Hotel complex – Jelato Donna http://jelato-donna.com/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 01:41:03 +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 Hotel complex – Jelato Donna http://jelato-donna.com/ 32 32 Marriott International Announces Four Chief Executive Appointments https://jelato-donna.com/marriott-international-announces-four-chief-executive-appointments/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 01:41:03 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/marriott-international-announces-four-chief-executive-appointments/ Marriott International has announced the appointment of four general managers to its Sydney and Melbourne portfolio, including three new general managers. Effective September, Bennath Evea joins Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde and Sudhir Yadav joins AC by Marriott Melbourne Southbank as first-time Managing Directors, while Scott MacDonald moves from Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde to […]]]>

Marriott International has announced the appointment of four general managers to its Sydney and Melbourne portfolio, including three new general managers. Effective September, Bennath Evea joins Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde and Sudhir Yadav joins AC by Marriott Melbourne Southbank as first-time Managing Directors, while Scott MacDonald moves from Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde to Four Points by Sheraton Sydney Central Park, and Michelle Scott joins Moxy Sydney Airport Hotel from October as first-time General Managers.

Sean Hunt, Regional Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Marriott International, said: “I congratulate our talented associates Bennath Evea, Sudhir Yadav, Scott MacDonald and Michelle Scott on their new appointments and look forward to seeing them grow and thrive in their new roles within the organization. All four associates have been part of Marriott’s internal training and development program which allows us to develop the skills of our high performing team members as they move into leadership positions.

Bennath and Michelle’s appointments add to the growing number of female general managers at Marriott in the region. Diversity and inclusion programs, as well as the representation of women in leadership positions are all key areas at Marriott International. Currently, 42% of Marriott hotel managers in the ANZP are women. Globally, Marriott International aims to achieve gender parity in all leadership positions globally by 2023, two years earlier than when it first set this goal.

Marriott International also operates within a people-centric culture, investing heavily in people and culture to ensure they are ready to lead and thrive. This includes the launch of an Australia-wide programme: ‘Life With the Works’ in February 2022, providing 2,500 associates with flexible access to personal and professional development opportunities, and offering training hours and unparalleled career progression opportunities. Similarly, the Marriott Development Academy is an integrated program that adopts a blended learning technique that empowers participants to take charge of their career development through a self-paced learning approach.

About the partners:

Bennath Evea, General Manager of Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde

Bennath began her career with Marriott International in 2008, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel as Assistant Banqueting Manager. Bennath has since held various leadership positions in event management within the Marriott portfolio since, at locations in London, Doha, Hanoi and Bangkok, and most recently as Food and Beverage Manager at The Stones Hotel, Legian Bali, Autograph Collection. During this time, Bennath worked on the opening of two halo hotels in the Asia-Pacific region, JW Marriott Hanoi and Bangkok Marriott Marquis.

Bennath will take on the role of General Manager of Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde from late September, joining her most recent role as Operations Manager at Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection, where she managed the property through historic restorations of the pier. In her new role, Bennath looks forward to continuing to contribute to the development and career progression of the associates she works with.

Sudhir Yadav, Managing Director of AC by Marriott Melbourne Southbank

Sudhir moved from Fiji to Melbourne to join the AC by Marriott Melbourne Southbank team as Managing Director. Most recently, Sudhir was Resort Hotel Manager for Sheraton Denarau Villas, Fiji and Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort, where he was instrumental in reopening the resort in March 2022 after a $55 million renovation.

His journey at Marriott began in 2007 as a Guest Service Agent at the Sydney Harbor Marriott Front Desk. In 2011, he was promoted to Front Desk Manager at Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde Sydney, then Rooms Manager at JW Marriott Gold Coast in 2014 before moving to Fiji. While in Fiji, Sudhir launched the Marriott Training Academy to help develop local talent, as well as establishing a partnership with the Mananuca Environment Society to spread the joy of a good trip through Good Travel initiatives. by Marriott Bonvoy.

Sudhir was the recipient of two Manager of the Year awards through Marriott International in 2013 and 2017, and recently earned the GM Certificate from the Marriott Development Academy.

Scott MacDonald, General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park

Scott began his career with Marriott International in 1999, at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast as Banquet Manager. Since then, he has held several positions at Marriott, including Food and Beverage Manager at Sheraton Grand Sydney, Hyde Park; Resort Director of Food and Beverage at Sheraton Fiji Resort and Golf Club, Sheraton Denarau Villas and Westin Resort & Spa Denarau Island; and Hotel Manager of Sheraton Resorts in Fiji.

