Derek Rosen new Executive Chef to Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Noble House Hotels & Resorts has named Derek Rosen as Executive Chef to Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In this role, Rosen will oversee all culinary operations for Pelican Grand and its signature waterfront restaurant, OCEAN2000 Restaurant & O2K Lounge, as well as banquets and special events. With more than 21 years of extensive experience in the culinary […]

Panthers in the Park opens today in Fort Lauderdale

  Panthers in the Park presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates opens today at 4 pm in Fort Lauderdale as the  largest outdoor public ice skating rink in South Florida (5,760 square feet of real ice). Adjacent to the rink, Hoffman’s Chocolates will showcase a holiday display with colorful holiday lights, illuminated sculptures, a 20-foot Christmas tree and  treats for […]

Best Western Hotels promoting the holidays with travel card

Best Western Hotels & Resorts is celebrating the holidays with a special promotional offer. Members of the brand’s loyalty program, Best Western Rewards (BWR) will be rewarded with a $10 travel card for every stay between Nov. 28 and Jan. 29, 2017. All BWR guests, regardless of membership level, are eligible to participate. There […]

Okeechobee Steakhouse, Virginia Philip team for Chef Series on Dec. 3

The upcoming “Chef Series’’ at the Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy in West Palm Beach will Dec. 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.   The four-course lunch will feature European wines selected by Master Sommelier Virginia Philip ( and a menu prepared by Jamie Steinbrecher, executive chef at Okeechobee Steakhouse in West Palm […]

Barceló Hotel Group expands its global brand strategy

    Barceló Hotel Group, a global hospitality brand with more than 100 hotels and resorts worldwide, has announced a new multi-brand strategy for its growing portfolio. In addition to the group’s original brand, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, three new distinctive brands have been introduced to the Barceló Hotel Group collection: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts; Occidental Hotels […]

Sean Riebau new F&B Director at Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace

Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace at Walt Disney World Resort, has named Sean Riebau as the new Director of Food and Beverage. Riebau will oversee the financial and managerial operations as well as the execution of the hotel’s newly-launched food and beverage outlets, including full-service restaurant, Letterpress; marketplace, Citrus28; lobby bar, Sunnies; poolside restaurant, Shades; […]