Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate completes multi-year expansion project

The Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate has completed its multi-year, extensive $40 million expansion project, including an additional 100,000 square feet of expanded conference space and event lawn; a Grand Salon built specifically as an ideal weddings locale; the addition of the Sunset Lodge and Suites building with an all-new multi-room type product; 23,000 square feet of additional pool deck and recreational space and installation […]

Town of Surfside (Fla.) names Lindsay Fast as Tourism Director

 Visit Surfside, Miami’s “uptown’’ beachtown, has named Lindsay Fast as Tourism Director. Fast brings 10 years of travel marketing and management experience to the growing Town of Surfside. In her new role, Fast is responsible for all tourism initiatives from promoting Surfside through strategic advertising campaigns to fostering relationships with area hotels, restaurants and attractions, and stimulating […]

LPGA International’s Jones Course re-opens after greens renovations

 LPGA International’s Jones Course in Daytona Beach, Fla., has re-opened following a summer greens renovation project.  LPGA International installed TifEagle Bermuda, one of the newer strains of Ultradwarf grass that it says will ensure golfers enjoy a “premium’’ putting surface throughout the year. The greens were also restored to their original sizes. “The renovation went perfectly, and […]

Hanse-designed Streamsong Black debuts at Streamsong Resort in Central Florida

The wait is finally over at Streamsong Resort in Central Florida. One of the more anticipated course openings in recent years took place as Streamsong Resort debuted its third course,Streamsong Black, designed by Gil Hanse, architect of the 2016 Olympic Golf Course. Streamsong Black will open to the public on Sept. 29, making the resort the only […]

Fairmont golf resorts make great Fall destinations

Summer 2017 has officially come and gone, but there are still plenty of opportunities for warm-weather golf. Here are some of my favorite Fairmont resorts with amazing golf courses and experiences: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess   The resort recently refreshed its 69 Fairmont Gold Junior Suites with new Southwest chic furnishings that give the rooms a […]

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica names Michael Mestraud as General Manager

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, the only Forbes Five-Star luxury resort in Central and South America, has named Michael Mestraud as General Manager. A Four Seasons veteran, Mestraud will oversee all operations for the property, which is presently underway with a $35 million re-imagination that will bring a striking new interpretation of modern […]