Scott joins Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park from his last role as General Manager of Courtyard by Marriott, North Ryde – where he took the hotel to new heights while tackling the challenges of the pandemic and renovating the supply of food and drink products.

Michelle Scott, General Manager of Moxy Sydney Airport Hotel

With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry in operational and commercial disciplines, Michelle has extensive experience working in hotels in their pre-opening and opening phases. Michelle first joined Marriott International in 2007 and has since been a key driver of business strategy and sales team leader for Courtyard by Marriott Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa and Brisbane Marriott Hotel.

In 2017, Michelle opened the highly acclaimed Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay. She then returned to Brisbane in 2018 to successfully open The Westin Brisbane while overseeing the Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane in a complex role as Director of Sales and Marketing, a period during which the brands incorporated the Starwood heritage into the Marriott systems. In the same year, she received the Asia Pacific Brand, Marketing, Loyalty and PR Special Achievement Leader of the Year Award for Marriott International.

Michelle now brings her expertise to the Moxy Sydney Airport hotel team as it prepares to open in 2023, joining her most recent role as Executive Assistant Manager – Sales and Marketing at The Westin Brisbane and Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane. Having mentored and developed associates across multiple disciplines throughout her career, Michelle brings her passion for people and multidisciplinary leadership experience to Moxy Sydney Airport to lead the team in driving innovation and the customer experience.

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4 upcoming developments in Mesa include a surf park and a library https://jelato-donna.com/4-upcoming-developments-in-mesa-include-a-surf-park-and-a-library/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 14:02:12 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/4-upcoming-developments-in-mesa-include-a-surf-park-and-a-library/ Surfers are testing the waves in a Mesa lagoon, the city’s iconic Mekong Plaza is expanding, several apartment complexes are being built downtown, and a library is in the works for Southeast Mesa. Here are some of the notable projects underway in the greater Phoenix suburb. Here is an overview of each. Surfing at Cannon […]]]>

Surfers are testing the waves in a Mesa lagoon, the city’s iconic Mekong Plaza is expanding, several apartment complexes are being built downtown, and a library is in the works for Southeast Mesa.

Here are some of the notable projects underway in the greater Phoenix suburb.

Here is an overview of each.

A surfer tests the waves at Cannon Beach, which has completed construction of half of its surf lagoon.

Surfing at Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach Lagoon, at the southeast corner of Warner and Power roads, is halfway through construction. It should open next summer, along with shops and restaurants.

The $220 million development is expected to span 40 acres and include amenities such as a pump bike path and a hotel.

But the focal point is the 55-meter surf lagoon, which should appeal to surfers from beginners to pros.

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Twin Bridges Hospitality Hires President https://jelato-donna.com/twin-bridges-hospitality-hires-president/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 13:24:40 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/twin-bridges-hospitality-hires-president/ Read the latest roundup of US-based hiring and promotions in the hospitality industry. Jillian Katcher PresidentTwin Bridges HospitalityAugust 18, 2022New rentalExperience: Katcher comes to Twin Bridges Hospitality from his most recent role as co-head of hotel investments at Cascade Asset Management Co., the investment office of the Gates family and the Bill & Melinda Gates […]]]>

Read the latest roundup of US-based hiring and promotions in the hospitality industry.



Jillian Katcher

President
Twin Bridges Hospitality
August 18, 2022
New rental
Experience: Katcher comes to Twin Bridges Hospitality from his most recent role as co-head of hotel investments at Cascade Asset Management Co., the investment office of the Gates family and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust. In this role since 2019, she focused on managing the company’s interests in Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.


Senior Vice President of Technical Services
SH Hotels and Resorts
August 18, 2022
New rental
Experience: Sheldon has been part of the development, design and construction leadership team at Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants for nearly 20 years. Beyond that, brands he has impacted with his expertise include Thompson Hotels, Tommie Hotels, Destination Hotels and Resorts, Joie de Vivre Hotels and Alila Resorts.


Gabriel Coy

Vice President and General Counsel
Vingt-quatre-seven Hotels
August 17, 2022
New rental
Experience: Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven, Coy was lead counsel at the law firm Coy, where he focused on providing commercial and employment legal services to small and medium-sized businesses.


Noha Abdalla

Marketing Director
Choice Hotels International
August 15, 2022
New rental
Experience: Abdalla joins Choice Hotels from MyEyeDr. — a Goldman Sachs-backed optical company with more than 800 locations nationwide — where she served as chief marketing officer.


Senior Vice President, Sales Organization
Loews Hotels & Co.
August 15, 2022
Promotion
Experience: Most recently, Davis served as vice president of Loews’ sales organization, where she was responsible for sales strategy and led sales efforts post-pandemic and recovery of the 26-hotel company.


