• Claremont Club & Spa Gains New Employee

     
    POSTED September 12, 2016
     

Katy Yong has been appointed to the newly created position of director of adventures and experiences at the Claremont Club & Spa in Berkeley, Calif. Yong will create award-winning programming and tailor experiences for groups, individuals and families. She will collaborate with local and regional partners to reflect the culture of the East Bay in her activity options.

“This position is a perfect fit for Katy. She is an outgoing, energetic leader with loads of creativity,” says Leonard Czarnecki, general manager for the hotel. “Her understanding of the latest trends, pop culture, meeting and event planning coupled with her uncanny ability to integrate this information into unique programming will provide a new level of luxury service to our guests.”

She also will work with event planners to create and execute group activities and events. Yong will be in charge of expanding the wellness activities menu and further develop Signature Claremont Activities, which includes Sports Performance Coaching, Claremont’s GeoTrek, Arts+Vino+Fashion and Lifetime Well Being.

Yong first joined the Claremont team in 1999 as a spa administrative assistant and club fitness instructor. She worked her way up to several senior positions over the years and held the position of director of development before her promotion.

“I am thrilled to take on this exciting role,” says Yong. “I am especially delighted to create one-of-a-kind experiences with emphasis on team-building, arts and culture, wellness and fitness aspects to our guests and club members, that will further elevate the position of the Claremont.”

If you want to boost attendance at a meeting or conference, try these four letters: N.A.P.A. And while the Northern California wine region has more than enough activities to keep attendees busy when they’re not in meetings—475 wineries, to begin with—the downtown heart of the region is introducing new experiences this fall. Here’s a sampling:

 

SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, has launched its Zero Waste Standard, “Zero Waste for Events.”

 

The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed its $24 million renovation of the entire hotel and conference center. Renovations began in 2020. 

The North Dallas conference center hotel renovation includes a full redesign of all 503 guest rooms, lobby and public areas, and food and beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel’s 55,000-square-feet of meeting space was updated with new furnishings, technology upgrades, and the addition of a new 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom.