere and technology as highlights of their visit,” said Scott DeAngelo, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Allegiant. “We’re proud to connect NFL fans to one of the world’s leading vacation, entertainment and sports destinations and to do it the Allegiant way: by offering affordable non-stop airfare and the convenience of planning a one-of-a-kind sports vacation with just a few clicks of a button.”

Travel packages are currently on sale and are available to all passengers booking an Allegiant flight arriving at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) at Vegas. The 2022 NFL season will be the first at Allegiant Stadium without a COVID vaccine or mask requirement for game attendees, so don’t delay as tickets should sell out quickly.

Las Vegas has quickly become the most popular travel destination for American sports fans, according to research by Nielsen Fan Insights. Allegiant is committed to making travel more accessible to these sports fans. In addition to offering football travel packages, Allegiant is also adding limited, one-time service to multiple NFL cities such as denver, Houstonand Kansas City.

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A ‘welcome’ return to in-person fundraising for the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation gala – Aldergrove Star https://jelato-donna.com/a-welcome-return-to-in-person-fundraising-for-the-langley-memorial-hospital-foundation-gala-aldergrove-star/ Mon, 16 May 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/a-welcome-return-to-in-person-fundraising-for-the-langley-memorial-hospital-foundation-gala-aldergrove-star/ For a fifth year, Mike and Leanne Laurin were the presenting sponsor of the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual fundraising gala on Saturday, May 14 – and this year they were able to do it in person, the easing of the restriction pandemic permitting event. to return to the Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention […]]]>

For a fifth year, Mike and Leanne Laurin were the presenting sponsor of the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual fundraising gala on Saturday, May 14 – and this year they were able to do it in person, the easing of the restriction pandemic permitting event. to return to the Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention Centre.

They told the Langley Advance Times they were moved by the quality of care Leann’s mother, Sandra Dayton, received in hospital when she died in 2015.

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For a fifth year, Mike and Leanne Laurin were the Presenting Sponsor of the Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala and Fundraiser on Saturday, May 14 at the Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention Centre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

“After that, we kind of sat down and decided as a family that the care was so good that we wanted to give back to the community,” Mike explained.

“It’s very personal,” Leanne remarked.

“A lot of people think the government funds everything in the medical system, and they don’t. There are a lot of gaps and we thought we had to fill those gaps,” she added.

Both were happy to take over the in-person version of the event, with Mike describing it as a “welcome change”.

Last year, a virtual version of the gala raised $311,000 to purchase a much-needed new ventilator for the hospital.

READ ALSO: Langley Gala Celebrates The Meaning Of Renewal

This year’s event, titled ‘Monet’s Garden’, included a French-inspired dinner and an opportunity for guests to take part in a ‘Grow a Garden of Hope’ art installation.

Rosemary Wallace created a tribute to Monet that included handmade flowers at the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala and Fundraiser on Saturday, May 14 at the Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention Centre.  (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Rosemary Wallace created a tribute to Monet that included handmade flowers at the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala and Fundraiser on Saturday, May 14 at the Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention Centre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Created by local artist and Langley Councilor Rosemary Wallace, donors were encouraged to purchase handmade flowers at the gala to apply to her painting, done in tribute to the legendary Monet.

Made by seniors at the Chartwell Gardens residence in Langley, the flowers were created from used, repurposed and colored coffee filters, a touch Wallace was delighted with.

“I love the idea of ​​involving older people,” enthused Wallace.

Adesa auctioneer Marc Bergevin kicked off bidding at the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala and Fundraiser on Saturday May 14 at the Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention Centre.  (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Adesa auctioneer Marc Bergevin kicked off bidding at the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala and Fundraiser on Saturday May 14 at the Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention Centre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

This year’s event also includes a silent and live auction, live entertainment and a wine raffle.

Auctioneer Marc Bergevin of Adesa oversaw the live auction, with the top item, a Whistler getaway package, priced at $4,200.

READ ALSO: Langley Memorial Hospital Gala Funds New Ventilator

About 280 people attended the event

Music was provided by Ben Dunnill, a 23-year-old musician from White Rock, who has performed over 1,000 live shows as a professional vocalist and jazz pianist.

