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Checking In: Alex Cabañas of Benchmark

Checking In: Alex Cabañas of Benchmark

Alex Cabañas, CEO of Benchmark Hospitality International, could not be in a better mood. Following the July 11 announcement that Benchmark and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts had merged, Cabañas is enjoying a well-deserved vacation in Vail, Colo., with family. As ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Kevin Dingle will rejoin Aimbridge Hospitality as the company’s senior vice president of development. Dingle previously worked with Aimbridge as director of development before working for Compass Lodging Advisors serving as the co-founder and principal for 13 years. Here’s a ...

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Omni Fort Worth Announces New Executive Chef

Omni Fort Worth Announces New Executive Chef

FORT WORTH, Texas—Omni Fort Worth Hotel announced today the appointment of Amol Agarwal as executive chef of the luxury downtown property. In this role, Agarwal will oversee the culinary operations for the property’s Bob’s Steak & Chop House, Cast Iron ...

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‘Opening Doors to Opportunity’ to Raise $8 Million for AH&LEF

‘Opening Doors to Opportunity’ to Raise $8 Million for AH&LEF

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) has publicly announced a capital initiative that will provide $8 million in funds for academic and professional development scholarships and critical industry research. As of September 26 the campaign, Opening Doors ...

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CHMWarnick CEO Capitalizes on Disruption

CHMWarnick CEO Capitalizes on Disruption

More than 20 years ago, on the Monday before Thanksgiving in 1990, Chad Crandell found himself unemployed, along with roughly 3,000 other employees who were let go as Laventhol & Horwath, the nation’s seventh largest accounting firm, prepared for bankruptcy. ...

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Industry Leaders Rock the Road

Industry Leaders Rock the Road

Seven years ago, Shirli Sensenbrenner, senior vice president of design and construction for Destination Hotels, was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. She has four kids, with the youngest at the time of diagnosis being in second grade. Her doctor initially ...

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