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Living Legend

Even though James Ponce retired from the hotel business 30 years ago, he still shows up to The Breakers in Palm Beach every Tuesday to conduct a riveting walking tour for guests. Ponce, who turned 95 in July, is the ...

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Joe McInerney to Receive BLLA Person of the Year Award

WEST HILLS, Calif.— The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) revealed the choice for the 2012 Person of the Year Award to be Joe McInerney, chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). After a lengthy review of the ...

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All Inclusive

Sam Nazarian compares outsourcing to a table that’s missing a leg. To maintain stability, the 37-year-old entrepreneur prefers to fill his hotels with homegrown restaurant and nightlife brands. An all-inclusive business strategy retains control of the guest experience and yields ...

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Michael A. Leven to Receive ALIS Lifetime Achievement Award

WASHINGTON— Michael A. Leven, president/CEO, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), January 22-24, 2013, in Los Angeles. Leven is a veteran hospitality executive with more than ...

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Celebrating Hotel Housekeepers

Not every hotel housekeeper will climb the ranks to eventually hold management positions, but Douglas Hustad, managing director of the Turnberry Isle Miami, is a living example that an upward career trajectory is possible. Hustad, who has more than 25 ...

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