Kolibaba will now oversee the Mt. Hood resort’s two restaurants, the Altitude in the main building and the seasonal mallards café & pub located near the golf club, as well as managing staff and creating the menu.
The Resort at The Mountain, in Welches, Ore., has recently promoted Ben Kolibaba to the executive chef position. Kolibaba will now oversee the Mt. Hood resort’s two restaurants, the Altitude in the main building and the seasonal mallards café & pub located near the golf club, as well as managing staff and creating the menu.
Kolibaba’s culinary choices are influenced by his hobbies which include hunting, camping, fishing, mushroom hunting and gardening. The chef comes to the position with over 10 years of experience in various industry positions including several chef positions at other hotels and time spent in a butcher shop. Kolibaba’s most recent position was as sous chef of The Resort at The Mountain’s Altitude.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler, which Condé Nast Traveler named “best resort in Canada” in its 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards, doesn’t rest on its laurels. The property, with 32,000 square feet of meeting and event space and the capacity to host a conference for 1,500, has news of upgrades and new amenities to share with meeting planners.
How are we doing? Pretty good. That was the bottom-line assessment that was shared with the nearly 600 tourism and professionals who attended Visit Seattle’s Annual Outlook Meeting at the Westin Seattle on March 31.
A big part of what imbues a destination with a sense of place and makes it memorable are its small locally owned businesses. A new partnership between Visit Seattle and Seattle Bank is designed to support these businesses and bring tourism revenue to Seattle’s emerging neighborhoods. The inaugural grant program will invest in 20 local businesses, focusing on establishments owned by women, people of color and LGBTQ+ community members in the easily accessible Central District and Chinatown-International District neighborhoods.