Marketing Director
SH Hotels and Resorts
August 15, 2022
New rental
Experience: Stoeckl has held leadership positions at Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International, including Global Brand Leader and Vice President at Marriott.


Executive Chairman
McNeill Investment Group
August 11, 2022
Experience: McNeill, Jr. founded McNeill Hotel Company in 2014 and served as CEO before stepping down in August. He was previously executive vice president of Equity Inns and held senior management positions in the hotel group of Goldman Sachs and Pillar Hotels and Resorts.


Chris Ropko

Chairman and CEO and Managing Director
McNeill Investment Group
August 11, 2022
Promotion
Experience: Ropko has served as Chief Financial Officer of McNeill since joining the company in 2018. Prior to joining McNeill, he served as Managing Director at RobertDouglas.



Alison Mitchell

General director
The Art Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Denver, Colorado
August 18, 2022
New rental
Experience: Prior to joining The Art Hotel Denver, Mitchell held a General Manager position at the Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station, managed by Davidson Hospitality.


station manager
Turtle Bay Complex
Kahuku, Hawaii
August 16, 2022
New rental
Experience: Prior to joining Turtle Bay, Woofter served as Room Manager for Omni Dallas and Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA.


General director
Portofino Hotel and Marina
Redondo Beach, California
August 15, 2022
New rental
Experience: A former general manager of the Mosaic Hotel complex, as well as Maison 140 in Beverly Hills, Berry brings more than a decade of hospitality experience to his new position.


David Duron

General director
Pendry San Diego
San Diego, California
August 15, 2022
Promotion
Experience: Since joining Pendry San Diego in 2019 as Director of Operations, Duran has been instrumental in overseeing the operations of the rooms division and the hotel’s many outlets, including the collection of six unique restaurants and bars.


Kristin Assad

General Manager and Vice President
Drover Hotel
Fort Worth, TX
August 2, 2022
New rental
Experience: Most recently, Assad served as Regional Vice President of Operations for Coury Hospitality. Assad has held key management positions for several renowned players in the luxury hotel industry, including Omni Hotels & Resorts, as well as independent hotels, The Joule and The Lumen Hotel.


Ryan Thomas

Deputy General Director
Drover Hotel
Fort Worth, TX
August 2, 2022
New rental
Experience: Thomas has experience that spans from brand strategy to operations and has held positions such as Executive Director of Operations, Director of Business Optimization and Brand Planner in the luxury hospitality industry.



Virginia Rojas

Director of Sales and Marketing
The Ritz Carlton, Boston
Boston, MA
August 15, 2022
New rental
Experience: Rojas joins the Ritz-Carlton in Boston from the new Ritz-Carlton in Mexico City, where she was part of the pre-opening consulting team, leading a three-year opening plan as Director of Sales and marketing. Previously, she spent six years at W Bogota as Sales Manager, Corporate Travel Sales Manager and Account Manager.


Alexie Estrade

Resort Marketing Director
Drover Hotel
Fort Worth, TX
August 2, 2022
New rental
Experience: Estrada brings over 10 years of luxury marketing and social media experience to her role at Hotel Drover. Throughout her career, Estrada has launched social platforms, overseen the day-to-day execution of content strategy, managed events, integrated marketing plans, and helped develop new brands.



Samuel Diaz

Executive Chef
Mercy Me at Yours Truly DC Hotel
washington d.c.
August 17, 2022
New rental
Experience: Diaz’x past experience includes cooking at Michelin star restaurants Martin Berasategui and Pollen Street Social in Europe.


Executive Chef
Carrefour Hotel
Kansas City, Missouri
August 17, 2022
New rental
Experience: In addition to being trained by Michelin-starred chefs, Wells-Morgan has held executive chef positions at Market at Meadowbrook, Les Bourgeois Bistro and Winery, Grand Street Dining and award-winning Verbena Restaurant.


Food and Beverage Director
Turtle Bay Complex
Kahuku, Hawaii
August 16, 2022
New rental
Experience: Hanano has won numerous awards throughout his career, including Manager of the Year at Mauna Kea Resort and Young’s Market Company.


David Mitchell

Executive Chef
Cedarbrook Lodge
Seattle, Washington
August 10, 2022
Return Rental
Experience: Most recently, Mitchell served as Executive Chef at the Heathman Hotel in Kirkland. Mitchell was previously head chef for Cedarbrook Lodge.



