The DoubleTree hotel in Portland, Oregon that was at the center of controversy, fired two employees it says were responsible for calling the police on a black guest while he was talking on the phone in the lobby.
They later posted a statement on Twitter
We have terminated the employment of the two men involved in the mistreatment of Mr. Massey. Their actions were inconsistent with our standards & values. We reiterate our sincere apology for what he endured & will work with diversity experts to ensure this never happens again.
The safety, security and comfort of our guests and associates is our top priority at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland. This incident that occurred over the holidays between our hotel and guest is unfortunate. We are sorry that this matter ended the way it did and have… (1/2)
SPRINGFIELD — Nearly seven years after its existence in Massachusetts was signed into law, the first resort casino is set to open its doors today, a long-awaited milestone that has gone through hundreds of Gaming Commission meetings, two ballot questions and hundreds of millions of dollars in investment….Keep Reading On Boston Herald
Four distinct hotels. Four different areas of the city.
Toronto has been lauded the last few years for its expanding food scene. Now the hotels are catching up, offering visitors a variety of places to sleep after a fine meal, a ballgame or a visit to the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Here’s a look at four cutting-edge places that have opened their doors in the last few months.
Bisha Hotel Toronto
This is the sexy star of the bunch: a hotel from Toronto nightclub owner Charles Khabouth, whose nickname as a boy in Lebanon was Bisha. Front-desk workers wear slick, black leather jackets, and the hotel’s signature scent is piped in as a welcoming embrace. The 96 rooms feature more shades of black and white, and welcome splashes of bold purples or burnt orange, as well as a black metal cart to hold your in-room liquor. You’ll find prints from Andy Warhol on the walls and cool shots of rock stars and celebrities. Nestled in the city’s entertainment district, it’s unlike any other lodging in the city and feels more South Beach than North of the Border. One of the floors was designed by rock star Lenny Kravitz. The lobby’s Mister C Bar Room is dark and lush, and probably best appreciated in winter. In better weather, head to the rooftop pool for fab city views and to soak up some rays, or enjoy a meal at the sunny Kost restaurant. Another restaurant, Akira Back, is one of the best dining spots in the city, serving ahi pizza and a sushi roll with foie gras. Weekend rates in mid-July were listed around $325 a night….Click Here To Keep Reading
From the glittering Fairmont Austin and JW Marriott Austin to the edgy Native Hostel, Austin has welcomed over a dozen hotels in the last five years. Few have garnered as much excitement though as the Line Austin, opening today in the Texas capital. As is the case with the L.A. and D.C. Line hotels, Sydell Group hospitality firm has reinvigorated an old landmark, in this case the 1965 Crest Inn, which languished for decades as a tired Radisson. Despite its mid-century architecture and prime location overlooking Congress Bridge and Lady Bird Lake, the hotel was for a long time somewhat of a downtown blemish. Its rooms were corporate, its lobby dominated by Texas kitsch, and its food and beverage—a TGI Fridays until 2014—was woefully out of touch with the capital’s renowned dining scene.
A top-to-bottom overhaul that includes expanded guest rooms and new public and meeting spaces not only rescued the institution, but also reconnected it to its Austin roots. In the meticulous hands of designer Sean Knibb, the brain behind the original Line Los Angeles, and local architect Michael Hsu, spaces now honor the hotel’s greatest asset, its setting. “We were inspired by beautiful local memories like the geology and greenery of nearby Hamilton Pool, our Hill Country sunsets, and the aquifer rivers flowing beneath us,” says Hsu….Click Here To Keep Reading
With a stay at Ramada Virginia Beach Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, you’ll be on the beach and convenient to JT’s Grommet Island Park and Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum and Virginia Beach Fishing Pier.
Make yourself at home in one of the 167 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an indoor pool and a fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding services.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Ramada Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-out, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
A PLACE LIKE NO OTHER. Terraced along a sunlit hillside and nestled among a 33-acre olive grove, the “Inn of the Sun” is renowned for its culinary roots, sweeping vineyard views and exceptional service. Indulge in the best of wine country at Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley’s most iconic luxury property. CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER EDITORS’ #1 “FAVORITE WINE COUNTRY HOTEL.” ~GOLD LIST 2018
Resort amenities include:
Michelin star restaurant
Pool and poolside dining
Fitness center and yoga pavilion
Complimentary use of luxury Mercedes-Benz vehicles
Complimentary minibar and in-room amenities
Complimentary wireless internet
Fireplaces and outdoor terraces adorn every guest room
Extensive outdoor sculpture garden and olive grove