In This Issue...
Newsletter proudly sponsored by:
Member of the Month
Drosdick, Doster, Kantor, and Reed, PA.
Member of the Month
at the Entrance to
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Walt Disney World
Swan & Dolphin
Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista
The Alfond Inn at Rollins
CLC Regal Oaks
Caribe Royale Resort & Convention
Partners of the Month:
Associated Planners Group
General Managers Meeting - Downtown
General Managers Meeting - Seminole County
Bright House Networks
Thinking 2017 Membership Luncheon
Blue Team Restoration
VS Media Group
- Presentation Services
Electrical Exhibition Services
Affairs Committee Meeting
Spin Out Guest Laundries
happening with Orlando City Soccer Lake Nona training facility
Orlando Business Journal
- The Buzz
Orlando City Soccer Club is taking steps towards breaking ground on a new
$20 million training facility in Lake Nona's 300-acre Sports &
Tavistock Development Co. LLC applied for permits with the state for the
23-acre property that will house six practice fields, a training center and
other amenities. Site plans submitted with the permit application show a
slight tweak to previous renderings the team provided, with the training
center located more closely to Performance Drive.
In addition, the plans show another look at the placement of the facility's
two MLS natural-turf fields, three other natural-turf fields and one
Tavistock earlier this month also got the thumbs up from the city of
Orlando for development plans that mention "Sports Village at Lake
Nona," which included private athletic fields and a related
23,750-square-foot building, as previously reported by Orlando Business
The soccer complex is expected to be completed sometime next year and will
become the training home for various Orlando soccer teams including the
Major League Soccer Orlando City Lions, the National Women's Soccer
League's Orlando Pride, the United Soccer League's Orlando B and a youth
The Lions also will maintain a presence at their current training facility
in Seminole County.
The new Lake Nona complex will join the southeast Orlando community's
fast-growing sports district, which features the $100 million U.S. Tennis
Association National Campus, as well as facilities for the USTA Florida
chapter and the U.S. Professional Tennis Association.
Meanwhile, Orlando City is in the midst of building its future $155
million, 25,500-seat soccer stadium. The downtown Orlando stadium is
expected to be ready for play next year and will be the home field for the
Lions and the Pride.
Spirit Airlines introduces 5 new
nonstop flights from OIA
Orlando International Airport will soon have five new nonstop flights with
Spirit Airlines' signature 'ultra-low fares' to northern destinations.
Mirimar-based Spirit Airlines Inc. (Nasdaq: SAVE) on July 20 announced the
following new routes:
Boston, Mass. starting on Oct. 7
Philadelphia starting on Oct. 7
Kansas City, Mo. starting on Nov. 10
Niagara Falls, N.Y./Toronto area starting on Nov. 17
Plattsburgh, N.Y./Montreal area starting on Nov. 17
"More ultra-low fares to Orlando International Airport, the
close-to-it-all hub to fun in Central Florida, is great news for cost
conscious travelers," said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines vice
president of network planning, in a prepared statement. "These new
nonstop flights will allow people from five more cities to plan that dream
family getaway and have more money left over to make memories on
Spirit now has flights to 17 destinations from the Orlando airport, which
just yesterday announced it welcomed 17.9 million passengers between
January and May of this year.
On Thursday, July 21, the
CFHLA Allied Relations Council (ARC)
hosted the fifth annual ARC
Bowling Bash for Adopt-A-School!
This bowling night fundraiser featured
Over 150 Bowlers
participating in a fun-filled evening to support
Lockhart Elementary School,
the ARC's Adopt-A-School Partner.
CFHLA is proud to announce that this
activity generated approximately $7,700
for the 2016 / 2017 school year!
Guest of Honor Team - Lockhart Elementary School
Additionally, CFHLA recognizes the
following "Bowling Superstars"...
TEAM HIGH SCORE
TEAM LOW SCORE
BOWLER HIGH SCORE
- TIE SCORE OF 213!
