This lemon poppyseed cake—with candied lemons on top—was baked for a friend’s birthday. “I try to make the cakes tell a little bit of a story, and this friend is super bright and sunny. This cake just fit her personality!” - Michelle Heston

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Michelle Heston, who is executive regional director of public relations at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, loves her job in marketing communications, but she also...
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Sarah Searls has spent the majority of her career working in analytics—first for America Online and Time Warner for nearly 10 years before moving...
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When influencer Andrew Glatt stayed at the Viceroy Chicago in November, neither the hotel’s Tesla Model X house car, its sprawling rooftop lounge, nor...
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Castell Project Releases Third Annual Women in Hospitality Industry Leadership Report

ATLANTA — Officials of Castell Project, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the careers of women professionals in the hospitality industry, today...
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Cassie Bond is now vice president of revenue strategy for Chesapeake Hospitality, where she will lead corporate and property-level revenue management, as well as...

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Heather McCrory, Accor CEO of North & Central America, was the recipient of the inaugural Castell Award in 2019.

Castell Project Opens Nominations for 2020 Castell Award

ATLANTA — Castell Project, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the careers of women professionals in the hospitality industry, today opened nominations...
Outrigger Hospitality Group to acquire Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

Outrigger to Acquire Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

HONOLULU — Outrigger Hospitality Group has signed a purchase and sale agreement to acquire the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, a...
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Dream Hotel Group Is Bringing its Lifestyle Brand to the Las Vegas Strip

NEW YORK — Hotel and brand management company Dream Hotel Group announced plans to debut its flagship lifestyle brand Dream Hotels in Las Vegas...

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