• Stephanie Kelly Joins Westin Southfield Sales Team

     
    POSTED July 24, 2017
     

Stephanie Kelly joined the 388-room Westin Southfield Hotel and Executive Meeting Center as its new senior sales manager overseeing association, family reunion, government, multicultural and religious markets.

She brings 30 years of hospitality experience and earned numerous awards for outstanding sales performance.

Prior to joining the Westin Southfield, she served as senior sales manager for the 238-room Sheraton Detroit Novi hotel. She also had various sales and banquet positions at Doubletree Novi, Doubletree Detroit Metro Airport, Crowne Plaza Detroit Metro Airport and the Holiday Inn Metro Airport.

Mixology Mixer has launched several new team-building and stress-relief kits that offer fun virtual experiences. From coffee and chocolate tastings to hypnotherapy, Mixology Mixer’s activities are a great way to recalibrate and spend time together.

Founded by celebrity event planner Loni Paige, Miami-based Mixology Mixer was created during the pandemic to employ out-of-work bartenders while restaurants and bars closed around the country.

 

Hotels Moving Toward Recovery

The hotel industry will continue its path to recovery this year, but it won’t be without some speed bumps, and full recovery is still several years in the future. Those are the conclusions of the 2022 State of the Hotel Industry Report by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).

Here are some of the top findings of the report, which was conducted with analysis by Oxford Economics.

» Hotel room revenues are projected to approach 2019 levels this year, reaching $168 billion.

 

Sports tourism was a big win for West Michigan last year. West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) generated over $55 million for the region in direct visitor spending through 100 sporting events. That’s more than a 300 percent increase from 2020 and a slight increase over 2019 revenue. According to tracking by WMSC, these 100 sporting events attracted 184,350 athletes and visitors and filled nearly 43,000 hotel room nights.