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Look What's For Dinner

Priyadarshini Nandy | Posted 06.16.2014 | Taste
Priyadarshini Nandy

These chefs aren't selling food; they're creating memories that also happen to taste great.

Grand Cayman: Perfect Summer Vacation

Andrea Poe | Posted 05.30.2014 | Travel
Andrea Poe

When travelers think of summer vacation, they don't often conjure images of the Caribbean, but in the case of Grand Cayman, they should.

Slow Food in Grand Cayman

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 07.13.2014 | Travel
Emily Elyse Miller

I mean I don't even need to do that much convincing, one peak at how beautiful this island is and my work is done. Rum cocktails, beach bars, amazing food... and more rum, are you sold yet?

The Best Hotel Restaurants In The US

Thrillist | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Credit: J&G Grill, St. Regis Bal Harbour Who says hotels are just for sleeping? Or stealing stuff? Sure, the dining options at the Snellville La ...

Hospitality Jobs You Wish You Had

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

From a fairy godmother to a guacamologist, these are some of the coolest jobs in the hotel industry.

Family Glamping: 8 Hotels With Fabulous Faux Camping

MiniTime | Posted 05.23.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Located on 18 acres wooded with pine and oak trees, the Houstonian Hotel has a Kids Campout Package that features a room tent, sleeping bags and cushioned mats, along with scene-setting glow-in-the-dark stars and a stuffed raccoon.

Ryan Grim

Christian Charity Loses A Fish Stick Fortune In Caribbean Hotel

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Lutheran charitable foundation lost roughly a third of its endowment in a Caribbean investment scheme gone wrong, the group's most rec...

Best Hotels in Canada 2014

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

You'll find 10 properties that represent the crème de la crème of Canadian hospitality. While each hotel maintains a unique style, they all hold a prominent spot on our 2014 list of the Best Hotels in Canada thanks to their upscale amenities, inspiring settings and superlative service.

The Best New Hotels of 2013 to Add to Your Travel Bucketlist

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

From the opening of America's first LEGOLAND resort to the introduction of the innovative "Instagram hotel," there's been a slew of amazing new accommodation options on offer for travellers to enjoy.

Be Pono: Keep Sacred Acts of Christmas and Holidays Throughout the Year

Catherine Bauknight | Posted 02.22.2014 | Hawaii
Catherine Bauknight

As spoken by the native people of Hawai'i, to be "pono" is to be in balance, to do what is right from your mana'o, the gut or deep awareness of true self. This concept has been practiced by Hawai'ians throughout their ancient culture.

6 Questions With Noel Lanzas, Ritz-Carlton South Beach's Official Art Basel Ambassador

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 02.16.2014 | Travel
Emily Elyse Miller

Noel Lanzas is the Ritz's official Art Basel Ambassador and resident concierge. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about art in Miami that this title was created just for him. I was able to talk with him about Art Basel expectations and a few of his favorites featured artists.

6 Dreamy Christmas Hotel Packages

MiniTime | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Here are six luxurious resorts pouring on the Christmas cheer for families with festivities ranging from cookie decorating and elf tuck-ins to visits with Santa.

Bryan K. Williams: The Master of Five-Star Service

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

I had an opportunity to attend Dr. Williams' vibrant presentation on Five-Star service delivery at the International Spa Association's (ISPA) Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

Treat Yourself

Alison Lewis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Alison Lewis

If you're looking to travel this fall and winter, be sure to check resorts with spa treatments inspired by fall ingredients. Here are some of our latest fall inspired spa finds.

Can You Improve Customer Service By Empowering Your Team?

Alistair Niederer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Alistair Niederer

More employee empowerment really is a great deal for employees, customers, and customer service managers - perhaps more firms should be exploring this idea?

8 Newcomer Resorts Not to Miss

Alison Lewis | Posted 11.25.2013 | Travel
Alison Lewis

Fall is finally here, so it's time to put your cool-weather travel plans in motion. Here are eight fabulous, unique, brand-new resorts that are the epitome of wellness traveling at its best.

Interviewing Chip Bell: The 9 1/2 Principles of Innovative Service

BJ Gallagher | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
BJ Gallagher

Chip Bell is one of my favorite authors. His books are smart, succinct, accessible, and practical. Among the mind-numbing, eye-glazing, sleep-inducing...

I'm With Stupid: Wolfgang Rocks the Three-Pig Culinary Masterpiece

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.16.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Every so often, in penning this column, I get to write words that I never thought I would see together in a sentence -- words so incongruous that there exists virtually no possibility of their being associated.

Visions of Stars -- The Other Blacks With Power

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 10.05.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

In light of this very somber weekend with the decision regarding Trayvon Martin, I didn't know if it would be a good idea to release a story about the highlight of my trip to Miami to cover the American Black Film Festival.

This Job Exists: Camel Milk Mixologist

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 07.03.2013 | Taste

At the swanky new Ritz-Carlton hotel in Abu Dhabi, patrons can order milkshakes in flavors like strawberry and mint -- all with one very Middle Easter...

Food Inspired Cocktails: Bartender, Make Mine Sunny Side Up

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.18.2013 | Taste
Jeryl Brunner

According the to the Museum of the American Cocktail, the first printed reference to the word "cocktail" was in 1806.

A Ritual of Refreshing Restraint

Sanjay Surana | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Sanjay Surana

I went to my first Japanese tea ceremony today. Actually, it was my first tea ceremony, period. Big whoop, you might think, except that six months ago I would have balked at such an opportunity. Before moving to Singapore last year, I was an avowed anti-tea-ite.

Your Love Is King -- Regina King Takes the Stage at ABFF

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 07.15.2013 | Miami
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

As the summer begins to peek through what seems like a long winter, I added ABFF, The American Black Film Festival, to my agenda of things to attend this summer. So Miami here I come once again.

Say 'Cheers!' With A Cicada Cocktail

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you're not quite ready to start cooking with cicadas, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. has the drink for you: a Cicada Soirée cock...

IBM, Ritz-Carlton and Yum! Brands Empower Front Line Employees... Do You?

George Bradt | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
George Bradt

The strongest leaders get that it's not about them. It's about the others. Whether you call them "first followers" or "front line," leadership is about inspiring and enabling others to do their absolute best together to realize a meaningful and rewarding shared purpose.