Guests purchased over $10,000 worth of medical equipment for the hospital and for Foundry Langley, the new facility that will provide health and wellness services, support and resources for youth aged 12-24 as well as their families and caregivers.

Ticket sales and the online raffle were still counted on Sunday.

More photos from the evening can be viewed on the Langley Advance Times Facebook page.


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A young donor applied a flower at the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala and Fundraiser on Saturday, May 14 at the Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention Centre.  (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A young donor applied a flower at the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala and Fundraiser on Saturday, May 14 at the Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention Centre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Township Margaret Kunst (center left) and Mayor Jack Froese attended the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala and Fundraiser on Saturday May 14 at the Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention Centre.  (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Township Margaret Kunst (center left) and Mayor Jack Froese attended the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala and Fundraiser on Saturday May 14 at the Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention Centre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Global TV's Mark Madryga was MC at the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala and Fundraiser on Saturday May 14 at the Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention Centre.  (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Global TV’s Mark Madryga was MC at the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala and Fundraiser on Saturday May 14 at the Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention Centre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Approximately 280 people attended the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala and Fundraiser on Saturday, May 14 at the Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention Centre.  It marked a return to an in-person event after two years of COVID restrictions.  (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Approximately 280 people attended the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala and Fundraiser on Saturday, May 14 at the Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention Centre. It marked a return to an in-person event after two years of COVID restrictions. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Auction items were displayed at the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala and Fundraiser on Saturday, May 14 at the Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention Centre.  The biggest item was a $4,200 Whistler getaway package.  (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Auction items were displayed at the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala and Fundraiser on Saturday, May 14 at the Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention Centre. The biggest item was a $4,200 Whistler getaway package. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

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The Hard Rock Hotel New York hosts a star-studded grand opening event https://jelato-donna.com/the-hard-rock-hotel-new-york-hosts-a-star-studded-grand-opening-event/ Fri, 13 May 2022 08:14:00 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/the-hard-rock-hotel-new-york-hosts-a-star-studded-grand-opening-event/ A-List performers John Legend, DJ Cassidy, Nas, Busta RimesFat Joe and More Turn Up the Volume in Midtown Manhattan’s New Entertainment Destination NEW YORK, May 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The energy of New York City was electric at the Hard Rock Hotel New York, as the new hospitality and entertainment destination hosted an exclusive opening […]]]>

A-List performers John Legend, DJ Cassidy, Nas, Busta RimesFat Joe and More Turn Up the Volume in Midtown Manhattan’s New Entertainment Destination

NEW YORK, May 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The energy of New York City was electric at the Hard Rock Hotel New York, as the new hospitality and entertainment destination hosted an exclusive opening event, featuring some of the biggest names in music, film and nightlife. World renowned artists including john legend and DJ Cassidy celebrated the hotel’s debut with intimate performances, while some of the most famous names in the entertainment industry graced the star-studded red carpet and enjoyed the launch of the brand’s newest hotel.

Hard Rock Hotel New York Opening Party

Animated with sensory experiences at every turn, each of the hotel’s distinct locations offered moments of discovery as attendees roamed the property. Guests entered the upscale NYY Steak while art and entertainment were taken to show off the stopping heights at RT60 with Artist and DJ Alec Monopoly paint a piece at auction. Sessions and the Rock Star Suite hosted sets from Chantel Jeffries and DJ Colman and all this before the headlining performance.

The marquee event and main show took place at The venue on Music Row. The evening began with a traditional blessing from the Seminole Tribe of Florida given by SR Tommiemember of the Seminole tribe and president of the world’s largest Native American creative agency, Redline Media Group. Kenan Thompson of Saturday Night Live fame played emcee and host, introducing key leadership for Hard Rock’s guitar party moment, with President of the Seminole Tribe of Florida Marcellus Osceola Jr.and representatives of the council of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

During the ceremonial guitar smash led by President of Hard Rock International (HRI) and CEO of Seminole Gaming, Jim AllenHRI pledged monetary donations of $100,000 each one has South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) and Y women of queens. The social purpose is the life of Hard Rock, a currency-based company – Love them all, serve them all, Take the time to be kind, save the planet and all is one. Hard Rock Hotel New York aims to continue this mission at the property level, working to improve lives, help the community, sustain the earth, and inspire the power of music along the way.

