• Anaheim Marriott wins Four Stella Awards in 2018, breaking California Record

     
    POSTED December 10, 2018
     

As of early November, Anaheim Marriott is the first hotel in California to win four Stella Awards. Andy Lakefish, the hotel’s director of sales and marketing, announced that Anaheim Marriott was recognized in the following categories:

  • Gold Award - Best On-Site Tech/WiFi - Far West
  • Silver Award - Best Food & Beverage - Far West
  • Silver Award - Best Green Initiative - Far West
  • Silver Award - Best On-Site Staff - Far West

The Stella Awards honor hotels and other hospitality spaces and services that provide meeting professionals with consistent high-quality business. The awards are presented by Northstar Meetings group and selected by a panel of judges managed by Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings.

Anaheim Marriot’s 169,662 square feet of flexible meeting space includes 23 event rooms and 44 breakout rooms. The 25,410-square-foot Platinum Ballroom can accommodate up to 3,585 guests for a reception.

Persimmons are one of the stars of farmers markets in Southern California this time of year. So it’s fitting that Santa Monica, which has four celebrated weekly farmers markets, is commemorating the fruit during its annual Restaurant Week, which takes place January 7-13.

Chefs at the nearly three-dozen participating restaurants will be crafting special dishes built around the persimmon, from appetizers to main courses to desserts.

 

Colorado-based McWHINNEY recently purchased the Hyatt House Irvine/John Wayne Airport in Irvine, California. The hospitality-focused real estate developer and investor also owns The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block in downtown Denver, The Elizabeth Hotel in Fort Collins, AC Hotel Portland in Oregon and the Hyatt House Denver Airport Hotel.

 

WorldHotels recently added the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA to its collection of luxury properties.