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Jellystone Park Opens Laser Tag

At the end of July, the Jellystone Park at Whispering Pines in East Tyler, Texas, opened its long-anticipated laser tag game.

The laser tag is just under an acre in size and can accommodate up to 20 guests.

“We’ve had a lot of interest in this, so we’re eager to have the game up and running for our guests to enjoy,” says Don Tardy, the park’s co-owner who bought the campground four years ago with his wife, Jan, and her two adult children, Colt and Bree Perrin.

Two New Hires for Fairmont Austin

Thomas J.W. Voss has just been appointed managing director of the 1,048-room-Fairmont Austin, opening the summer of next year. He will be responsible for overall operations, performance and strategic direction for the newest and largest Fairmont hotel in the U.S.

With more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Voss has held a number of positions, including executive roles with Starwood Hotels.

Meet Crystal Kennedy

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Crystal Kennedy was recently hired as the associate director of sales for the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

Meet John Wheeler

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

John Wheeler was recently hired as the director of event production for The RK Group—a hospitality and culinary service management company.

Meet Lisa Dalton

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Lisa Dalton  was recently hired as the director of catering for the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.

Bringing Hollywood to Your Next Event

Studio Movie Grill—the in-theater dining organization with locations across the country—has expanded its roots to Philadelphia.

Three new locations also are slated to open in Simi Valley, Calif., Dallas and Houston. The company was founded in 2000, and by year’s end they will have 24 locations across 10 states.   

Gettysburg Tops Best Historical Spots List

TripAdvisor has placed Gettysburg, Pa., at the top of the website’s list, Historical Family Vacation Spots You can Afford.

The world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor identified nine of America’s most historically prominent destination spots and pulled their vacation rental review scores. They also calculated average prices and how that compares to hotels.

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