Chris Solano of Melia Orlando Suite Hotel (left) and
Sean McKinley of System Tech Services, Inc. (right)
Melia Orlando Suite
BOWLER LOW SCORE
(For the second
Floridays Resort Bowling Team including CFHLA
Board Member Jeff Swirsky (General Manager)
Awnclean USA Bowling Team including
Allied Relations Council Chairman Amy Diehl
Global Sourcing International Bowling Team, including CFHLA
Board Member Cindy Staley of the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort
Premier Elevator Systems and Beacon Bay Management Bowling Team
For additional photographs, please visit:
Forward Thinking 2017
will utilize a
Working Lunch Format!
This luncheon will feature a panel of
detailing their predictions for hospitality in 2017,
including the following individuals:
For your information, this educational program is set to occur
THIS Thursday, July 28
(12Noon - 1:30PM)
The Hilton Orlando
(Thank you John
Luke, General Manager).
To register for this activity please
CFHLA recognizes the Forward Thinking
This week, the CFHLA Security & Safety
Security & Safety Council Luncheon
Current Crime Prevention Methods
for Lodging Properties & Attractions.
Held at the
Holiday Inn & Suites at Universal Orlando,
this luncheon program featured presentations by:
Captain Sandy Carpenter
Orange County Sheriff's Office - Sector 5
Master Deputy Stan
Orange County Sheriff's Office - Crime Prevention
Additionally, the Security & Safety
of the Renaissance
Orlando at SeaWorld
for his service to the Council and Association.
Brian has served as the Chairman of the Council in
2013, 2014, and 2015. His leadership guided the group to
donate over 100 backpacks for victims of human trafficking,
to sponsor the Missing Children's Foundation, sponsor the
YMCA Teen Achiever Program, and to donate over
$5,500 to the Central Florida COPS Program.
Below please find
photographs of this educational luncheon:
CFHLA Security & Safety Council Immediate Past Chairman Brian Agliano
of the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld and (right) CFHLA Security &
Chairman Loren Poor of The Hilton Orlando
Sandy Carpenter of the Orange County Sheriff's Office, CFHLA Security &
Safety Council Chairman Loren Poor of The Hilton Orlando, and Master Deputy
Murray of the Orange County Sheriff's Office
This week, a special meeting was held
for Lodging Members located along
State Road 535.
The 535 Meeting was an information session to
discuss future renovations on the
State Road 535
corridor between US 192 and I-4.
AICP - Planning & PD&E Study Project Manager
at Florida Department of Transportation
Travis Hills, PE
Senior Engineer - Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
Transportation Engineering / Planning
for serving as the presenters for this meeting.
The CFHLA-PAC is proud to announce the
newly approved endorsement of the following
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
District 30: Bob
District 39: Neil
District 43: Ricardo
District 45: Kamia
District 48: Amy
District 49: Carlos
District 50: Rene
District 11: Randolph
District 13: Dean
District 15: Bob
District 27: Lizbeth
District 1: Betsy
District 3: Pete
District 1: Peggy
District 3: Brandon
District 1: Bob
District 5: Brenda
To view all CFHLA-PAC endorsements to date, please visit:
During the upcoming Elections Process,
CFHLA encourages Members to
VOTE THE HOSPITALITY
PLAN BY SEPTEMBER 1!
For your information, the
2016 CFHLA Hospitality Gala
will be held on
Saturday, December 10,
6:00PM - 12Midnight at the beautiful
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
(Thank You Dave
CFHLA would like to extend to Members the
opportunity to reserve a table for the 2016 Hospitality Gala and take
advantage of a
3-Month Payment Plan.
Register now for
a table and you will receive your first
invoice by August
15th in the amount of $330.
Please utilize the link on the attachment
or visit www.CFHLA.org/Hospitality-Gala
to register for your payment plan.
U.S. Open Beer Championship
occurred featuring breweries from Maui to Munich.
beers representing over 90 different styles
were entered into the 2016 Championship, and
a local brewery was awarded a top position.
for being awarded the
Gold in the Brown Ale Category!
Below please find
current employment opportunities
in the Central
Florida Hospitality Industry:
Job Fair - July 27!!!
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
HERE for more information
Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal
HERE to view the open positions
Greenskeeper - FT
The Villas of Grand Cypress
CLICK HERE to view the job description
Chiller Mechanic / Commercial AC (AM
Caribe Royale Resort & Convention Center
HERE to view the job description
Guest Services Agent
Give Kids the World
CLICK HERE to view the job description