Lodging

UNITE HERE Local 11 Asks Federal Agency to Ensure Chateau Marmont Complies with Loan Law

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 6:58pm

b"Former Chateau Marmont workers asked the U.S. Small Business Administration (\xe2\x80\x9cSBA\xe2\x80\x9d) to ensure that Chateau Marmont comply with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan requirements.\nAccording to public records, the hotel was approved for a $1.95 million PPP loan on February 5, 2021 , and as of April 13 the loan had been disbursed but not paid in full or charged off, according to the SBA.

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  • b"Former Chateau Marmont workers asked the U.S. Small Business Administration (\xe2\x80\x9cSBA\xe2\x80\x9d) to ensure that Chateau Marmont comply with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan requirements.\nAccording to public records, the hotel was approved for a $1.95 million PPP loan on February 5, 2021 , and as of April 13 the loan had been disbursed but not paid in full or charged off, according to the SBA.
  • While the PPP program was intended to keep workers on payroll, only a small fraction of laid-off Chateau workers have been returned to their jobs.\n\xe2\x80\x9cI gave 40 years of my life to Chateau Marmont and have been struggling as a part time pizza delivery driver while my hotel is being approved for a nearly $2 Million dollar loan.
  • The workers, who are supported by UNITE HERE Local 11, assembled yesterday to distribute boxes of groceries to each other and their families.
  • Yet large companies like Chateau Marmont have used a loophole in the law to apply for these limited funds.

CH&LA Statement: New Regulation Slows Hotel Workers' Return

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 5:35pm

\xe2\x80\x9cWe need all our returning and new employees ASAP to meet the reopening demand at our hotels.

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  • \xe2\x80\x9cWe need all our returning and new employees ASAP to meet the reopening demand at our hotels.
  • Unfortunately, restrictive hiring regulations only slow down our employees from resuming the careers they love.\xe2\x80\x9d\nThe California Hotel and Lodging Association is the leading resource and advocate for California\xe2\x80\x99s more than 6,000 hotels, motels and boutique inns that employ more than 235,000 workers.
  • CHLA, established in 1893, is the largest state lodging industry association in the nation and is a partner with the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
  • For more information, go to www.calodging.com .\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210416005439/en/\n'

PAR Technology Celebrates Historic Partner Milestone

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 12:30pm

ParTech, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR).\nPAR currently has partnerships with companies spanning nearly 30 categories, ranging from back-office and accounting to kiosks, security, and voice AI.

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  • ParTech, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR).\nPAR currently has partnerships with companies spanning nearly 30 categories, ranging from back-office and accounting to kiosks, security, and voice AI.
  • With the recent acquisition of leading Loyalty solutions provider, Punchh Inc., PAR has become a Unified Commerce Cloud Platform for Enterprise Restaurants.
  • PAR Technology\xe2\x80\x99s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PAR.
  • For more information, visit www.partech.com or connect with PAR Technology on Facebook or Twitter .\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210416005095/en/\n"

Hilton Grand Vacations to Report First Quarter 2021 Results

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 9:15pm

b'Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) announces it will report financial results for the first quarter of 2021 before the financial markets open on Thursday, April 29, 2021, followed by a teleconference at 11 a.m. (ET).\nTo access the live teleconference via phone, please dial 1-877-407-0784 in the U.S./Canada (or +1-201-689-8560 internationally) approximately 15 minutes prior to the teleconference\xe2\x80\x99s start time.

Key Points: 
  • b'Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) announces it will report financial results for the first quarter of 2021 before the financial markets open on Thursday, April 29, 2021, followed by a teleconference at 11 a.m. (ET).\nTo access the live teleconference via phone, please dial 1-877-407-0784 in the U.S./Canada (or +1-201-689-8560 internationally) approximately 15 minutes prior to the teleconference\xe2\x80\x99s start time.
  • A webcast replay and transcript will be available within 24 hours after the live event at http://investors.hgv.com .\nAbout Hilton Grand Vacations Inc.\nHilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is recognized as a leading global timeshare company.
  • With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of brand-name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations.
  • The Company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club\xc2\xae and The Hilton Club\xc2\xae, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel and reservation services for more than 325,000 club members.

Couples to Take the Plunge – Literally – with a Thrilling Zip Line Wedding on Catalina Island

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 5:00pm

Announced today from Catalina Island Company , this unique wedding opportunity includes a two-night stay and an extraordinary ceremony on the Zip Line Eco Tour, available for one day only\xe2\x80\x94 Thursday, May 13.\nThis press release features multimedia.