Danielle Boyle

Commercial director
Hotel del Coronado
San Diego, California
August 2, 2022
New rental
Experience: Most recently, Boyles served as Director of Sales and Marketing at Grand Hyatt Vail, during which time she focused on repositioning the property post-pandemic, rebuilding sales and marketing teams , creating innovative programming and executing special events to establish Hyatt’s newest resort in the Vail Valley.


Elga Sickle

Vice President for People and Culture
Drover Hotel
Fort Worth, TX
August 2, 2022
New rental
Background: Prior to joining the Drover Hotel team, Sickler served as Director of People and Culture for Makeready, an organization specializing in hotel branding, design and operations, restaurants, retail stores, etc.

To be included in an upcoming list of Hotel News Now hirings and promotions in the US, email Associate Editor Trevor Simpson here.

Back to Hotel News Now homepage.

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Is James March a real person? AHS: Hotel Inspiration Explained https://jelato-donna.com/is-james-march-a-real-person-ahs-hotel-inspiration-explained/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/is-james-march-a-real-person-ahs-hotel-inspiration-explained/ American Horror Story: Hotel introduced the cursed residents of the Hotel Cortez, including its designer, James March (Evan Peters) – but was he a real person, or who did he draw inspiration from? Since its premiere on FX in 2011, american horror story has become one of TV’s most successful and popular shows, and it […]]]>

American Horror Story: Hotel introduced the cursed residents of the Hotel Cortez, including its designer, James March (Evan Peters) – but was he a real person, or who did he draw inspiration from? Since its premiere on FX in 2011, american horror story has become one of TV’s most successful and popular shows, and it shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. In more than ten seasons, american horror story explored different settings, creatures, fears, and legends through a combination of fictional characters, fictionalized versions of real people, and others based on infamous real-life people.

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As american horror story is an anthology series, each season is treated as a standalone miniseries, although the series has evolved, different characters and events have been referenced or featured in other seasons, forming a AHS connected universe. Each season covers a different horror theme, setting, and creature or fear, and for its fifth season, AHS took audiences to a very peculiar hotel inhabited by vampires and a variety of ghosts. Title American Horror Story: Hotel, this season centered around the Hotel Cortez in California, as homicide detective John Lowe (Wes Bentley) moved into room 64 after a complex homicide case put his family in danger. Once there, he quickly realized that this was no normal hotel, and he keeps a variety of dark and dangerous secrets, mostly related to the Countess (Lady Gaga), the hotel’s owner. who is also a vampire, but not in the traditional style of these creatures.

Related: American Horror Story: How Season 10’s Vampires Compare To Hotel Villains

Hotel also featured James Patrick March, the designer of the Hotel Cortez and husband of the Countess, who had a very dark past that further plagued the hotel. It is through him that Hotel introduced some of the most infamous serial killers, as he used to dine with them the night before Halloween, but a question arose: is James March also based on a real serial killer, or is it completely fictional?


American Horror Story: Hotel – The Real James March Explained

James March was a wealthy oil businessman and serial killer, who used his money to build the Hotel Cortez. March had a very specific vision for the hotel by constructing various secret rooms and hidden hallways in an effort to use the hotel to hide all evidence of his many murders. March is the one who started the Ten Commandments murders, which were later taken over by John Lowe. Within the universe of American Horror Story: HotelMarch is one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, and the ghosts of many of his victims are trapped in the hotel – but so is he, as he killed himself in his office before the police can stop him, and he has dinner once a month with the Countess.

James March was reportedly based on serial killer and real-life con man HH Holmes, who bought an empty lot and began building a two-story mixed-use building, complete with apartments and commercial space. In 1892 he added a third floor and told investors he would use it as a hotel, but that part was never completed. The press referred to the building as “Murder Castle” as there were rumors that Holmes lured strangers into the hotel to kill them, but there is no evidence of this, and they also claimed that the building had secret torture chambers, trapdoors, gas chambers and a crematorium in the basement, but that was not true. What is true, however, is that Holmes killed various people, including his mistresses and his business partner, Benjamin Pitezel, the latter being the only murder for which he was convicted and sentenced to death. The exact number of HH Holmes’ victims is unknown as he confessed to 27 murders, but some of these people were still alive and he constantly gave conflicting accounts of his life. All of those HH Holmes rumors and stories came to life in American Horror Story: Hotel by James March, but unlike the Hotel Cortez, Holmes Castle is no longer standing, as it was destroyed by fire shortly after Holmes’ arrest.

