January 23, 2012 |
The Montage Beverly Hills and the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe in Truckee are the newest California hotels to score five diamonds in the 2012 AAA Awards , the Auto Club's top honor bestowed to just 126 of the more than 31,000 hotels reviewed this year in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. In all, 19 California hotels past and present are on the five-diamond list for 2012. The Aria Sky Suites in Las Vegas , Mandarin Oriental Miami and the St. Regis Houston also are among the newcomers to receive the top ranking.
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October 19, 2011 |
In the basements of the Disneyland and Paradise Pier hotels in Anaheim, big flat-screen monitors hang from the walls in rooms where uniformed crews do laundry. The monitors are like scoreboards, with employees' work speeds compared to one another. Workers are listed by name, so their colleagues can see who is quickest at loading pillow cases, sheets and other items into a laundry machine. It should come as no surprise that at the happiest place on Earth, not all the employees are smiling.
March 24, 2011 |
Walt Disney Co. shareholders returned Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs to the entertainment company's board of directors, despite questions raised about whether his health would hamper his ability to serve. Jobs was reelected along with 12 other directors. The shareholders also rejected a proposal that would have ended the practice of allowing Disney's board to administer a retest to determine whether senior executives qualify to receive stock bonuses. Unite Here, the union that represents about 2,100 hotel workers at Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks, put forth the proposal, maintaining that the second eligibility test increases the likelihood that top Disney executives would receive their awards.
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October 26, 2010 |
Richard S. Stevens, who had leadership roles with the Disneyland Hotel, Queen Mary and Balboa Bay Club during a wide-ranging business career, has died. He was 80. Stevens died Oct. 14 in his sleep at his Newport Beach home, said his wife, Joan. He worked more than 20 years for Wrather Corp. As president of Wrather Hotels, which included the Disneyland Hotel, he developed a plan for the company to lease the Queen Mary in Long Beach as a tourist attraction and display with it the Spruce Goose seaplane built by Howard Hughes.
November 16, 2009
Re "For many ill with the flu, staying home is no option," Nov. 13 Ah, the joys of the "let the marketplace take care of itself" school of government. About 22 million Americans are suffering with the H1N1 virus, and one-third of the nation's workers don't have paid sick days. In other words, the sick must come to work or lose pay and be disciplined. Thus we have a nice "How to Spread the Flu 101" program in place. Of course, we would not want any government regulation inhibiting the spread of this deadly disease.
October 6, 2009 |
The president of the Disneyland Resorts in Anaheim, the first African American to oversee the theme park, announced his retirement Monday. Ed Grier, 54, started his 28-year Disney career as a senior auditor. From 2004 to 2006, he was executive director of the Disney attractions in Tokyo. In 2006, he took over as head of the Anaheim operations. Grier oversees a workforce of 20,000 employees at the 506-acre resort, which includes Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure Park, the Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the Paradise Pier Hotel and Downtown Disney.