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Hotel and Accommodation Industry

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  • New boat to be christened

    New boat to be christened
    Tucked away in the Island Hotel's kitchen, past the room-service carts and the dinner assembly stations, an old Sabot leans against a storage room wall. It awaits repair, not for sailing but for nibbling. Before most guests awake Friday morning, the...
  • Newport police arrest pair in hotel conference thefts

    Newport Beach police last week arrested a man and a woman suspected of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of valuables from medical conferences at high-end hotels in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Police allege that Eddwin Ricardo...
  • Council favors billing problem motels

    Under a proposed ordinance, Costa Mesa motels could pay for causing too much trouble. The City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved the first reading of the "excessive use of resources" ordinance. If the council approves it a second time,...
  • Planners lift ban on LED signs for Metro Pointe

    Can people see Metro Pointe from the 405 Freeway? Perhaps not well enough, according to the shopping center's developers, who won approval from the Costa Mesa Planning Commission on Monday night to install a 9-by-18-foot electronic sign near Bear Street...
  • Regency loses its crown

    The Hyatt Regency Irvine now goes by a different name: Hotel Irvine. With the new label comes new management. Hotel Irvine marks the third hotel controlled by the Irvine Co. "We are the owner, the brand, the face," said Ralph Grippo, president of...
  • Planning Commission reviews motel limits

    The Costa Mesa Planning Commission examined a proposal Monday evening that could significantly reduce the number of allowable long-term motel tenants. Because the city has largely met its most recent requirement to provide affordable housing, "it is no...
  • Ensenada brings Newport to Newporters

    Ensenada brings Newport to Newporters
    ENSENADA, MEXICO — Before lunch began, Commodore Chuck Iverson sat in the back corner of a restaurant, reviewing the guest list. It seemed a generic Newport Beach scene: place settings arranged on white tablecloths. Ocean view. Members of the...
  • Planners limit long-term stays at motel

    Planners limit long-term stays at motel
    Citing conditions ranging from hoarding and vermin infestation to broken window screens, the Costa Mesa Planning Commission on Monday night unanimously agreed that a Newport Boulevard motel has been operating as a public nuisance. During a series of...
  • Commentary: A post-marathon indulgence

    Last week, nine of my retired teacher pals lunched at a garden restaurant. We studied the menu, looking for a no-holds-barred, high-calorie lunch. This group doesn't waste a minute worrying about the Mediterranean diet. My former principal called out,...
  • 'Problem motels' less of a problem

    A task force focusing on quality-of-life issues in Costa Mesa says the city has made progress in curbing the number of times police are called to so-called problem motels. In a report released this week, Costa Mesa's Neighborhood Improvement Task...
  • Residents sue to block Upper Newport Bay project

    Two residents have sued Newport Beach in hopes of blocking a residential, commercial and marine development proposed for a section of the Upper Newport Bay. Bert Ohlig and Susan Skinner, who make up the Stop the Dunes Hotel group, sued the city, council...
  • Reel Critics: A 'Grand' hotel, indeed

    Reel Critics: A 'Grand' hotel, indeed
    "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is a crazy roller-coaster ride of a movie with the promise of future cult status. The story masquerades as a parody of Eastern European culture and manners between the two world wars. But Wes Anderson's mile-a-minute plot...