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Video appears to show Blueface fighting Chrisean Rock’s father https://jelato-donna.com/video-appears-to-show-blueface-fighting-chrisean-rocks-father/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 20:39:32 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/video-appears-to-show-blueface-fighting-chrisean-rocks-father/ It looks like Blueface and Chrisean Rock can’t escape the drama. Weeks after the pair were involved in a physical altercation, a newly emerged video appears to show the “Thotiana” rapper fighting Chrisean’s father. The surveillance footage, posted by TMZ, was captured Friday night when the couple met Chrisean’s family. The outlet reports that the […]]]>

It looks like Blueface and Chrisean Rock can’t escape the drama.

Weeks after the pair were involved in a physical altercation, a newly emerged video appears to show the “Thotiana” rapper fighting Chrisean’s father. The surveillance footage, posted by TMZ, was captured Friday night when the couple met Chrisean’s family. The outlet reports that the parties gathered around 6:30 p.m. outside the Four Seasons hotel in Baltimore and began having a tense conversation.

It is unclear what exactly the parties were discussing; however, the video appears to show a man – presumably Chrisean’s father – punching Blueface without warning. The rapper stumbles backwards and begins throwing hands before other onlookers get involved; however, moments later the initial attacker is seen walking away before Blueface comes from behind and knocks him out.

Chrisean confirmed the altercation via Instagram, writing, “So my boyfriend knocked my dad out. My family business didn’t go well, I don’t even know what’s going on.

Blueface also addressed the incident on social media: “I’m her daddy now,” he wrote, along with a crying and laughing emoji.

Chrisean eventually returned to Twitter to defend Blueface’s actions. She claimed that her father had been absent for many years and was also abusive towards her mother.

“The same daddy [that] got knocked out was the same guy who tied my mom up in the woods just to beat her because she screamed so loud in the house when he beat her in front of us,” she wrote in a deleted tweet from. “So he went out of his way to damage my whole family, that same father I met when I was seven. Someone was supposed to knock out n***a a long time ago.

Baltimore police say TMZ officers arrived at the scene for disorderly conduct and assault. It appears that no charges have been filed.

The incident comes more than a month after a viral video showed a physical altercation between Blueface and Chrisean. A few weeks later, Chrisean was reportedly arrested for allegedly punching Blueface in Arizona.

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Josh Hamlin has been named Food and Beverage Manager at the Hartness Hotel in Greenville https://jelato-donna.com/josh-hamlin-has-been-named-food-and-beverage-manager-at-the-hartness-hotel-in-greenville/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 14:14:35 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/josh-hamlin-has-been-named-food-and-beverage-manager-at-the-hartness-hotel-in-greenville/ Hay Creek Hotels announces Josh Hamlin as Food and Beverage Manager at the Hartness Hotel in Greenville, SC. In this role, he will oversee food and beverage service at The Hartness Hotel to include the fine dining restaurant Patterson Kitchen + Bar, The Captain, an intimate bar located inside the Hartness Mansion, the full-service H […]]]>

Hay Creek Hotels announces Josh Hamlin as Food and Beverage Manager at the Hartness Hotel in Greenville, SC. In this role, he will oversee food and beverage service at The Hartness Hotel to include the fine dining restaurant Patterson Kitchen + Bar, The Captain, an intimate bar located inside the Hartness Mansion, the full-service H Spa and over 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Boutique hotel Conveniently located within the award-winning 449-acre community of Hartness, The Hartness Hotel will provide a luxurious and idyllic retreat close to downtown Greenville. The Hartness Hotel is slated to open this winter, and the property’s debut will mark Hay Creek Hotels’ first property in northern South Carolina.

As Director of Dining, Hamlin will lead the dining program at The Hartness Hotel, including building the culinary service teams to deliver a superior and distinctive dining experience at all of the property’s restaurants. He will also collaborate with Executive Chef Tanner Marino to create menus for Patterson Kitchen + Bar, The Captain and Spa H, in addition to banquet menus.

Hamlin brings with him nearly two decades of experience managing foodservice operations for several notable hotels and resorts. He arrived at the Hartness Hotel most recently from Spring Hill Suites Marriott & Towneplace Suites in Winter Garden, Florida, where he served as the Complex Manager of Food and Beverage for the 496-room, 7,000-square-foot resort. of meeting space. Hamlin is no stranger to Greenville and his experience also includes working at Aloft Greenville Downtown where he was integral to its pre-opening and opening success as Food and Beverage Manager. At Aloft, Hamlin also oversaw the development of menus, recipes and signature cocktails for W XYZ® Bar and Re:fuel.