Key Points: 
  • Announced today from Catalina Island Company , this unique wedding opportunity includes a two-night stay and an extraordinary ceremony on the Zip Line Eco Tour, available for one day only\xe2\x80\x94 Thursday, May 13.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210415005327/en/\nCouples to take the plunge -- literally -- with a thrilling Zip Line Wedding Package, exclusively from Catalina Island Company.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)\nFor more than 10 years, Catalina Island Company\xe2\x80\x99s popular Zip Line Eco Tour has been thrilling guests with a 3,600-foot-long course that zigs and zags across Descanso Canyon and through a grove of towering eucalyptus trees.
  • This adventure is set against the backdrop of beautiful Catalina Island, California\xe2\x80\x99s Island Escape\xe2\x84\xa2, with sweeping views of the ocean and its iconic Casino building.

HRS Acquires Itelya; Addition Enhances the Most Advanced Procure2Reimburse Global Lodging Platform

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:30pm

We\xe2\x80\x99re excited that their existing management team, along with all their highly-talented colleagues, are joining the HRS Group,\xe2\x80\x9d said HRS CEO Tobias Ragge .

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  • We\xe2\x80\x99re excited that their existing management team, along with all their highly-talented colleagues, are joining the HRS Group,\xe2\x80\x9d said HRS CEO Tobias Ragge .
  • Our Lodging as a Service platform is comprehensive and unmatched, offering corporations a superior option as they recalibrate for the resumption of business travel.
  • The company is committed to facilitating safety, savings, security, satisfaction and sustainable hotel options for its global client roster.
  • Founded in 1972, HRS today works with 35 percent of the global Fortune 500, as well as the world\xe2\x80\x99s leading hotel chains, regional hospitality groups and independent hotels.

Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM) Adds 25 Hotels by Finding Opportunities in the Pandemic to Grow Management Portfolio

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 1:55pm

b'Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM) today announced the addition of 25 hotels totaling approximately 4,000 rooms to its portfolio since last year.

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  • b'Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM) today announced the addition of 25 hotels totaling approximately 4,000 rooms to its portfolio since last year.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cWe focused immediately on our existing owners and understood that being scrappy - and helping them manage liquidity, streamline operations and drive market share - was our singular priority.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cThese clients are increasingly recognizing our expertise and leadership in their submarkets, with all major brands, and certainly our independent hotel capabilities.
  • For example, our growth includes new hotels ranging from Silicon Valley to New England to Florida.

Culver’s Selects PAR Technology’s Brink POS® Cloud-Based Software for All Its Locations

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 12:30pm

\xe2\x80\x9cWe\xe2\x80\x99ve also seen our guest preferences shift from 60% of our business to nearly all of our business being On-the-Go.

Key Points: 
  • \xe2\x80\x9cWe\xe2\x80\x99ve also seen our guest preferences shift from 60% of our business to nearly all of our business being On-the-Go.
  • Conversions for the remaining Culver\xe2\x80\x99s locations will begin in late 2021.\nFor over 35 years, Culver\xe2\x80\x99s guests have been treated to cooked-to-order food made with farm-fresh ingredients and served with a smile.
  • The restaurants\xe2\x80\x99 nationally recognized customer service is based on small-town, Midwestern values, genuine friendliness and an unwavering commitment to quality.
  • For more information, visit www.partech.com or connect with PAR Technology on Facebook or Twitter.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210414005245/en/\n"

SnowShoe Exceeds 25 Million Spark Events Across Mobile Devices

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

b'Portland-based SnowShoe, the leading developer of physical presence systems for mobile authentication, announced today that more than 25 million events have been facilitated by its SparkTM capacitive authentication system.

Key Points: 
  • b'Portland-based SnowShoe, the leading developer of physical presence systems for mobile authentication, announced today that more than 25 million events have been facilitated by its SparkTM capacitive authentication system.
  • The technology is distinct in the marketplace and SnowShoe has filed 32 patents in 18 countries along with 6 trademarks for the product.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cWe see retail roaring back in 2021, and SnowShoe plans to be a big part of that momentum,\xe2\x80\x9d says Hayes.
  • SnowShoe solutions can be adapted to a wide range of loyalty and event applications for consumers and businesses.

UNITE HERE Local 11 Urges Hollywood Award Circuit to Boycott Chateau Marmont

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 9:19pm

Other prominent actors who have pledged to boycott the Chateau Marmont include Edie Falco, Lena Headey, Constance Zimmer, Nikki Bilderback, Thomas Sadoski, and Alison Pill.

Key Points: 
  • Other prominent actors who have pledged to boycott the Chateau Marmont include Edie Falco, Lena Headey, Constance Zimmer, Nikki Bilderback, Thomas Sadoski, and Alison Pill.
  • Rage Against the Machine guitarist, Tom Morello, tweeted his support of the workers late last week.
  • A growing number of Hollywood and community leaders have also voiced their support for the Chateau workers and their campaign for justice and accountability.
  • Since then, many of the hotel\xe2\x80\x99s workers have spoken out about their experiences working at \xe2\x80\x9cHollywood\xe2\x80\x99s Playground,\xe2\x80\x9d prompting concern from community leaders and the call for a boycott.