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Oak Brook Hills Resort - Chicago Joins the Destination Collection
Following on the heels of our announcement of the addition of The Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, DC into the Destination collection, we are now excited to share the latest addition to the family, Oak Brook Hills Resort – Chicago.
Lansdowne Resort Thanksgiving Cooking Tip #4: Leftovers
There are three sure things in life: death, taxes and Thanksgiving Day leftovers! No doubt many families have run out of ideas for how to make the holiday leftovers new and exciting. In the continuing series of Thanksgiving Day Cooking Tips, Lansdowne Resort exectutive chef Robert Bradley offers a unique and delicious alternative - Black Friday Benedict breakfast!
Welcoming Ed Simon - Vice President of Sales for Destination Hotels & Resorts
A new team member has joined the Destination family – Ed Simon, our new Vice President of Sales will oversee the company’s sales force including strategic direction, business intelligence and sales support systems. Ed will lead Destination’s national group, corporate transient sales, and the luxury retail travel sector for the expanding portfolio of hotels and resorts. He will be responsible for advancing direct sales performance, strategic account management, and strategic partner growth.
Painting the Columbia River Gorge at Skamania Lodge
Recently, Skamania Lodge hosted an event where local meeting planners were able to come to lodge and be artists for the day. The instructors were from Vine Gogh Artist Bar and Studio, based in Portland, Oregon.
During our outdoor paining session, Vine Gogh’s art teacher provided step by step instruction on painting the spectacular view of the Columbia River Gorge as seen from the Lodge's front lawn. It took each of our participants approximately 2.5 hours to paint our spectacular view and each person left with their painting.
Welcoming a Boutique Washington DC Hotel to the Destination Collection
There are many marvelous cities to explore in the U.S., yet one in particular offers an experience unlike any other and that city is Washington, DC. We are thrilled to announce that Destination Hotels & Resorts is welcoming The Embassy Row Hotel, a boutique DC gem, into our growing collection.
2014 State of the Meetings Industry and Trend Forecast
As part of Destination Hotels & Resorts' commitment to successful meetings and dedication to the results-driven meeting experience, we are pleased to announce the release of our second annual “State of the Meetings Industry” and 2014 meeting trends forecast.
Destination Mountain Collection: Ski Season Opening Days 2013/2014
Have you been tuning those skis and snowboards? Here at Destination Hotels & Resorts, we’ve been excitedly counting down the days until we can hit the slopes and sink our boots into fresh powder. To make sure you get in as many ski days as possible this season, we have rounded up the opening days at ski resorts in our winter destinations around the country.
The Best San Diego Happy Hour at Barefoot
If you’re a San Diego local who loves to drink local, Barefoot Bar & Grill’s happy hour in Mission Bay is your new best friend. A legendary watering hole since 1962, Paradise Point’s waterfront bar now has one of San Diego’s best happy hours, serving up $4 California craft beers and $5 specialty cocktails alongside breathtaking bay views.
Heritage of A San Diego Historic Hotel
There’s no better way to celebrate our 51st anniversary than taking a look back at our island’s storied history. Today marks the day when Paradise Point Resort & Spa first opened its doors in 1962 as Vacation Village, the fantasy-island resort where individuals could escape reality. Even though our historic San Diego hotel has undergone many changes over the years, we’ve made a point to preserve its original award-winning architecture and notable artifacts.
Mix Business Meetings and Leisure Pleasures with your San Diego Travel
Making the most out of business travel can be a great way to create work-life balance, especially when in beautiful coastal San Diego. If you’re heading to a conference, meeting or event at L’Auberge Del Mar, may we suggest extending your fall travels? It would be our pleasure to have you at our Home by the Sea.
Charitable Team Building in Tempe
Tempe Mission Palms and its associates are proud to support many wonderful local and national charities throughout the year. During the month of October, guests can purchase a glass of One Hope Chardonnay at Harry’s Place, and half the profits from this purchase go toward the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Harry’s Place, located in the Tempe Mission Palms west lobby, has a brand new menu with great offerings such as Prime Rib Sliders and Shrimp Scampi, which pair perfectly with the One Hope Chardonnay.
Royal Palms Resort is Excited to Showcase New T. Cook's Restaurant and Mix Up Bar to Meeting Planners in Phoenix, Arizona!
The moment is here - the wait is over! After over 100 very long days of careful design and renovation, Royal Palms is proud to finally be able to share the new T. Cook's restaurant and Mix Up Bar with the world!
Stowe Mountain Lodge and Audubon International: Two Minds Think Alike
“In recognition of the need to preserve the world in which we operate and serve our guests, Stowe Mountain Lodge is dedicated to practices and programs that pay respect to, and lessen our footprint on, our changing environment.”
A vital part of our success has been the relationships we have formed with like minded organizations, all with a common goal of uncompromised environmental stewardship.