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Accor secures dual development in the Philippines https://jelato-donna.com/accor-secures-dual-development-in-the-philippines/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 06:03:13 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/accor-secures-dual-development-in-the-philippines/ Pictured: Garth Simmons, CEO, Accor Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea and Daesik Han, Chief Executive Officer, Hann Philippines, Inc. Accor is strengthening its presence in the Philippines with the signing of two new establishments in Clark, which will open in 2025. The dual site agreement with Hann Resorts will bring the well-established partnership to […]]]>

Pictured: Garth Simmons, CEO, Accor Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea and Daesik Han, Chief Executive Officer, Hann Philippines, Inc.

Accor is strengthening its presence in the Philippines with the signing of two new establishments in Clark, which will open in 2025.

The dual site agreement with Hann Resorts will bring the well-established partnership to six hotels in the city.

Built-in luxury

Located in the luxury integrated complex Hann Lux, the two new hotels will be called Sofitel Clark and Emblems Clark. The Sofitel Clark will include 300 rooms while the Emblems Clark will include 200 rooms.

Both will include all-day dining and specialty dining, as well as pools, spas, fitness centers, meeting and conference spaces, and executive lounges.

iconic meaning

Garth Simmons, CEO of Accor, Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea, said: “We are proud to extend our strategic relationship with Hann as part of this historic multi-agreement signing. This reaffirms the trust owners place in Accor, our relationship-driven approach to partners, and the popularity of our brands fueled by strong distribution and lifestyle loyalty platforms. We are also delighted and extremely proud to present two very special properties to the dynamic Clark. Sofitel Clark and Emblems Clark will both bring an iconic sense of luxury to Hann Lux, and we are thrilled to work with our valued partners, Hann Philippines, to bring their unique vision to life.

Daesik Han, Chairman and CEO of Hann Philippines Inc (HPI) added, “We are delighted to further expand our partnership with Accor, a global leader in the hospitality industry. Having Sofitel Clark and Emblems Clark at Hann Lux will surely make it a famous destination, attracting tourists not only from all over the Philippines but also from all over the world.

Promising pipeline

In 2019, Accor and Hann signed multi-agreements for Banyan Tree Clark, Angsana Clark, Mercure Clark and Swissôtel Clark. The first phase of Swissôtel Clark launched in February 2022, with the larger resort set to debut later this year, with 372 rooms and five lively restaurants and bars.

Accor currently has 10 hotels in operation in the Philippines across three regions and a pipeline of 14 committed projects across the country, including the 195-room Sofitel Cebu City, the 200-key Pullman Manila at Primex Tower and the upcoming Pullman Davao.

The Sofitel family now has more than 120 hotels in 47 countries with more than 20 hotels in the pipeline, while the recently launched luxury Emblems collection is targeting 60 openings worldwide by 2030.

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China sends students to quarantine under zero-COVID https://jelato-donna.com/china-sends-students-to-quarantine-under-zero-covid/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 04:25:24 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/china-sends-students-to-quarantine-under-zero-covid/ BEIJING (AP) — Nearly 500 students from China’s First College for Broadcast Journalists have been sent to a quarantine center after a handful of COVID-19 cases were detected in their dormitory. The 488 students of the Communication University of China, along with 19 teachers and five assistants, were transferred by bus from Friday evening. Quarantining […]]]>

BEIJING (AP) — Nearly 500 students from China’s First College for Broadcast Journalists have been sent to a quarantine center after a handful of COVID-19 cases were detected in their dormitory.

The 488 students of the Communication University of China, along with 19 teachers and five assistants, were transferred by bus from Friday evening.

Quarantining anyone deemed to have been in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus has been a mainstay of China’s “zero-COVID” policy. Quarantine centers include field hospitals, as well as converted stadiums and exhibition centers that have been criticized for overcrowding, poor hygiene and spoiled food.

As of last week, around 65 million Chinese residents were under control, despite only 1,248 new cases of domestic transmission reported on Sunday. Most of them were asymptomatic.

The shutdowns have sparked online protests and clashes with health workers and police, and taken a heavy toll on the economy, affecting global supply chains for electronics and other goods. A week-long lockdown in China’s biggest city, Shanghai, over the summer has sparked an exodus of migrant workers and foreign businesspeople, the repercussions of which have yet to be felt.

With the release of economic data this week, analysts will seek to understand how China’s handling of the pandemic is affecting economic activity in the world’s second-largest economy. The lockdowns have been accompanied by near-daily testing, travel restrictions and the suspension of classes at all levels.

China has continued the relentless enforcement of the policy, even as virtually every other country has sought to return to normal life with vaccines and drugs to fight the virus.

“Zero-COVID” is closely associated with President and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping, leading to accusations that the government has politicized a public health crisis. His administration rejected statements by the World Health Organization that the policy is unsustainable and refused to approve foreign vaccines that are widely considered more effective than those produced by Chinese companies.

