• Kindred Resorts & Hotels Adds Five New Properties

     
    POSTED August 25, 2016
     

Kindred Resorts & Hotels has just added five properties to it's roster. Currently, the company has 56 properties; the additions include: Amangani, High Hampton Inn & Country Club, Rancho de los Caballeros, Sea Island and Sun Mountain Lodge.

Each hotel brings a unique environment to the brand. Amangani is a 40-suite retreat that offers discrete, personalized service. It's open December through March and features access to National Parks, yoga and reflexology, hiking, dog sledding, photography tours and more.

High Hampton Inn & Country club has a garden for themed dinners and breakout meetings. Their various spaces can fit anywhere from 15 to 200 people. On an interesting note, guests do not have telephones or TVs in their rooms because all staff encourage guests to unplug and partake in the scenery around them.

Rancho de Los Caballeros opened in 1948 and sits on 20,000 acres of High Sonoran Desert. There is 9,000-square-feet of meeting space and 79 rooms that showcase the ranch resort atmosphere. Sea Island boasts 5 miles of private beach, 16 tennis courts, a beach club, three championship golf courses and more. There is more than 51,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. Sun Mountain Lodge has meeting areas that can accommodate up to 300 people, full-service catering for indoor and outdoor events, a private wine cellar and a library for intimate gatherings.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

This fall, chef Jorge Guzman will open a new restaurant, Petite León, in the former Blackbird Cafe space in South Minneapolis. The restaurant will serve dishes with Mexican, Spanish, French, and American influences, that aim to be approachable, creative and delicious.