• Charlie Palmer Group Announces New Leadership

     
    POSTED February 2, 2017
     

Charlie Palmer Group’s Northern California properties, Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer and Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer, has hired a new leadership team.

The team includes James DeLuca, general manager at Harvest Inn; Tamara De Mars, director of sales and marketing; and Parul Suri, director of revenue management and distribution. Alongside Chef Palmer, the team will work to elevate the guest experience and increase business sales at the two hotels.

“I feel incredibly fortunate that we’ve attracted such great hoteliers and field leaders to be a part of our burgeoning hotel group,” says Chef Charlie Palmer. “With these folks at the helm, coupled with the existing infrastructure of our hotel and CPG teams, the opportunities are endless.”

James DeLuca, the new general manager, brings 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry to his new position. Prior to working at Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer, DeLuca served in a number of different roles at Resort at Squaw Creek, The Standard LA, Senza Hotel, North Block Hotel and Bardessono. DeLuca is skilled at recruiting and building teams, and is heavily involved in the Napa Valley community.

Tamara DeMars, the new director of sales and marketing, gained experience at resorts like San Ysidro Ranch, Silverado Resort and Spa, and Bardessono. DeMars graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in marketing and a master’s in design and merchandising.

Parul Suri, director of revenue management and distribution, brings a global perspective to the position. Suri was born and raised in New Delhi, and has experience at properties like Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces, Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts, and Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

Anchorage is a city like none other—making it a popular choice for hosting meetings and events.

Through the tall windows of the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, meeting attendees can gaze out toward Cook Inlet, which stretches all the way to the Gulf of Alaska and toward mountains—some snow-capped—representing several ranges. They may even see an eagle fly by or see one of the 1,500 moose that are said to roam Alaska’s largest city. It’s easy to see why it’s said that Anchorage is a city like none other in the United States.

 

 

Los Angeles has such a robust food and dining scene, it’s rare to be the first at anything these days. But Benny Boy Brewing  appears to have pulled that off with its claim to be the city’s first combined brewery and cidery. Located in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood, just minutes from downtown, Benny Boy is anchored by a spacious outdoor beer and cider garden. Groups are welcome. The 1,200-square-foot cider house is available for private events of up to 51 guests while a full venue buyout accommodates 300. 

 

If you’re considering Santa Barbara as a destination for an upcoming meeting, there are more hotels and restaurants than ever before, along with new flights into Santa Barbara Airport.

Here are some highlights. 

Hotel News

Palihouse Santa Barbara, a 24-room boutique hotel in the historic Presidio neighborhood has opened. Offering a “vintage preppy meets American Riviera vibe,” total group buyouts are available, as well as outdoor entertaining space for intimate events.