Xi, who has not traveled abroad since the pandemic began in early 2020, has taken control of all the levers of power and set a confrontational tone for foreign policy, while sidelining or imprisoning his rivals. He has eliminated term limits for the presidency and is set to receive a third five-year term as communist leader at the party’s congress next month.

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Bears say they need help finishing stadium complex https://jelato-donna.com/bears-say-they-need-help-finishing-stadium-complex/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 06:08:30 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/bears-say-they-need-help-finishing-stadium-complex/ ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – The Chicago Bears say they will need taxpayer help if they want to build an enclosed suburban stadium that could host Super Bowl, Final Fours and college football playoff games and anchor a surrounding entertainment and residential complex. Chairman George McCaskey said the team would not seek public funding to build […]]]>

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – The Chicago Bears say they will need taxpayer help if they want to build an enclosed suburban stadium that could host Super Bowl, Final Fours and college football playoff games and anchor a surrounding entertainment and residential complex.

Chairman George McCaskey said the team would not seek public funding to build the stadium itself if the Bears complete the purchase of a 326-acre site in Arlington Heights, Ill., and decide to exit. SoldierField. But they would need help completing the rest of a multi-billion dollar project.

The Bears envision restaurants, retail, offices, housing, a hotel, fitness center, new parks, ponds and open spaces. McCaskey said the project could take more than 10 years.

“My family and I are not real estate developers,” McCaskey said Thursday. “We are not financiers. We are privileged to have a beloved football team which is an important community asset. We take this responsibility to heart. It is the passion of our life. We recognize what could be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

The Bears showcased their vision during a community presentation at a high school gymnasium in Arlington Heights. They also responded to questions submitted by participants.

McCaskey said he wasn’t sure how much the stadium would cost. President and CEO Ted Phillips, who is retiring after the season, said he doesn’t envision the Bears building one with a retractable roof. He also said capacity hasn’t been determined, though it’s larger than Soldier Field, which has 61,500 seats in the NFL.

The Bears said more specific details about the stadium would be revealed later. The focus on Thursday was on developing the rest of the property. Phillips said the project would cost nearly $5 billion and serve as an “economic engine” for the county, region and state “365 days a year.” A casino is not part of the plan.

They discussed access from the nearby highway, the commuter train station, and bike and walking paths. Closing the streets on event days is also part of the vision.

“We want to be good neighbors,” McCaskey said.

But without help from taxpayers to build the necessary infrastructure such as roads and sewers needed to develop the site, he said the project “will not be able to move forward”.

“If this project is finished, what do we get? McCaskey added. “A world-class home for the Chicago Bears after over 100 years of research. What do you get? A world-class facility, parks, accommodations, restaurants, hotel and other community improvements – and the 365-day-a-year economic impact of one of the largest construction projects in Illinois history.

The Bears reached a deal to buy the site of the former Arlington International Racetrack about 30 miles northwest of Soldier Field after owner Churchill Downs contacted them to buy the land. Phillips said the deal would likely be completed late this year or early 2023. He also said the Bears would not consider renovations at Soldier Field while they are under contract for the site, prompting the cheers of the crowd in a half-full gym. .

McCaskey said the Bears, under his grandfather and franchise founder George Halas, tried to buy the land in the 1970s. Even if a deal is made this time around, he insisted on the fact that there was no guarantee that the Bears would develop the site. And if they did, they would need taxpayers’ help.

The Bears say the construction would create more than 48,000 jobs, as well as an economic impact of $9.4 billion for the region and provide $3.9 billion in income for workers. The Bears estimated the completed project would create 9,750 long-term jobs, $1.4 billion in annual economic impact, and $601 million a year in income for workers.

The Bears also said this week that the project would generate $16 million in annual tax revenue, in addition to property taxes for Arlington Heights, $9.8 million for Cook County and $51.3 million for the State of Illinois.

“It’s more than just a stadium. It’s a development rooted in the stadium,” Phillips said.

Soldier Field has been the Bears’ home since 1971. The team played at Wrigley Field from 1921 to 1970, and if a new stadium is built, the franchise would have its name on the mortgage for the first time.

If the deal fails?

“Right now we don’t have a plan B,” Phillips said.

Soldier Field, the lakeside stadium owned by the Chicago Park District, underwent a $690 million makeover in 2002 that forced the team to play home games at the University of Illinois and eventually led to the loss of its National Historic Landmark designation.

The interior was demolished, replaced by a flying saucer-like structure dominated by cantilevered glass over the famous Greek and Romanesque colonnades. The clash of styles drew criticism and the renovation reduced seating for Bears games.

