hotel room – Tribune Tower http://tribunetower.info/ Sun, 27 Mar 2022 12:26:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tribunetower.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/tribune-120x120.png hotel room – Tribune Tower http://tribunetower.info/ 32 32 Documents detail domestic assault at Hotel Hilo https://tribunetower.info/documents-detail-domestic-assault-at-hotel-hilo/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 10:05:00 +0000 https://tribunetower.info/documents-detail-domestic-assault-at-hotel-hilo/ An argument early Friday evening at the bar of the Grand Naniloa hotel escalated into an incident in a hotel room in which a man allegedly whipped a woman with a pistol, forcefully shoved the barrel of the gun into her mouth and threatened to kill her, according to court documents filed by police. According […]]]> ]]> Philadelphia Conventions Rebound, Hotel Owners Optimistic About Future | Agriculture https://tribunetower.info/philadelphia-conventions-rebound-hotel-owners-optimistic-about-future-agriculture/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 19:03:15 +0000 https://tribunetower.info/philadelphia-conventions-rebound-hotel-owners-optimistic-about-future-agriculture/ This year, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) has 19 “citywide” events on the books – gatherings that generate 2,000 or more hotel room stays during its peak night – correspondent the number of citywide events held in 2019 before the pandemic. Highlight events include NCAA Division I East Regional men’s basketball in late […]]]>

This year, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) has 19 “citywide” events on the books – gatherings that generate 2,000 or more hotel room stays during its peak night – correspondent the number of citywide events held in 2019 before the pandemic.

Highlight events include NCAA Division I East Regional men’s basketball in late March at the Wells Fargo Center, which is expected to fill more than 8,000 hotel rooms. The return of the Army-Navy football game this winter, which is expected to draw 50,000 visitors, “will really help our month of December and help us finish the year strong,” said Ed Grose, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel. Association.

However, the 498,000 hotel nights of the 152 events booked by PHLCVB will be down around 50% from the million nights in 2019.

“We still have a ways to go, however, we are very optimistic about our future,” Grose said.

The PHLCVB also says it expects this year’s events to generate an economic impact of $371 million, up from $600 million in 2019.

“This is definitely a pivotal point,” said Gregg Caren, President and CEO of PHLCVB. The city ended its indoor mask requirement on Wednesday, signaling another shift toward normalcy for convention organizers.

“We’re not going to get back to 2019 levels in a year,” Caren said. But, he noted, the worst projections call for a full recovery in 2025 or 2026. It now looks like activity levels could return by 2024, and possibly 2023.

“Our job is to accelerate that,” Caren said.

When the pandemic shutdowns began two years ago, travel plummeted, events large and small were canceled and many people in the region lost their tourism-related jobs.

In Philadelphia alone, employment in recreation and hospitality fell from 72,500 workers in March 2020 to 29,200 the following month, according to federal data. In December, the number of employees in the sector stood at 54,300.

“The livelihoods and incomes of tens of thousands of people basically go up and down based on how well we do,” Caren said.

During the pandemic, the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority has invested $25 million in health and safety-related upgrades, from air filtration systems to UV lights that sanitize handrails on escalators to the carpet replacement.

These improvements put Philadelphia in a “strong position” to compete for business, said John McNichol, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority. “We were able to assess the situation and invest wisely in things that will matter to our customers.”

In addition to meetings that guarantee large blocks of hotel bookings by out-of-town visitors, events like the Philadelphia Auto Show this week bring a steady stream of people downtown. “You get a lot of foot traffic, so the economy benefits,” McNichol said. The Philadelphia Auto Show is expected to draw 250,000 attendees March 5-13.

The convention center hosted ballot counters in the 2020 election and served as the first mass vaccination site in the United States. A handful of large-group events also took place in 2021 — like the Northeast Girls Qualifier volleyball tournament, which returns to Philadelphia next week and for two weekends in April.

“We’re looking at 1,345 teams coming to the area over the three weekends,” said East Coast Volleyball COO Tom Pingel.

Under pandemic protocols in the spring of 2021, courts had to be further apart, spectator numbers were limited, there were restrictions on eating and drinking inside, and everyone had to wear a mask.

