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AH&LEF Awards $730,500 in Hospitality Student Scholarships

AH&LEF Awards $730,500 in Hospitality Student Scholarships

Washington, D.C.—The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) awarded $730,500 through 380 scholarships to students studying hospitality. The Annual Scholarship Grant Program, the foundation’s largest, is co-administered with 71 universities and colleges. In 2015, 243 students, nominated by AH&LEF ...

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Hotel Contessa Announces New Executive Chef

Hotel Contessa Announces New Executive Chef

THE WOODLANDS, Texas—Benchmark Hospitality International has named Jeff Axline food and beverage director and executive chef for Hotel Contessa. Troy Mathews, general manager, made the announcement. Hotel Contessa is a Benchmark Resort located alongside the Riverwalk in San Antonio. “It ...

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Eric Danziger Appointed CEO of Trump Hotel Collection

Eric Danziger Appointed CEO of Trump Hotel Collection

The Trump Hotel Collection has appointed hospitality veteran Eric Danziger as its first chief executive officer. Danziger, who has more than four decades of experience in the industry, is charged with overseeing global operations, brand strategy, and the expansion of ...

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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Restaurants Name Management Team

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Restaurants Name Management Team

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—This September, the historic Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids will open its doors to The Kitchen and The Kitchen Counter by Wolfgang Puck, the newest culinary concepts from the award-winning chef. Featuring seating along the Grand ...

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Carlson Owner Shares Secret to a Happy Franchise Marriage

Carlson Owner Shares Secret to a Happy Franchise Marriage

In the mid-’70s, Leo Sand worked summers at a family-owned Friendship Inn. Today, Sand Companies, the construction, property management, and real estate development business he co-founded, owns and/or manages 19 properties, 16 of which are Country Inns & Suites by ...

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