As summer approaches, five Kimpton Southern California hotels are spicing up their corporate meetings offerings, incorporating new menus, buyout options, and local team building initiatives for small to mid-sized groups. Hotel Palomar San Diego, Kimpton Solamar Hotel, the Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, the Goodland, and the Canary are offering corporate groups a chance to experience new restaurants and hotel offerings while mixing things up with hands-on activities, such as salsa-making competitions and make-your-own Bloody Mary bars, among others.
San Francisco-based hospitality firm Puccini Group is involved in the new tea culture-inspired cafe Cha Bei at the Galaxy Macau resort.
Cha Bei’s 5,500-square-foot open space seamlessly integrates shopping and dining. The 56-seat cafe, floral shop, tea lounge, and bar—including a kitchen designed for hosting cooking and baking classes—are all wrapped into one, offering guests and visitors a place to grab some noodles with tofu, a quick spot of tea, a sandwich, or a new pair of sunglasses.
Similar to Pod’s New York properties, the F&B venues at Pod DC aim to draw visitors and locals alike. Crimson Diner on the hotel’s ground level is a warm and inviting space for guests to enjoy creative southern fare from morning until late night. One level below lies the Crimson Whiskey Bar—a public house that celebrates whiskey’s rich history in the American South. Guests can perch on one of the leather couches while enjoying authentic moonshine or the vast selection of whiskies in addition to other spirits.
Brothers David Morton and Michael Morton will open their new restaurant, MB Steak (the “MB” stands for “My Brothers") at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in mid-May. Following in the footsteps of their father, the iconic restaurateur Arnie Morton, David and Michael aim to create "the next great American steakhouse," a Hard Rock announcement states.
You may already have noticed a familiar, funny face on television.
On May 2 IHG’s Holiday Inn Express brand debuted its latest creative featuring Creative Director, actor/comedian Rob Riggle, for the next evolution of the long-running Stay Smart campaign. This year, the brand has brought Riggle back as Champion of the Readiest in humorous spots that demonstrate how Holiday Inn Express hotels help guests Be the Readiest.