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Hilton Americas-Houston Receives 2016 Hilton Brand Award

The Hilton Americas-Houston recently accepted the 2016 Hilton Brand Award with the honor of Award of Excellence—one of only five Hilton hotels to do so and its sixth consecutive year.

Awards are handed out to those hotels that portray the highest level of quality and service across their brand. 

Meet Marcela Ceccacci, Seeing the World, One Hotel at a Time

Marcela Ceccacci grew up traveling with her parents and fell in love with the idea of working in hotels. That way, her career could take her anywhere in the world. 

“I wasn’t sure where I wanted to live when I grew up, since I was fortunate enough to spend summers in Italy and winter breaks in Buenos Aires,” says Ceccacci. “I decided that pursuing a career in hospitality would be the best route for me.”

The Statler Appoints Leadership Team

The Statler in downtown Dallas named Evan Danziger general manager and Jennifer Wasserman as director of sales and marketing. The boutique luxury hotel is currently undergoing a $225 million renovation and is anticipated to open in spring 2017.

Essentially Austin

Have an event on the horizon? Then it may be time to check out your catering and event planning options. Although I’ll periodically introduce you to caterers and event planners in other Texas regions, this particular post is focused on Austin.

Dagar’s Catering

4 Local Steakhouses Know Exactly How to Cater to Groups

Searching for a great steakhouse to elevate your event? Look no further; you’re in cattle country. These Texas venues off er mouthwatering steaks and some of the best private event space in the state. Whether hosting an intimate executive retreat or a large corporate reception, there is no better place than Texas for a steakhouse meet and eat.  

Vince Young Steakhouse | Austin

6 Hot Food & Beverage Trends for 2017

The rise of "foodism," or the enthusiasm for and interest in the preparation and consumption of good food, as chef Dave Barrett defi nes it, has transformed the food and beverage landscape for meetings.

“(Guests) want good food and knowledge,” says Barrett, executive chef at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa. “They want to know more about what they’re eating, where it came from, how it fits with local culture.”

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