• The Island Hotel Newport Beach Opened​ its Market Place

    POSTED November 3, 2014

With a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by the local chamber of commerce members and friends, Island Hotel Newport Beach recently launched its new Market Place. It will provide an easy and healthy alternative from the local grocery store or quick service restaurants for the locals and neighbors. A demand for affordably priced snacks and small meals to pick up on the go brought about the development of the Market Place.


“The Marketplace is a refreshing alternative from traditional hotel room service for customers to pick up everything from a quick cup of  coffee, or a juice to light snacks to more substantial meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night eating.” said Gerard Widder, general manager of Island Hotel.


Andy de la Cruz, master pastry chef at the Island Hotel, is lending his skills in the kitchen to produce fresh baked items. These bakery items include a churro morning bun, house made granola and the chocolate croissant twist. In an effort to support local businesses, Island Hotel will feature local items in their selection as well.  


In addition to the baked goods, Krisp cold press juices, Nekter and Naked Juice, Red Bull, Gatorade and Coke products will grace the Market Place shelves. Selected craft beer and wines by the bottle will also be offered.

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. 


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.