Hospitality in photo form

Paul C. Wegert, managing director/area manager at The Inn at St. John’s, received the RD Musser Hotelier of the Year award at the 2019 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Wegert was recognized at the Stars of the Industry dinner at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

Sundt Construction Inc. celebrated the topping out of the Sunnyvale Hilton Garden Inn in California. The event celebrated the hard work of the project team. More than 220 subcontractors from the project enjoyed lunch and a ceremony.

OTO Development was named the 2018 CONNECT Developer of the Year—for the second year in a row—and also received Marriott’s Best Collaborator and Serve 360 awards. Pictured left to right are Dave Grissen, Marriott; Arne Sorenson, Marriott; John Wong, OTO; Corry Oakes, OTO; George Rutledge, OTO; Mike Gallen, OTO; Todd Turner, OTO; Tom Onken, Marriott; and Liam Brown, Marriott.

The Moxy Nashville Downtown Hotel hosted a hard hat media preview. Slated to open in July 2019, the 90,000-sq.-ft., six-story hotel is the first hotel to front Honky Tonk Row. Original tile and salvaged doors are just some of the repurposed elements that will be used throughout the hotel.

Robert Foster, GM at DoubleTree Asheville Biltmore, was named North Carolina Lodging Manager of the Year by the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association (NCRLA). Foster is pictured with Lynn Minges, president/CEO, NCRLA, and Vinay Patel, SREE. Photo: Eamon Queeney

Carson City will soon be home to Nevada’s second My Place hotel. Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell, Amy Sutherland of Carson Tahoe Health Community Foundation, along with Carson City Culture & Tourism Association (CCCTA) and a host of community leaders, gathered alongside the owners, management and My Place Hotels representatives to celebrate the groundbreaking.

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