Member News - December
Country Inn and Suites Wilder has hired a new Director of Sales. Her name is Bethany Johnson. She is a UC graduate with a BA in Organizational Leadership, and a minor in Business Administration.
As of Tuesday, October 1, 2013 The Campbell House in Lexington dropped the Crowne Plaza affiliation and is currently operating as an independent hotel (The Campbell House). The property has a new owner and is about to undertake a full restoration of the facility.
The Bowling Green CVB was rebranded a destination "Geared for fun!" a few months ago. A substantial amount of qualitative and quantitative research was conducted to learn from its own tourism industry and gain visitor feedback. Bowling Green’s rebrand presents a destination epitomizing the classic all-American vacation, a unique hub of south central Kentucky with a picturesque canvas that gives families the chance to spend time together and, most importantly, have fun.
Touting the Economic Clout of the Hotel Industry in KY
KH&LA facilitated a hard hat tour of the new Owensboro Hampton Inn Downtown with KY Senator Joe Bowen (center of the photo) Malcolm Bryant, owner of the new hotel property and hotel General Manager, John Morton, CHA. The hotel is a private development that will add to the local enhancements the city of Owensboro has implemented recently.
The Hampton Inn & Suites will feature 150 rooms consisting of suites and large studios. The hotel will be a LEED certified property and will even have a car charging station and green plant roof. It will employ approximately 100 individuals from the local area and is scheduled to open mid December 2013.
The tour was designed to bring awareness to the senator of the strength of the economic impact of the hotel industry in Kentucky. What better way to do that than to give him a prime example in his own back yard. Evansville station WFIE covered the event for its midday news.
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