Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company’s first yacht will set sail in late 2019

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is entering into the luxury yachting and cruises arena. Created by The Ritz-Carlton and maritime experts Douglas Prothero and Lars Clasen, in collaboration with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., The Ritz-Carlton will provide luxury hospitality service under a long-term operating agreement. Named The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, this venture represents a unique foray […]

Carl Emberson returning to Punta Mita as Director of Marketing & Operations

Carl Emberson, an esteemed figure in the hospitality industry with more than 30 years of experience operating some of Latin America’s most successful and celebrated resorts, has been named Director of Marketing & Operations of Punta Mita, a gated, 1,500-acre, master-planned resort community on the Riviera Nayarit. Emberson’s appointment marks his return to Punta Mita, where […]

Julien Pierlas new F&B director at New York Hilton Midtown

New York Hilton Midtown has named Julien Pierlas as director of food and beverage. Pierlas will manage the food and beverage program for the 1,929-room hotel including the Herb N’ Kitchen market/restaurant and banquet facilities. Pierlas joins the hotel’s F&B team from Manhattan’s renowned Waldorf Astoria New York where he held positions including senior restaurant […]

Salamander Hotels to open NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans on July 6

Nine decades after it was originally built to service the city’s needs, the historic headquarters of the former New Orleans Public Service Inc. (NOPSI) will re-open its doors on July 6 as the new, luxury NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans – a Salamander Hotel. Located in New Orleans’ Central Business District, the nine-story brick building was originally constructed in 1927 by the […]

Norwegian launches its first nonstop transatlantic flight from New York’s Hudson Valley

Norwegian, which bills itself as the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline, has launched its first nonstop transatlantic flight from Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, N.Y., to Edinburgh Airport in Scotland. This is the first of five routes that will operate from the airport. The airline’s other routes to Ireland, […]

La Masseria in Palm Beach Gardens launches its summer menu

La Masseria in Palm Beach Gardens has launched its summer menu featuring locally-sourced products as well as special ingredients imported from Italy. This summer, guests can get three courses, choosing one option from each. Lunch is priced at $24.99 and dinner is $39.99. http://lamasseriapbg.com/ Here’s a closer look: Antipasti/Insalata – Appetizer/Salad Insalata Masseria (arugula, raddichio, […]

Whisk Gourmet Summer Series begins June 13

Back for its sixth year, “Dine Out with TAS at Whisk Gourmet Summer Series” begins June 13 in Miami. Whisk helps Tropical Audubon Society protect South Florida’s wild places such as Biscayne Bay, Florida Bay and The Everglades and its natural resources. www.whiskgourmet.com Featured on the June 13 menu will be Chef Brendan Connor’s fried green tomatoes, […]

First Miami Food Entrepreneurs Pitch event at success at The Wynwood Yard

The Wynwood Yard, along with some of Miami’s most visionary developers, investors, bankers and thought leaders and sponsors JPMorgan Chase and Miami Made this past week gave four budding  Miami-based food and beverage startups an opportunity to pitch their ideas at Miami Food Entrepreneurs Pitch event at The Wynwood Yard. http://www.thewynwoodyard.com/ The host committee included […]