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Hotel Derek Collaborates With Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams to Unveil Two Redesigned Penthouse Suites
Sure, a hotel suite should be well-appointed and totally relaxing, but why stop there? We recently collaborated with Highland Villages' newest interior designers, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, to create a chic apartment-style suite that's a retreat for the mind and the body. With floor-to-ceiling windows and plush furniture to kick back on, plus a larger-than-life magnetic Scrabble on the wall, you may find yourself never wanting to leave. (Don't worry, we can make more than one wake-up call if you need!)
Meet Eden Roc Miami Beach's New Managing Director
Destination Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Shawn Gracey as Area Managing Director of Eden Roc Miami Beach, the iconic oceanfront resort located at 4525 Collins Avenue in Miami. Gracey brings over 26 years of experience in the hotel industry to the team, having held a number of senior positions throughout his career. He has been with Destination Hotels & Resorts for six years, most recently in Houston, Texas, where he held the role of General Manager at Hotel Derek a Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Hotel.
Sweet Dreams: Sleeping Successfully while on Business Travel in Seattle
There are a lot of things on your mind when traveling for business. Closing the deal, hitting the quota, and nailing that regional meeting are all things we want to accomplish when traveling for business. This causes a lot of stressors that a lot of the time won’t turn off when it is time to recharge. Many times we find ourselves not getting a good night sleep when we need it most and it can impact our performance in business. At the Woodmark Hotel, our main priority is to always give our guests an atmosphere to recharge when on business travel in the Seattle area. Keep reading for some tips we have to make your next business trip successful.
6 Themes for Holiday Parties in San Diego
Planning a party demands a lot of time and effort, especially during the hectic holiday season, so it’s never too early to start arranging your company’s winter season celebrations. An affair honoring an entire year of success, a corporate holiday party should not be just another humdrum work event but rather a memorable festivity with a distinctive setting and theme. If you’re fortunate enough to be holding your holiday party in San Diego or another warm weather location, consider a unique, flexible holiday party venue like Paradise Point Resort & Spa where both indoor and outdoor events are an option, and then use these six themes as inspiration for an event all employees will enjoy.
Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center Continues 50th Anniversary Celebration with Special Promotion for Meetings
As Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center, by Destination Hotels and Resorts, continues its year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary as the nation’s first conference center, it announced today a special promotion enticing companies to host their next meeting at the Estate. Book your organization’s next meeting at the Tarrytown House and you will receive 10 percent off your master bill.
This promotion will apply to all meetings contracted by August 31, 2014 with arrival prior to December 15, 2014 with at least 20 Complete Meeting Package room nights.
Over the last 50 years, the conference center has remained focused on hosting high level executive meetings, trainings and conferences. In sharing the conference center’s 50th anniversary with guests, the Estate is offering the other following promotions through the end of the year:
50th Anniversary CMP Dinner Menu. This specialized dinner menu is available for purchase for just $50 for conference attendees utilizing the Complete Meeting Package. The seasonal menu can be used for a minimum of 20 attendees for a 90-minute event.
The Remembering 1964 Package offers guests an opportunity to revisit the food that made the era so popular. This package includes overnight Deluxe or King House guest room, breakfast for two in Winter Palace, and a 1964 dining experience in Cellar 49 inspired by the likes of Julia Child, Graham Kerr, Craig Claiborne and the 1964 World’s Fair. This package starts at $269 per night (excludes alcoholic beverages). Reservations are required.
The extravagant 1964 Package includes a two-night stay in a King Mansion balcony or sun deck room, customized amenity upon arrival, breakfast for two in the Winter Palace, and a customized dining experience through private use of Cellar 49’s Wine Vault. This private meal paired with Cellar 49’s finest wines, will include a five-course dinner menu tailored to your liking after consultation with the Cellar 49 Chef. Cellar 49, which served as Mary Duke Biddle’s cellar during her residence, is located on the lower floor of the historic Biddle Mansion and offers a variety of dishes that highlight a modern twist on classic tavern fare. This memorable experience is priced at $1,964 to commemorate the property’s first year as a conference center. Reservations are required.
For more information, please call (914) 591-8200 or visit www.tarrytownhouseestate.com.