June 21st, 2018
Our cover story for summer is a live interview with Wes Cort aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Bliss, during preparations for its maiden cruise. What a fascinating business!
Also in this issue, we have features on several properties including Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants, and the Grand Sierra Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada. In our “New Openings” segment, we highlight two new Savannah properties, The Alida, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, and Perry Lane Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel.
Say “hello” to our IMI spotlight for summer, Amanda Miles.
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IMI Spotlight: Amanda Miles, Account Manager
Before starting with IMI in 2015, I worked in the Club Operations division of The Breakers Palm Beach. Working for The Breakers showed me the passion I had for the hospitality industry and forever changed what I wanted to do in my career. Prior to working for The Breakers, I grew up in Alabama where I attended Auburn University. Joining IMI has given me the opportunity to work with many great hospitality partners and continue to grow my knowledge of the beverage industry.
What are your responsibilities with IMI? I manage the beverage programs for Loews Hotels, Morton’s The Steakhouse, and work congruently with Patrick McGinn on Two Roads Hospitality. In addition, I manage Aspen Food & Wine for our operators and supplier partner attendees.
What do you like best about working with IMI? This is a tough one because there are so many reasons I like working at IMI – but probably it is building relationships within our industry.
What hobbies do you enjoy? OrangeTheory Fitness, running, traveling and cheering on my Auburn Tigers, of course.
What are your favorite sport or sports teams? Auburn football foremost, but I can’t forget about my Cubbies! I pretty much love to attend any sports games and I am looking forward to finally taking in an Atlanta United game in June.
What is your favorite travel destination? I’m a beach girl all the way! Take me to the Bahamas to those Caribbean blue waters!
What is your favorite food? I love all foods – it’s a problem, really. I’ll try anything once! My favorites are pasta, Tex-Mex and you can never go wrong with sushi!
What is your favorite adult beverage? I’m a simple girl so give me a glass of Pinot Noir any day.
One thing you can’t live without? Good girl friends! They’re my sanity keepers, my drinking pals, my trip takers and my workout buddies.