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AHLEI Launches 3-D Virtual Hotel Simulation

AHLEI Launches 3-D Virtual Hotel Simulation

ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) offers a new experience for learners with the SLATE Hotel, an interactive, 3-D, high-fidelity virtual environment that takes players through the many responsibilities of a hotel general manager. SLATE stands for ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Summit Hotel Properties has announced that Kerry W. Boekelheide, founder and executive chairman, stepped down from his role effective July 30. He founded The Summit Group in 1991 and served as chief executive officer until 2010. He leaves his position ...

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Montage Kapalua Bay Names New Executive Chef

Montage Kapalua Bay Names New Executive Chef

KAPALUA BAY, Hawaii—Richard A. Holtzman, vice president, managing director at Montage Kapalua Bay, has announced the appointment of David Viviano as the new executive chef. Viviano oversees all culinary operations at the oceanfront resort on the island of Maui, Hawaii, ...

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Hotel Zephyr GM Creates Playful Guest Experience

Hotel Zephyr GM Creates Playful Guest Experience

“It’s a play day at Zephyr, how may I Zephyr you?” answers a cheerful woman with a Spanish accent. The unconventional phone greeting at Hotel Zephyr is likely to catch a first-time caller off guard. But that’s the exact reaction ...

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IHG Americas CEO Talks Strong Half-Year Results

IHG Americas CEO Talks Strong Half-Year Results

About six months have passed since Elie Maalouf became CEO of the Americas at InterContinental Hotels Group, and so far he’s visited more than 100 IHG-branded hotels, from Canada down to the tip of South America and everything in between. ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Laurie Hobbs has been named vice president of marketing at Marcus Hotels & Resorts. Bringing 30 years of experience in marketing communications in hospitality, she will provide leadership and management to operational areas including marketing, e-commerce, customer relationship marketing, advertising, ...

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