This year, masks will be optional and the tournament will feel “more like a pre-pandemic situation,” Pingel said. “People are going to be thrilled to come in and see the [Reading Terminal] market and everything else downtown.”

The Natural Products Expo East, for businesses specializing in food and other natural and organic products, also successfully held its show in Philadelphia last September – with more than 15,000 registered attendees – and will return later this year.

Last year’s expo “was more successful than we could have imagined given what was happening at the time,” said Lacey Gautier, vice president of events for natural products. at Informa Markets, which organizes the exhibition.

The 2021 event has seen many cancellations amid the delta variant, and Gautier expects a “significant increase” in attendance this year. The planning process in 2022 “feels different and lighter, when there’s this broader receptivity when places open up a little bit more,” she said.

When the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. opened registration last month for its upcoming national convention in Philadelphia, more than 3,000 people signed up the first week.

The sorority, one of the historically “Divine Nine” of black sororities and fraternities, was founded at Howard University in 1920 – and had to cancel its in-person centennial celebration in 2020 due to the pandemic.

“We really missed having this major celebration that we had planned for this time, and it was very difficult for my members because you don’t turn 100 every day,” said Valerie Hollingsworth Baker, International President. of the sorority’s centennial.

This year will be special, she said. Zeta Phi Beta is planning a service project in the city at the July convention, along with a lineup of artists, at their first face-to-face gathering since 2018. meet, and as we fellowship with each other,” said Hollingsworth Baker.

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Panchkula businessman found dead in hotel room in Ludhiana https://tribunetower.info/panchkula-businessman-found-dead-in-hotel-room-in-ludhiana/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 03:01:00 +0000 https://tribunetower.info/panchkula-businessman-found-dead-in-hotel-room-in-ludhiana/ Tribune press service Ludhiana, February 27 A Panchkula businessman, Manish Sanghi (35), was found dead at Radisson Blu Hotel on Ferozepur Road here on Saturday. He is believed to have taken his own life as a suicide note was also recovered in which he held 14 people responsible for his death. Police […]]]>


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Ludhiana, February 27

A Panchkula businessman, Manish Sanghi (35), was found dead at Radisson Blu Hotel on Ferozepur Road here on Saturday. He is believed to have taken his own life as a suicide note was also recovered in which he held 14 people responsible for his death.

Police scan hotel CCTV footage

Police are also checking CCTV footage from the Radisson Blu hotel to see if anyone else entered Manish Sanghi’s room on the day of his death. Images are also purchased for further investigation.

Sarabha Nagar Police have registered a case under Section 306 (Abetting Suicide) of the IPC against 14 people namely Arvinder Singh and his wife Natasha, residents of Gurugram, Rajesh, Delhi Ram, Bominani Raman and his son, residents of Andhra Pradesh, Rajesh Daga, Narinder Gulati, Sandeep of Yamunagar, Kamal Sisodia, Rajiv Sanghi, Shalini Sanghi, Akash Sanghi and Umang Sanghi.

Complainant Shonika Goyal of Panchkula, wife of the deceased, told police that her husband was a big supplier of pipes and supplied pipes across the country.

The defendant owes several million rupees to her husband and every time her husband asked them to pay his money, the defendant threatened him, the plaintiff said, adding that since millions of rupees from her husband were blocked, he was in depression.

On February 21, her husband said he was going to Amritsar for a business meeting and later he went to Ludhiana. On February 25, she received a call from the Sarabha Nagar police station informing her that her husband had been found dead in room 816 of the Radisson Blu hotel.

Police also recovered brown-colored tablets from the room, which are being checked.

Shonika Goyal alleged that her husband committed suicide due to the harassment of the defendant as they were not paying him the money and the law should take strict action against them all.

ASI investigator Jagjit Singh said police would send the suicide note for forensic examination and further investigation had already been initiated.

The SHO, Sarabha Nagar Police Station, SI Jaskanwal Singh Sekhon said a preliminary investigation suggested that Manish committed suicide, but the autopsy report would shed light on the exact cause of death. The tablets recovered from the hotel room would also be sent to the forensic laboratory for verification.

