Three key hires, effective immediately, aim to support Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment's growing and dynamic brand. Drew Kelley is senior vice president and chief financial officer, Barbara Kenney is senior vice president and chief human resources officer and Richard Lindsay is senior vice president and chief development officer
California senators are pushing for legislation that would require companies to have more female members on their boards. Critics of the bill have argued that the legislation could cause companies to discriminate against men qualified for the position and that the law only focuses on gender in the wide scope of diversity.
The Time's Up Legal Defense Fund this week unveiled its first round of grants, distributing $750,000 to 18 organizations that support survivors of sexual harassment and abuse. The fund has raised close to $22 million, with plans to award grants to organizations across the US.
Indra Nooyi's decision to relinquish her post at PepsiCo highlights the dearth of female CEOs at large companies and the need to support women in leadership positions. "Companies should be embracing their VPs and SVPs who are women and nurturing them to be leaders in business," said Lisa Mann, CEO of Think Marketing.
Women and men enter the workforce at about the same rate, but women simply aren't receiving the same number of promotions as their male colleagues. Companies could address the issue by making mentoring a priority and ensuring employees are evaluated based on results rather than time spent, says journalist Vauhini Vara.
Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami in Florida has found a creative way to use its rooftop with the Wooftop Park for dogs. "We had a space that was underutilized and figured, 'Why not create that into a rooftop park where the customers can come hang out in the sun, relax and also have their pets enjoy their vacation with them instead of going out on the hot asphalt streets of Miami Beach?' " said Eyal Goldberger, general manager.
Lifestyle hotel brands are catching on in Asia, with names such as 25 Hours and Dream Hotels seeking opportunities in the region. "The rise of lifestyle hotels in Asia is fueled by demographics, especially that of the emerging markets such as India and China," says Andrew Langston of JLL Asia Pacific.
YotelPAD, the new ski resort Replay Resorts is bringing to Park City, Utah, will combine the microhotel concept with the rental option of Airbnb. Described by the developers as a response to high prices in ski towns, the condo building will offer amenities such as lounges and gyms, with most rooms under 500 square feet.