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Disaster update: Florida braces for Irma; Taj clear in India

Disaster update: Florida braces for Irma; Taj clear in India


Disaster update: Florida braces for Irma; Taj clear in India As Hurricane Irma unleashes its fury in the Caribbean on its path toward the U.S. mainland in Florida, HOTELS continues to reach out to hoteliers to learn about their preparations and recovery efforts. As of 11 a.m. on Friday Irma was expected to hit the Florida Keys and the Miami area by Saturday as a Category 4 hurricane. Trust Hospitality Chairman and CEO Richard Millard, based just outside Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, told HOTELS…

Hurricane Irma: How Hilton Caribe team beat the storm

Hurricane Irma: How Hilton Caribe team beat the storm


Hurricane Irma: How Hilton Caribe team beat the storm Irma was Pablo Torres’ seventh hurricane. But the general manager of the Hilton Caribe, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, still feels lucky and blessed that the Category 5 storm gave a narrow miss to the island, compared with the devastation it is wreaking elsewhere in the Caribbean. The 748-room hotel didn’t sustain much damage, he says – mostly landscaping, with trees and palms down, debris in the swimming pools and on the beach, and water in some…

Briefs: Hard Rock lawsuit | Mallorca food poisoning scam

Briefs: Hard Rock lawsuit | Mallorca food poisoning scam


Briefs: Hard Rock lawsuit | Mallorca food poisoning scam Hard Rock lawsuit: The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 has filed an unfair labor practice charges against the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas with the National Labor Relations Board. The union alleges that the company, in anti-union communications to its workers, promised to work on solving their workplace "challenges" instead of them choosing to have a union, falsely accused the culinary union of stealing and selling employee contact…

For this Four Seasons hotel, vegan the star, not afterthought

For this Four Seasons hotel, vegan the star, not afterthought


For this Four Seasons hotel, vegan the star, not afterthought The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita recently sunk millions into a full-scale renovation oriented around wellness and fitness programming, including dietary and exercise recommendations based on genetic testing and anti-gravity yoga facilities. Now, add to that list menus pumped full of vegan options. New vegan offering at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita (tomato avocado toast with chili oil) The 5-star Mexican hotel has partnered with vegan…

Hurricane Irma, Harvey hoteliers picking up the pieces

Hurricane Irma, Harvey hoteliers picking up the pieces


Hurricane Irma, Harvey hoteliers picking up the pieces From Antigua to Havana in the Caribbean and Miami to Naples and across to St. Augustine in Florida, the destruction created by super storm Hurricane Irma is still being assessed on Monday morning as it weakened heading farther north over land in the United States. Calls to hoteliers in the Caribbean and Florida brought a mix of good, bad and still-to-be-determined news. Leaders of Florida-based Trust Hospitality and B Hotels & Resorts said…