john legend christened The Venue stage as the first of many headliners to perform in the intimate space. After John Legend laid the groundwork, DJ Cassidy surprised guests with the New York the beginnings of his viral phenomenon turned into a television series “Pass the Mic Live” featuring three New York hip-hop icons, Nas, Busta Rimesand Fat Joe. Wowing the crowd for nearly 90 minutes, the legendary artists took to the stage throughout Cassidy’s electrifying set, performing some of the most iconic hip-hop records of all time, including “If I Ruled The World ” by Nas, “Busta Rhymes “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See” and Fat Joe’s”lean back.”

The party continued 34 stories above the skyline in the RT60 rooftop bar and terrace as Charlie Jordanand Zack Bia played back to back until dawn.

Hard Rock Hotel New York Grand Opening Ceremony photo assets are available here. For more information and reservations, go to www.hardrockhotels.com/new-york or follow on @hardrockhotelnyc.

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Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most recognized companies in the world with locations in 68 countries spanning 241 locations that include owned/licensed or managed hotels, casinos, Rock Shops®, performance venues and cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sports betting, retail sports betting and internet gaming platform. Starting with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock has the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic musical memorabilia with over 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the world. In 2021, Hard Rock received the award for Best Employer in the Travel and Leisure, Gaming and Entertainment Industry by Forbes, named the Best Managed Company in the United States by Deloitte Private and the Wall Street Journal and named JD Power’s Top Performing
Hotel Brand North. America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for the third consecutive year. In 2020, Hard Rock was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s Top Diversity Employers and one of the Top Employers for Women. Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos also received first place in the 2020 Casino Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group. Hard Rock destinations are located in international hub cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, Global Gaming’s 2020 Property of the Year. The brand is owned by HRI’s parent entity, The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.

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Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos is internationally recognized as a leader in the hospitality industry – offering world-class entertainment, contemporary designs, unparalleled service and unique branded amenities, catering to modern travelers seeking respite from the traditional, predictable hotel experiences. Driven by integrity, philanthropy and unparalleled guest experiences, the brand adorns 26 distinctive hotels and 9 hotels and casinos in the world’s most enviable destinations. Hard Rock Hotels offer incredible live music, dining options that make guests’ taste buds sing, head-to-toe wellness services and many other amenities, in addition to offering best in class protocols for health and safety that Hard Rock considers SAFE+ SOUND. For more information about Hard Rock Hotels, visit hardrockhotels.com.

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]]> Victorian hotel performance road to recovery; Accor calls for investing in events to accelerate the recovery of tourism https://jelato-donna.com/victorian-hotel-performance-road-to-recovery-accor-calls-for-investing-in-events-to-accelerate-the-recovery-of-tourism/ Wed, 11 May 2022 09:18:39 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/victorian-hotel-performance-road-to-recovery-accor-calls-for-investing-in-events-to-accelerate-the-recovery-of-tourism/ Accor, Australia’s largest hotel operator, has seen occupancy growth across its network of 66 hotels (10,200 rooms) in Victoria, but its urban and suburban properties are still impacted by the late resumption of business travel and meetings. The group’s Victorian hotels recorded an average occupancy rate of 60% from January to the end of April […]]]>

Accor, Australia’s largest hotel operator, has seen occupancy growth across its network of 66 hotels (10,200 rooms) in Victoria, but its urban and suburban properties are still impacted by the late resumption of business travel and meetings.

The group’s Victorian hotels recorded an average occupancy rate of 60% from January to the end of April 2022, with Victorian areas, such as Geelong and Daylesford, enjoying strong support from holidaymakers, with properties such as Novotel Geelong ahead of pre-pandemic levels.

By contrast, the slow return of workers to Melbourne’s CBD has limited occupancy rates at most hotels in the city, with the exception of the recent Grand Prix weekend, which saw most Accor hotels operate at 89% occupancy.

A recent analysis by the Property Council of Australia found that while Melbourne CBD office occupancy doubled in the March quarter, it was still only tracking 32% capacity, compared to 41% in Sydney, 48% in Brisbane and 61% in Adelaide.