“We have a long way to go,” McCaskey said.

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Where are the projects on Northbank, Southbank https://jelato-donna.com/where-are-the-projects-on-northbank-southbank/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 20:58:47 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/where-are-the-projects-on-northbank-southbank/ JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – Many construction crews have the day off on Labor Day, but News4JAX shows you what some of them are working on in Jacksonville along Northbank and Southbank. News4JAX stepped out on Monday with the Sky 4 drone and provided an update on major projects around TIAA Bank Field and the St. Johns […]]]>

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – Many construction crews have the day off on Labor Day, but News4JAX shows you what some of them are working on in Jacksonville along Northbank and Southbank.

News4JAX stepped out on Monday with the Sky 4 drone and provided an update on major projects around TIAA Bank Field and the St. Johns River.

Northbank Development

Around the stadium, construction is underway on the Sports Performance Facility. This could be done by the start of the football season next year.

But, of course, what a lot of people encounter are the ongoing road projects in front of the stadium, like the Hart Freeway expansion. According to public works, this could be done by the end of October. This has caused a lot of confusion in the area because people just don’t know where to go.

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News4JAX Sky 4 shows an aerial overview of road projects underway near TIAA Bank Field. (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4Jax – All rights reserved.)

Crossing the street is a whole different story. This is where the new Jaguars luxury hotel and office is being built. The construction is already starting, and the hope is that and they hope that it could be completed by 2025.

Further down the street, there are other projects. The area near the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is going to see parks and museums. The Museum of Science and History is planning to move to the area, and this is being worked on. At this point, the Jacksonville Fire Museum moved to the area. There have been few delays, but the big problems are going to be with the USS Orleck. It was supposed to be moved down the river, but that didn’t happen.

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News4JAX Sky 4 provides an aerial overview of the area near the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4Jax – All rights reserved.)

Now there is concern as a report from the Downtown Investment Authority to the city says the deal with the city and Orleck is about to expire. They are working on plans to develop a site to house the ship’s museum, but there are still issues to be resolved.

The News4JAX Sky 4 drone captures an image of the USS Orleck. (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4Jax – All rights reserved.)

As for the MOSH, approval has been given to move the museum to Northbank, and site plan approval has been extended until March next year.

Further discussions are underway on the site where the old Duval County Courthouse and Old City Hall stood – known as Ford on Bay. There is now talk of adding a hotel or some type of hospitality option, as well as a housing estate

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News4JAX Sky 4 provides an aerial view of the site where the old Duval County Courthouse and Old City Hall stood. (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4Jax – All rights reserved.)

The location of the former Jacksonville Landing will be a major development site down the line. Park plans are being drawn up to go along with this controversial law. By the end of the month, there are also private development projects in this area, and there should be more details about it.

News4JAX Sky 4 shows an aerial view of the site of the former Jacksonville Landing. (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4Jax – All rights reserved.)

And these are just a few of the things happening on the Northbank. There are many other projects.

South Shore Projects

Across the river there are also significant waterfront developments on the south bank.

The Southbank is now a hubbub of building housing estates, apartment projects and parks.

At Friendship Fountain, construction has been going on for some time. It’s really hard to see because of the fence that has been erected around the landmark. The fountain has been tested and appears to be working, but now work is underway to develop the park area outside the fountain. It won’t be done until early next year.

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At Friendship Fountain, construction has been going on for some time. (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4Jax – All rights reserved.)

Additionally, there are plans to build more apartments near the site where the River City Brewing Company restaurant once stood. The DIA worked out the details with the developer for 327 apartments, as well as a restaurant and other amenities.

On the Southbank Riverwalk, you cannot walk on it to the end. It’s closed, with a barricade and works. News4JAX asked the city about this and what’s going on. He says it’s not his plan. He says the bulkhead was rebuilt by a housing complex. The Riverwalk will remain closed, likely until the end of the month, but the city says it will make this area much safer.

Part of the Southbank Riverwalk is closed. (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4Jax – All rights reserved.)

But the major project on the south shore is one you may not have seen. It’s Rivers Edge, which was once called the District. Construction has started and there will be a municipal park. At present. the city is working on infrastructure, and that’s going to be major for Jacksonville. Plans currently call for 950 residential units, a hotel and offices, as well as retail and a 125-slot marina. It could be completed in 2024.

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Construction has begun on Rivers Edge. (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4Jax – All rights reserved.)

So, while some of these projects are underway and others are under discussion, the hope is that a good majority of them will at least be completed within the next two years.

Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4JAX – All Rights Reserved.

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