The SHO said the deceased checked into the Radisson hotel room on February 24 and the following day was found dead.

According to the suicide note, all the people mentioned in it had a financial dispute with the deceased and the approximate amount is between Rs 3 crore and Rs 4 crore.

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Police investigate death of entertainer in Vegas hotel room | Entertainment https://tribunetower.info/police-investigate-death-of-entertainer-in-vegas-hotel-room-entertainment/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 23:39:34 +0000 https://tribunetower.info/police-investigate-death-of-entertainer-in-vegas-hotel-room-entertainment/ LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are investigating the death of a 43-year-old comedian and performer early Tuesday after spending the night with several others at a luxury hotel on the Strip. Donny Davis did not respond when hotel security and Clark County paramedics were called around 5:30 a.m. to a Conrad hotel room […]]]>

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are investigating the death of a 43-year-old comedian and performer early Tuesday after spending the night with several others at a luxury hotel on the Strip.

Donny Davis did not respond when hotel security and Clark County paramedics were called around 5:30 a.m. to a Conrad hotel room at Resorts World, according to a police report obtained Friday. . He was pronounced dead in hospital.

Davis was a 4ft 2in actor who for several years danced on Britney Spears’ Las Vegas show, toured with Joe Jonas and was frequently seen with stars such as Aerosmith’s Miley Cyrus and Steven Tyler, a reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal. .

He also performed at a party bar called Beacher’s Madhouse and hosted private parties with celebrities such as Mariah Carey and Demi Lovato.

Paramedics called police because they said they were having trouble getting information from the other four people in the room, according to the police report.

Witnesses told investigators that Davis went to the room after being refused service at a hotel bar because he was too drunk.

A spokesperson for the Clark County Coroner’s Office said the results of blood toxicology tests and finding out the cause and circumstances of Davis’ death could take several weeks.

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Hempfield man pleads guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend at the Unity Hotel https://tribunetower.info/hempfield-man-pleads-guilty-to-assaulting-his-ex-girlfriend-at-the-unity-hotel/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 22:49:31 +0000 https://tribunetower.info/hempfield-man-pleads-guilty-to-assaulting-his-ex-girlfriend-at-the-unity-hotel/ A Hempfield man has been sentenced to serve up to 23 months in prison for the violent assault of a former girlfriend last year at a Unity hotel. Jule A. Mascherma, 34, pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault, common assault and threatening terrorism in connection with a March 20 incident at the Inn at […]]]>

A Hempfield man has been sentenced to serve up to 23 months in prison for the violent assault of a former girlfriend last year at a Unity hotel.

Jule A. Mascherma, 34, pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault, common assault and threatening terrorism in connection with a March 20 incident at the Inn at Mt. View when a woman received multiple head and facial injuries.

According to court records, the woman told police that Mascherma – her former boyfriend – had rented the hotel room to facilitate an improvement in their relationship and that after she arrived they had a fight and he dumped her. repeatedly punched and choked before fleeing in her 2020 Honda Accord.

The woman claimed to have received 10 to 15 closed fists.

As part of the plea deal, prosecutors dismissed charges of strangulation, reckless endangerment, theft and criminal mischief.

Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Judge Tim Krieger sentenced Mascherma to 7 to 23 months in prison and an additional two years of probation. Mascherma has not been recognized for the nearly 11 months he spent in prison after his arrest.

In August, Mascherma pleaded guilty to vandalizing a county jail cell as part of a failed escape attempt.

Investigators said four days after he entered, prison guards found a metal wheelchair in Mascherma’s cell with the arms removed and the metal frame around the cell window removed. Mascherma received two sheets when he was booked into the prison and investigators said they found four in his cell, according to court documents.

Police said Mascherma used two screws to hold the metal frame in place when guards conducted cell checks and claimed the damage to the window and wheelchair was there when he arrived in the cell.

In this case, Mascherma was sentenced to 9 to 18 months in prison.

The drunk driving charges in a third case against Mascherma are still pending.