With the opening of interstate and international borders, Accor anticipates a strong performance for the five new additions it added to its Victorian network in 2021: Mantra Traralgon, Mercure Melbourne Doncaster, Peppers Marysville, The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood and Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne Spencer Street, the first Mövenpick-branded property in Victoria.

Accor will add the 275-room Mercure Melbourne South Bank to its collection in the second half of 2022, following the recent agreement with Salter Brothers for Accor to manage 10 properties currently under the Travelodge brand.

In the pipeline, Accor also plans to add new hotels in Richmond, Hawthorn, Malvern and Latrobe, as well as Novotel and ibis Styles hotels at Melbourne Airport, 25hours Melbourne and SO/Melbourne.

Accor Pacific General Manager Sarah Derry said: “Between 2021 and 2025, we are opening fourteen hotels in Victoria, representing an investment of over $700 million by various owners. This will create approximately 600 jobs, while strengthening the city’s attractiveness and the quality of available housing.

Ms Derry said CBD hotels’ performance at events such as Formula 1 races and the Melbourne Comedy Festival had been encouraging.

“When cities host major events such as the Grand Prix, we see a significant increase in bookings. The Grand Prix is ​​one of the biggest sports entertainment events in the world, showcasing Melbourne, Australia and the Pacific at large, as highly inspiring and desirable destinations for the rest of the world,” said Mrs. Derry.

“The return of full AFL crowds has also been encouraging, and festivals and events are attracting holidaymakers to hotels across the city. The Victorian government deserves kudos for bringing the Commonwealth Games to life in 2026, and next year’s 114th Rotary International Convention is expected to draw more than 20,000 visitors. »

“Victoria State Government stimulus packages, such as the Victoria Travel Voucher Scheme, have been successful in stimulating demand, and we believe the travel scheme has had a significant positive impact over the of the Easter period. Another successful measure is the Midweek Melbourne Money initiative which supports bars and restaurants. Over 300,000 claims have been made since the program began on March 7, 2022. This helps create a vibrancy in the city that attracts hotel guests.

“Corporate and business meetings are slowly resuming, but there is still a long way to go.”

“Continued investment in sporting, arts and cultural events is essential, as it creates jobs and supports local businesses.”

“Most hotel and tourism operators in the city are still suffering from the impact of Covid on business operations. The pandemic has created a number of issues for the industry, including the ability to attract people who want to pursue careers in hospitality. »

“We employ over 2,100 workers in Victoria, but we are still trying to recruit for 160 positions which remain vacant.”

“From an immediate point of view, we need a return of skilled and unskilled workers, as well as a rapid increase in international students. The tourism and hospitality industry is a dynamic and rewarding industry, and to attract talent we need people to be convinced that this is a sustainable career path, which offers the opportunity incredible career development that opens doors all over the world.”

“It’s not stressed enough, but tourism is one of the main drivers of Australia’s economic growth, with domestic and international tourism spending totaling $122 billion in the pre-Covid financial year. In the same year, Australia generated $60.8 billion in gross domestic product from direct tourism.

“Investment by local and international companies in upgrading existing hotels and building new ones has been unprecedented over the past five years. Melbourne now has world-class hotels both in the city center and, increasingly, in the larger regional suburbs, which have been vital to the sustainability of local communities.”

“These investments require active and positive government support at all levels, our industry continues to face major challenges and is far from returning to pre-Covid levels.”

About Accor

Accor is a world leading hotel group made up of more than 5,300 establishments and 10,000 restaurants in 110 countries. The group has one of the most diverse and integrated hotel ecosystems in the industry, comprising more than 40 brands of luxury, premium, midscale and budget hotels, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor’s unrivaled position in lifestyle hospitality – one of the industry’s fastest growing categories – is led by Ennismore, a joint venture, in which Accor holds a majority stake. Ennismore is a creative hospitality company with a global collective of entrepreneurial, founder-driven brands with purpose at their heart. Accor has an unrivaled portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 260,000 employees worldwide. Members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program – ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a daily life companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group focuses on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusiveness. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States. For more information, visit group.accor.com or follow Accor on TwitterFacebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Claire Haigh
Accor Communications Director, Pacific
Accor

