John Anderson, Smart Meetings -- We've all heard that flat is the new up, with businesses and meeting planners adjusting to an economy that's more about sustaining revenue than growing it. Assuming that's the case, then bland might just be the new wow, pleasingly plump the new slim and, if the hotel folks in Utah have their say, Salt Lake City the
Posts from September 2009
Ann Cochran, Peter Greenberg Worldwide -- Salt Lake City has dual mecca status: religious and athletic. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is based in and around glorious Temple Square and there are seven world-class ski resorts 30 to 45 minutes away, 11 within an hour's drive. Utah's tourism slogan, "Life Elevated," couldn't be a more
Skiing Magazine Resort Awards Best Snow : Alta/Snowbird, Utah The heavens really open up in Utah. These neighboring resorts at the end of Little Cottonwood Canyon typically get more than 600 inches a year. During winter, Utah State Highway 210 winds up Little Cottonwood Canyon, passes Snowbird, and dead-ends near Alta and the canyon's head, at 8,600
Salt Lake City, UT-September 2009-The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City announces the appointment of Executive Head Chef Phillip Yates. Yates joined the Grand America Hotel's team of world-renowned chefs in 2007. Since then he has been delighting hotel guests with his distinctive, multi-regional cuisine. "I'm excited to have Phillip at the
Mike Gorrell, Salt Lake Tribune -- The 600 travel agents meeting in Salt Lake City later this week aren't really coming to learn about Utah. Their focus is expected to be on seminars the Travel Leaders company put together to help franchisees nationwide understand and react to trends in the struggling industry. Or on the chance to network with
Squatters Releases a HUGE New Beer for 20 th Annibrewsary Salt Lake City - September 1 st Salt Lake Brewing Co. aka Squatters Pubs and Beers will raise a pint and toast to 20 years in the pub business. To celebrate, they are not only throwing a staggeringly long birthday bash at the pubs; they are releasing a huge new beer: HOP RISING.