Belmond, the London-headquartered hospitality group recently completed their annual roadshow in India. This was the company’s second annual roadshow in the country that covered Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai through a series of trade events as well as media interactions.Belmond Sales delegation was led by Shane Arrold, Regional Director of Sales – Asia Pacific and included representatives from Cape Town, Brazil, Asia, Russia and Italy. The trade turned up in good numbers to interact with the Belmond team and gain insights into various products including luxury hotels, trains, cruises and safaris.The media interactions, on the other hand, were headed by Maria Kuhn, Belmond’s Corporate Director of Communications where she revealed Belmond’s strategic plan which is focused on three key areas: driving top-line growth and bottom-line results, continuing to build brand awareness, and expanding the Company’s global footprint. The strategic plan projects that the company will double in size by 2020.
While President Barack Obama was in Las Vegas for a sold-out fundraiser, he once again chose Caesars Palace as his resort of choice. Having been a frequent guest of the hotel during his campaign, President Obama noted to the audience, “I thought I had a pretty nice room,” he said. “But now I’m president, they upgraded me. It’s a really nice room now.”Nice it is–the 22,000 square foot suite in the newly renovated Forum Tower offers unparalleled views of the Las Vegas Strip and offers and exterior patio with private pool. Always one to stay in shape, the President made sure to make a visit to the renowned Qua Baths and Spa for a workout and was spotted shaking hands and thanking the Caesars staff along the way. He also made a special surprise visit to room service to thank the staff.At the fundraiser, Bette Midler (who like President Obama grew up in Hawaii), gave President Obama a ukulele for his daughters, Sasha and Malia.www.ceasarspalace.com