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The 25th annual HSMAI's MEET National event, to be held September 3–4 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC, is expected to. Srikanth Beldona (center) accepts his award as one of the HSMAI Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing and Revenue Optimization for President Barack Obama recently presented the National Medal of and optimize revenue through programs such as HSMAI's MEET, Adrian. Editorial Calendar. January to December Issue Date. Ad Deadline National News . HSMAI's MEET East, IMEX America, Holiday Showcase and.
The program, held June at the waterfront Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, hosted more than 1, one-to-one meetings among plus leading buyers and suppliers promoting hospitality design. Florida provided a scenic backdrop for dynamic peer-to-peer networking, business meetings and a farewell beach party. Attendees also participated in a philanthropic team-building activity with the Jessie Rees Foundation by filling JoyJars r with toys and activities for children fighting life-threatening diseases.
The jars are meant to spread hope, joy and love to these children and remind them to "Never Ever Give Up. Buyers and suppliers alike praised this year's event.
The event, held June at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in California, brought meeting planners together with suppliers representing hotels, resorts and meeting venues, convention and visitors bureaus and technology, event services and promotional and marketing products vendors.
We are excited to be working closely with Questex, tapping in to their experience hosting MICE events, and look forward to introducing new locations in For more information, visit GlobalTravelExchanges. Among the highlights, Wyndham Worldwide representatives celebrated 40 years of RCI, its vacation exchange division, by singing "Happy Birthday" and giving out cake and cupcakes.
RCI was established inpioneering the concept of vacation exchange and expanding the travel opportunities available to timeshare owners. The company has since grown to become the leader in the industry with nearly 4, affiliated resorts and approximately 3. A study presented at the event by Horwath HTL expressed optimism regarding the growth and financial performance of Brazil's hotel industry, particularly in secondary and tertiary cities - those with 80, to 1 million in population.
Michael Schnurle, Horwath HTL director for Brazil, said all of the secondary and tertiary cities researched experienced average annual gross domestic product growth above 10 percent during the last eight years. Sixty-eight percent of those cities "are lacking investment from hotel groups," he said. A session concerning alternative investments included representatives of WTS International, Gansevoort, Maksoud and others who discussed the introduction of spas, extended-stay hotels and eco-friendly projects to the Brazilian hospitality market.
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Natura, a Brazilian cosmetics company, expressed interest in the hospitality market and promoted its sustainable products. The event is designed to connect government representatives, domestic and international investors, developers, senior hospitality professionals, real estate investors, tourism intermediaries and finance companies together in a global setting to facilitate and encourage business networking and deal-making.
Analysts say Brazil is entering a hotel boom, driven by the combination of increasing domestic travel and preparations for the FIFA World Cup Brazilto be hosted in multiple cities across the country, and the Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro. For more information about BHIC, go to www.
The company is a complete hospitality asset management firm that partners on the development and ownership of hotels.
BSH also maintains an advisory services division that performs market and economic-financial feasibility studies and hotel appraisals. The event, to be held Dec. The Steering Committee will guide the Young Travel Leaders Conference's dynamic networking and relevant educational programming.
Caroline Bracewell, Atlanta-based luxury travel consultant, Easy Escapes Travel, New YorkThe committee represents front-line travel advisors as well as owners and managers from both affiliated and non-affiliated agencies that represent major consortia organizations including Virtuoso, Vacation. I'm excited to see where this year's show will take us.
Registration will open in late spring. Hospital foodservice is improving kitchen by kitchen in response to trends, regulations, patient demand and the determination of chefs like Ryan Conklin, CEC, executive chef, Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, North Carolina. He believes one reason hospitals are incorporating healthier and more personalized meals is because of awareness raised through TV and the Internet.
Ryan Conklin, CEC, executive chef, Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, North Carolina Falcone has worked as a foodservice director and district manager at several hospitals, and currently serves as a director of quality assurance for all lines of business at Aramark.
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Now, with such trends as on-site and rooftop gardens they are increasing their fresh food options as well. Several statewide programs are promoting these changes.
These healthier standards are for all foods purchased and served by city agencies, including schools, senior centers and homeless shelters. Participating hospitals are asked to comply with the orders regulations for healthier cafeteria, vending machine and meal offerings. On an individual level, hospitals around the country are adopting standards and practices to increase the quality of their foodservice. Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, Washington, approved a sustainable food purchasing policy inand included a pledge to purchase food free from pesticides, hormones and non-therapeutic antibiotics, as well as increase the proportion of locally sourced foods and the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables.
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In India and China, private hospitals are described as five-star deluxe hotels. Mercogliano and the other foodservice staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital work with dietitians and nutrition experts to track patient dietary requirements and consciously work to reduce sodium and fat in the hospital kitchen.
Operational changes can also make a big difference in providing patients with higher satisfaction and comfort. One of the more popular practices is hotel-style room service.
In the past few years, there has been a significant increase in the use of this system that enables patients to choose when and what they would like to eat from a menu, just as if they were in a restaurant or hotel.