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  • TW Gatherings September 2013 - 1 of 10

    TW Gatherings September 2013

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii created the Keith Vieira Ho‘owaiwai a Ho‘ona‘auao Endowed Scholarship to honor Vieira, who will retire at year’s end following a 36-year career in the tourism industry, 33 of them with Starwood. The scholarship will be awarded to a Hawaii high school graduate who goes on to pursue a degree at the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii, Vieira’s alma mater. Joining Vieira at the announcement was Donna Vuchinich, president and CEO at the University of Hawaii Foundation.

  • TW Gatherings September 2013 - 2 of 10

    TW Gatherings September 2013

    Maria Saenz of Montrose Travel recently visited the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Dubai, the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. Saenz was in Dubai to attend a four-day ASTA International Destination Expo, where she gained first-hand experiences to help her expand her knowledge as a Dubai Destination Specialist.

  • TW Gatherings September 2013 - 3 of 10

    TW Gatherings September 2013

    Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, held its annual Taste of Capella food and wine festival in mid-July, curated by Marco Bustamante, the resort's food and beverage director. Chef Kent Rathburn, center, of Dallas' Abacus restaurant demonstrates a signature dish to an audience of resort guests and guest chefs in Capella Pedregal's kitchen.

  • TW Gatherings September 2013 - 4 of 10

    TW Gatherings September 2013

    CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corp., received the Marriott Franchise Revenue Management Team of the Year Award, the 11th time CSM has been honored. Team members are, from left, Kayla Jackson, Jennifer Mooney, Tim Gartner, Dar Johnston, J.B. Neal and Jennifer Koll.

  • TW Gatherings September 2013 - 5 of 10

    TW Gatherings September 2013

    Dorothy Kopp, right, Travel Leaders Corporate, delivers food to the Neighborhood Center in Orlando as part of Travel Leaders Group's first Day of Giving in July. Travel Leaders Group members donated 2.7 tons of groceries and $34,000 to food banks nationwide. One hundred fifty-nine volunteers put 285 hours into the effort.

  • TW Gatherings September 2013 - 6 of 10

    TW Gatherings September 2013

    The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla. donated $4,352 to local Emerald Coast Wounded Warriors (ECWW) in July. From left, Richard Ross, the Sandestin’s vice president of marketing and sales; Gary Brielmayer, the resort’s general manager; Rob Vickers, ECWW co-founder; Aaron Hale, ECWW member; Ken Gestring , ECWW co-founder; Mike Petrucci, ECWW board of directors; Megan Harrison, Sandestin marketing manager; and Jackson Cherry, Sandestin’s director of operations.

  • TW Gatherings September 2013 - 7 of 10

    TW Gatherings September 2013

    Ja’Nel Witt, an executive chef from Houston, gets a hug from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay after she was named the winner on the recently completed season of the Fox TV show “Hell’s Kitchen.” The win earned Witt a head chef position working under Executive Chef Jeremy Berlin at the Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. “From the very beginning, she was determined to succeed, and I look forward to seeing her grow even more as a chef,” Ramsay said.

  • TW Gatherings September 2013 - 8 of 10

    TW Gatherings September 2013

    Aston Hotels & Resorts’ sales team visited 1,000 travel agents in eight states, updating them on important company news, specials and more as the company celebrates its 65th anniversary. Longtime Aston Regional Sales Manager Diane Fraser, center, meets with agents Pamela Paterson, left, and Emily Newlands of Carefree Vacations in Encinitas, Calif.

  • TW Gatherings September 2013 - 9 of 10

    TW Gatherings September 2013

    Roger Daltrey, lead singer of the Who, accepts a check from Fremont Street Experience President Jeff Victor for Teen Cancer America, a charity inspired by Daltrey and his bandmate Pete Townshend, in Downtown Las Vegas. The Who is the subject of the latest Viva Vision light-and-sound show at the Fremont Street Experience; “The Who – Miles Over Vegas,” will be built around three of the band’s biggest hit songs, “My Generation,” “I Can See for Miles” and “Pinball Wizard.”

  • TW Gatherings September 2013 - 10 of 10

    TW Gatherings September 2013

    A collection of Haitian handicrafts is on display at Miami Airport's South Terminal Gallery through December. The nine artists featured in the exhibit are part of the Urban Zen Haiti Artisan Project; they use discarded materials and incorporate found objects to create their crafts. The "Haiti: Leaving a Legacy" exhibit is a collaboration between Miami-Dade Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs Division, the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance and fashion designer Donna Karan.

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