January 13, 1992 |
Orange County has for years been one of the nation's top vacation destinations. Then in 1991, the Persian Gulf War, recession and cool summer temperatures combined to zap occupancy at the county's major hotels. The luxurious Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point has felt the chill too. General Manager Henry E. Schielein, who joined the Ritz in 1986, has shaved expenses, cut employee hours and taken other steps to try to cope with the downturn.
May 9, 1996 |
Come summer, tourists who descend upon Disneyland, South Coast Plaza, the Ritz-Carlton and other Orange County attractions will be greeted by clean-cut, well-groomed employees whose appearance has been scrutinized right down to their neatly trimmed fingernails. To cultivate and protect their squeaky-clean images, these popular establishments have had to set up grooming policies, and some enforce their dress codes with military zeal.
March 17, 1992 |
The napkin gets tucked under the collar, mes amis, not folded in the lap, because this is serious eating . You can't be sozzled and sit at this table, either, and if you haven't finished your wine course by the time the corresponding food course is finished, too bad. Off with the wine. And absolutely no smoking until the cigars and the cognac come out. No talk of business or personal affairs, politics or religion. No networking, no schmoozing.
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June 7, 1999 |
The City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday to consider an appeal by residents to revoke a permit allowing the Ritz-Carlton hotel to hold tent parties on the grassy plateau adjacent to the hotel. Residents object to noise levels created by the parties and are also opposed to the construction of a banquet hall facility that would eventually replace the tent. The council meets at 6:30 p.m. in chambers, 33282 Street of the Golden Lantern, Suite 203.
April 29, 1999 |
The world's most romantic hotel looks out upon Catalina sunsets from the bluffs of Dana Point, a survey of Gourmet magazine's tasteful readers has found. They bestowed the honor on the Ritz-Carlton, a Mediterranean-style luxury hotel with sweeping coastal views and unusual options for the romantically inclined.
June 17, 1998 |
California's ban on smoking in most public places didn't extinguish the recent 10th annual Gentleman's Smoker at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Dana Point. The tuxedoed cigar enthusiasts just wafted outside, around the main pool at the resort hotel, where they puffed their way through an eight-course meal to the strains of a string quartet. Participants included Tom Wilson, celebrating his election to a first full term as an Orange County supervisor.