RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Hotel and Accommodation Industry

A collection of news and information related to Hotel and Accommodation Industry published by this site and its partners.

Top Hotel and Accommodation Industry Articles

Displaying items 85-96
  • Commentary: The Tea Party effect on Costa Mesa

    Are you under 35 with plenty of money to spend? Then Costa Mesa is putting out the welcome mat for you. But are you a senior citizen or a financially struggling family? Then Costa Mesa is pulling the rug out from under you. The actions of the City...
  • Officials, owner disagree on running of Sandpiper Motel

    Officials, owner disagree on running of Sandpiper Motel
    Mike Lin knows his motel is not the best lodging choice in Costa Mesa. Customers at the Sandpiper Motel, he said, cannot expect five-star service from a one-star or "no-star" establishment. After all, the Sandpiper is not, unlike the Westin, within...
  • Apodaca: This is not the time to say the poor aren't 'my business'

    Every year at this time, I revisit one of my favorite Christmas stories, Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." One scene never fails to stir my conscience. In it, two men soliciting donations for the poor approach the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, telling...
  • Helping homeless gets personal

    He stood at the gate to his United Airlines flight, ready to head home to Chicago after two years on the streets of Costa Mesa. Officer Julian Trevino, a Costa Mesa cop, had helped Jose Zamora get an identification card and contact his sister so she...
  • Sunny makes a splash for sea lions

    The Fairmont Newport Beach hotel added a new member to its hospitality family last week: Sunny the Sea Lion. Sunny, a smiley marine mammal with a penchant for sunglasses and surfer shirts, is the new face of the hotel's children's program. He's also the...
  • Newport Beach markets itself as an escape from 'Carmageddon'

    Capitalizing on someone's misfortune is not usually good business. But what if a catastrophe is forecast far in advance? Travel marketing executives in Newport Beach have seized on the looming San Diego (405) Freeway shutdown this weekend. They've...
  • Lighting the darkest path

    Lighting the darkest path
    This is the third in an occasional series about homelessness in Costa Mesa. COSTA MESA — A three-tiered fountain covered with blue tiles and topped with a pair of dolphins greets visitors at the entrance to the Costa Mesa Motor Inn. Doors to the...
  • New boutique hotel says expect something unexpected

    New boutique hotel says expect something unexpected
    COSTA MESA — Hotelier Donald Sodaro ran a successful Holiday Inn in the South Coast Metro area for 10 years before deciding that the market deserved more than just another chain hotel. So he took a risk just as the economy started to decline. In...
  • The Crowd: Organizer provides best of the best for scholarship fundraiser

    Congress may find it impossible to agree on funding priorities, but 200 men in blue blazers and white slacks recently joined forces in Newport Beach to raise $60,000 benefiting the annual Balboa Bay Club & Resort's 1221 Club Scholarship Fund. The 17th...
  • From bean fields to ballet: Segerstrom Center celebrates 25 years

    From bean fields to ballet: Segerstrom Center celebrates 25 years
    COSTA MESA — Bonnie Hall was there when the cultural ground in Orange County shifted to the rousing sounds of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. On opening night, Sept. 29, 1986, the soprano and other members of the Pacific Chorale sang the vocal climax...
  • The Crowd: Peeping out the newly re-opened Hotel Hanford

    The Crowd: Peeping out the newly re-opened Hotel Hanford
    Donald Sodaro, one of Newport Beach's leading community philanthropists, revealed a most unique and creative side of his multi-faceted personality at the re-opening of The Hotel Hanford, Costa Mesa. Sodaro and his wife DeeDee, of Lido Isle, have held...
  • City Life: Administrators shouldn't travel when schools need pencils

    I recently reviewed five years of travel expenses for school Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard. Before revealing what I found, it is important you understand why I am qualified to pass judgment. Since 1983, I have attended, spoken, exhibited and organized dozens of...