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Masks are mandatory, on stage, as Familie Flöz makes its American premiere in Montclair with ‘Hotel Paradiso’ https://jelato-donna.com/masks-are-mandatory-on-stage-as-familie-floz-makes-its-american-premiere-in-montclair-with-hotel-paradiso/ Fri, 06 May 2022 16:49:52 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/masks-are-mandatory-on-stage-as-familie-floz-makes-its-american-premiere-in-montclair-with-hotel-paradiso/ PHOTOS MARINA LEVITSKAYA Familie Floz presents “Hotel Paradiso” at Montclair State University, until May 8. They’re works of art in themselves: the masks the actors wear in “Hotel Paradiso,” which runs as part of the Peak Performances series at Montclair State University’s Kasser Theater until August 8. may. Created by Thomas Rascher and Hajo Schüler, […]]]>

PHOTOS MARINA LEVITSKAYA

Familie Floz presents “Hotel Paradiso” at Montclair State University, until May 8.

They’re works of art in themselves: the masks the actors wear in “Hotel Paradiso,” which runs as part of the Peak Performances series at Montclair State University’s Kasser Theater until August 8. may. Created by Thomas Rascher and Hajo Schüler, they are unrealistic but still seem deeply human: their eyes stare quizzically at the audience, inviting the audience to wonder what is going on in the mind behind them.

These masks have nothing to do with the pandemic. Members of the Berlin-based Familie Flöz theater company have been using face coverings like these for decades. Formed in the 90s, Familie Flöz have performed in over 40 countries, although this is their first production in the United States. The race was originally scheduled for May 2020, but the US debut had to be postponed, for obvious reasons.

“Hotel Paradiso,” directed by Michael Vogel, is set in a run-down family hotel where the staff range from barely competent to downright criminal and the guests are often just as eccentric and/or suspicious. Four actors — Marina Rodriguez Llorente, Sebastian Kautz, Daniel Matheus, and Thomas Rascher — each play multiple characters, pacing back and forth in the hotel’s busy lobby. Among them are a cook who seems to spend most of his time disposing of bodies and a maid who regularly robs hotel guests.

“Hotel Paradiso” included a musical number after the arcs.

The actors don’t talk, which leads to a few confusing moments, where it’s hard to figure out what’s going on. But most of the time it’s pretty easy to follow. Some of what happens at the hotel is dark and mysterious. But much of “Hotel Paradiso” is pure slapstick.

Ultimately, however, there isn’t much of a story here (or, at least, there wasn’t one that I could decipher). The entertainment value of “Hotel Paradiso” derives primarily from its wonderful masks, of course, and also from a few amusing, skillfully executed segments that really would be just as entertaining isolated from the rest of the show. In one, the elderly matriarch of the family that runs the hotel climbs onto a chair to dust. In another, two clumsy police officers fail to catch the thief they are pursuing as he hides in a rolled-up carpet – which the officers continue to step over cautiously. (You can see parts of those segments, and more, in the video below.)

A cool little bonus, the actors play an instrumental song after bowing out, forming a makeshift orchestra with an accordion, spoon and bells.

Peak Performances specializes in innovative works of various genres. “Hotel Paradiso” has a lighter tone than most shows presented in this series over the years, but is equally unique, creating its own world, with its own set of artistic rules.

The remaining performances of “Hotel Paradiso” will take place at the Kasser Theater at Montclair State University on May 6 at 7:30 p.m., May 7 at 8 p.m. and May 8 at 3 p.m. Visit peakperfs.org.

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Huge project on the Las Vegas Strip takes over a condemned former hotel https://jelato-donna.com/huge-project-on-the-las-vegas-strip-takes-over-a-condemned-former-hotel/ Sun, 01 May 2022 17:15:19 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/huge-project-on-the-las-vegas-strip-takes-over-a-condemned-former-hotel/ The Las Vegas Strip isn’t just about casinos. Of course, this famous 4.2-mile stretch of road takes its identity from the towering Caesars Entertainment (CZR) – Get the report from Caesars Entertainment Inc.MGM Resorts International (MGM) – Get MGM Resorts International ReportWynn Resorts (WYNN) – Get Wynn Resorts, Limited Reportand other iconic casinos, offer so […]]]>

The Las Vegas Strip isn’t just about casinos. Of course, this famous 4.2-mile stretch of road takes its identity from the towering Caesars Entertainment (CZR) – Get the report from Caesars Entertainment Inc.MGM Resorts International (MGM) – Get MGM Resorts International ReportWynn Resorts (WYNN) – Get Wynn Resorts, Limited Reportand other iconic casinos, offer so much more.