Rich Cholodofsky is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Rich at 724-830-6293, rcholodofsky@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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Jim Heffernan Chronicle: Underwater Hotel in Two Harbors Storylines E! News UK https://tribunetower.info/jim-heffernan-chronicle-underwater-hotel-in-two-harbors-storylines-e-news-uk/ Sat, 05 Feb 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://tribunetower.info/jim-heffernan-chronicle-underwater-hotel-in-two-harbors-storylines-e-news-uk/ There are discussions at Two Harbors about the possibility of building an underwater hotel with an associated submarine. How exciting is that? But first, thanks to the internet, this column is occasionally read in other parts of the country, or even the world, where some readers might not be familiar with scenic Two Harbors. By […]]]>

There are discussions at Two Harbors about the possibility of building an underwater hotel with an associated submarine. How exciting is that?

But first, thanks to the internet, this column is occasionally read in other parts of the country, or even the world, where some readers might not be familiar with scenic Two Harbors. By way of explanation, this is a small hamlet of boating, brewing, car sales and tourism – whether or not to build an underwater hotel, that is the question – along the north shore of the Lake Superior, a jump, jump and jump to the east of Duluth (seems to be north, though).

As one might deduce, there are two ports in Two Harbors, but they call them “bays”. There is Agate Bay and Burlington Bay. Most maritime operations are in Agate Bay, where the huge ore wharf is, so the submarine hotel would go to Burlington Bay, they say.

Who says? Well, the mayor and a mysterious billionaire who goes by the name “MO” Oh my God. We can only hope his last name isn’t “omicron”.

Still, it’s certainly an intriguing development, even if some Hamlet leaders are a bit skeptical. You can’t blame them. For one thing, how deep is Burlington Bay? This would determine how many floors the underwater hotel could have. Maybe they should build a one-story underwater motel with a mooring outside the rooms. I do not know.

Years ago, I was traveling in Greece, in the “mountains” (the Alps are not) outside of Athens, and stayed in a hotel built into the side of a mountain. You entered the lobby at street level, checked in, then took a multi-story elevator to your room. Very exciting and I slept like a log.

I guess that’s kind of how the Two Harbors Underwater Hotel (THUH) should work, if the rooms were to be in the depths of Burlington Bay. There is also mention of a submarine that was somehow involved in transporting tourists. Fun. Hire Captain Nemo.

For interest (I certainly hope), here is some esoteric information about submarines on the local front: there was talk of a submarine in Lake Superior during WWII. In an early conspiracy theory, these evil Nazis from Germany were there to stop America’s valuable shipment of iron ore from Minnesota for the war effort, some of which passed through Two Harbors itself, as well as Duluth and Superior, of course.

The theory postulated that the Germans were smuggling U-boat parts overland across Canada to a remote area along Lake Superior and assembling an U-boat that would sneak up to the head of the lakes and would torpedo our ore carriers. It never happened, of course, but it would make a good movie.

I guess the novelty of spending a night in an underwater hotel would appeal to many tourists. Far be it from me to throw a wet blanket over the idea of ​​an underwater hotel, but they should definitely watch out for leaks. (I’m not sure the term “wet blanket” is appropriate here. Sorry.)

Bathrooms were once called “water-closets” in good company. This development could bring them back. In an underwater hotel, all the closets are water closets, in a way.

Hotel room windows, of course, would overlook Burlington Bay underwater. What might visitors see? Well, big fish, I guess. Coho salmon and others swimming around anxious for their next meal, perhaps an occasional creature from the Black Lagoon or a wandering mermaid? Exciting.

I wish the developers good luck despite all this advice on this. But we shouldn’t hold our breath waiting for this to become a reality. (I’m not sure “holding our breath” is appropriate for ruminating on an underwater hotel, either.)

For the record, there are no black lagoon creatures or mermaids in Lake Superior the last time I checked.

The only floating – yes, floating – cost figure so far is $400 million. Would it be one night to stay there and include a submarine ride? Inquiring minds want to know.

Jim Heffernan is a former Duluth News Tribune news and opinion writer and columnist. He blogs about

jimheffernan.org

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jimheffernan@jimheffernan.org

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