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City Sights, Marriott Gaslamp Quarter

City Sights, Marriott Gaslamp Quarter

In January, the Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, located in San Diego, expanded its Altitude Sky Lounge by adding a new indoor-outdoor venue called City Sights. Anny Rouillard, director of design at Stanford Hotels Corporation, the company that owns and operates the ...

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Puccini Group Puts Bets on Hotel Division

Puccini Group Puts Bets on Hotel Division

When Amy Jakubowski joined the Puccini Group in January as its new partner and managing director, she had big plans to help the restaurant-focused design firm expand into the boutique and lifestyle hotel space. Founded in 1996 by renowned restaurant ...

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Pressing the Reset Button on TripAdvisor

Pressing the Reset Button on TripAdvisor

For a hotel with less-than-desirable TripAdvisor reviews, a major renovation could offer a quick ticket to improving its online reputation. In July of last year, TripAdvisor updated its review removal policy to give hotels the opportunity to wipe out old ...

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Hotel Victor South Beach Bathrooms

Hotel Victor South Beach Bathrooms

After a five-month renovation, the Hotel Victor South Beach reopened in September with new guestrooms and a redesigned lobby and poolscape. The independent property is owned by the Nakash family of Jordache Enterprises (creators of Jordache Jeans) and was formerly ...

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Dolce’s Silverado Resort Lures Tourists with Culinary Event

Dolce’s Silverado Resort Lures Tourists with Culinary Event

At the annual Flavor Napa Valley Welcome Dinner—a six-course feast featuring California’s finest wines and food from famed chefs including Roy Choi, Michael Chiarello, and Masaharu Morimoto—John Evan’s plate remained largely untouched. The managing director of the Silverado Resort and ...

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