You have an arena, of course, T-Mobile Arena which hosts the Las Vegas Golden Knights NHL team as well as concerts, and countless other music and/or performance venues which host everything from headliners like Celine Dion or Adele to big names DJs, classic artists and Las Vegas icons like Wayne Newton or Carrot Top.

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Disney Announces Upcoming Makeovers for Disneyland Attractions, Downtown Disney and Pixar-Themed Hotel https://jelato-donna.com/disney-announces-upcoming-makeovers-for-disneyland-attractions-downtown-disney-and-pixar-themed-hotel/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 17:48:43 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/disney-announces-upcoming-makeovers-for-disneyland-attractions-downtown-disney-and-pixar-themed-hotel/ ANAHEIM, CA – Many magical new experiences are coming to Disneyland California! Disney announced Thursday that the resort’s Paradise Pier Hotel will soon undergo a makeover to give it a new Pixar theme. The reimagining will “weave Pixar art” throughout the space, including the iconic Pixar lamp balanced on its ball in the lobby, as […]]]>
ANAHEIM, CA – Many magical new experiences are coming to Disneyland California!

Disney announced Thursday that the resort’s Paradise Pier Hotel will soon undergo a makeover to give it a new Pixar theme. The reimagining will “weave Pixar art” throughout the space, including the iconic Pixar lamp balanced on its ball in the lobby, as shown in concept renders.

A new walkway is also under construction to provide hotel guests with direct entry to Disney California Adventure Park.

Disney said guests can also expect a new kind of voice assistant that works alongside Alexa on Amazon Echo devices in hotel rooms. The company said “Hey Disney!” is intended to make visits more convenient and enjoyable later this year.

Starting in late summer, Disneyland Resort hotel guests will also be entitled to early entry into the parks.

Plus, more shopping and dining experiences are in the works for Downtown Disney.

These changes come as Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland is getting an all-new look, but will be closed for a year to do so. The attraction closed in March for an “ambitious reinvention” project and is set to reopen in early 2023.

The Walt Disney Co. is the parent company of this resort.

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Baton Rouge hotels are almost full for the Garth Brooks concert this weekend https://jelato-donna.com/baton-rouge-hotels-are-almost-full-for-the-garth-brooks-concert-this-weekend/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 19:59:33 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/baton-rouge-hotels-are-almost-full-for-the-garth-brooks-concert-this-weekend/ Garth Brooks during a 2018 concert at Notre Dame Stadium. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File) Country star Garth Brooks will draw more than 100,000 fans to Tiger Stadium this Saturday, and local hotels are nearly full for the event. The Crowne Plaza is 100% full for the weekend, general manager Scott Michelet said, […]]]>
Garth Brooks during a 2018 concert at Notre Dame Stadium. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)

Country star Garth Brooks will draw more than 100,000 fans to Tiger Stadium this Saturday, and local hotels are nearly full for the event.

The Crowne Plaza is 100% full for the weekend, general manager Scott Michelet said, as the hotel sold out soon after the concert was announced.

This weekend will be tied with Bayou Country Superfest or an LSU home game weekend, he says, in terms of visitor volume in the city,

The Renaissance still has a few rooms on Friday but is full Saturday night, general manager Nathaniel Tannehill said.

“It’s like a home game in Alabama,” he said.

The hotel has also been almost fully occupied for the past two weeks, Tannehill says, thanks to spring sports and the return of conventions.

“We hope this weekend will remind us that Baton Rouge is a place to visit,” he says, “whether for sport or entertainment.”

The concert has been generating excitement in the local hospitality industry for several months, and Visit Baton Rouge announced a $250,000 investment in the event in December.

The gig can create a precedent, says Paul Arrigo, President and CEO of VBR, and when an event like this is successful, future events become more possible. Although the concert will not be the three-day event that Bayou Country Superfest has been in the past, it is still a major concert that will set stadium attendance records.

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