Sommeliers at Sandals? TC hears that
California's Beringer Vineyards has partnered with
Sandals and Beaches Resorts in a deal that will
feature its wine labels exclusively at each resort.
is part of the deal. So serious is Sandals and Beaches about this
that it has renamed the weekly Manager's Cocktail Party as the
Beringer Wine and Cheese Party.
Cheers for the red,
white, blush and bubbly!
advised that we will likely hear about some kind of
SeaDream expansion early next year. Whether it's a
new-build or another reconstruction, some type of growth will
likely be announced in the first quarter of 2007. Our source said
that there is a "hell of a lot" of internal discussion at SeaDream
about how to make such a move -- or if the successful product
should be left alone.
Hotels, with properties in the U.S., Europe, the Middle
East and Asia, could be hanging its flip-flops in the Caribbean
sometime soon, TC hears.
Hey, why not?
Everyone else is doing it.
SALE! We have all seen those signs in big red letters in
the windows of furniture stores and carpet outlets, but TC was
shocked to see such a sign in the windows of the stately
St. Regis Hotel in Washington recently.
The hotel just
closed for a top-to-bottom renovation, but after offering the best
TVs and towels to employees, management decided to stage a public
garage sale at the property rather than have a moving van
discreetly cart things away.
The sale was
evidently a success, as shoppers lined up on the sidewalk to get
in, and happy people were seen leaving with table lamps and other
goodies in their arms. But when news of the liquidation sale spread
on the industry grapevine, a rival hotelier was overheard to have
scoffed, "What a way to protect your brand."