The dynamic city of Asbury Park, N. J., is set to open a new hotel in spring 2016—the first opening in the area in more than 50 years.
The Asbury, a product of the real-estate company iStar, combines the Victorian-era history of the era with its vibrant social culture.
The project is a collaboration between David Bowd, known for creating the Salt Hotels brand, and Anda Andrei, iStar’s creative lead for the Asbury Park redevelopment project and the former design director for the Ian Schrager Company.
Crystal Kennedy was recently hired as the associate director of sales for the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
Atticus Garant was recently hired as the executive sous chef for Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park.
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia will undergo a complete transformation later this year.
Architect and interior designer Wimberly Interiors is leading the project for the Avenue of the Arts-located hotel. Renovations include new guest rooms and meeting spaces a refreshed lobby experience and public spaces, and a new restaurant, bar and lounge. The project is slated begin this month and finish in spring 2016.
Sarah Winters was recently hired as the leisure sales director for the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association.
John Wheeler was recently hired as the director of event production for The RK Group—a hospitality and culinary service management company.