What About the Copay?
People aren't the only ones important to the families of Kimpton
An attractive new benefit available to employees of the
pet-friendly hotelier will be insurance for employees’ furry
friends. Pet Assure, a comprehensive pet-benefit program, makes
affordable pet care available to its members.
“We want to do everything we can to take care of all members of
our employees families and to make sure they are all safe and
happy,” Steve Pinetti, senior vice president of sales and
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Patrick Marchesson is no ordinary hair designer. He’s Super
Stylist! Able to tease and dye in a single bound ... and dead-lift
over 400 pounds.
Think we’re kidding? Well guess again. Marchesson, a hair
designer at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Palm Dessert,
Calif., got his AAU International Champion Gold Medal recently in
the power-lifting event. Marchesson won in his weight class, 148
pounds, by lifting 352 pounds in the first round, 374 pounds in the
second and 402 in the third.
By our calculations that’s the equivalent of over 250 large
bottles of shampoo.
“I was able to make a new personal record for myself at the
trial,” said Marchesson. “I thank my trainers for sticking with me
and making my dream come true.”
The resort’s spa director, Bruce Taylor, is one of the trainers
who has been working with Marchesson over the last year to help him
get this title. The two are currently working together to ensure
Marchesson places again at an upcoming power-lifting contest in
The spa director and the hair designer power-lifting for gold.
Does anyone else see a TV movie in this?
Got a client with nerves of steel? Well you can prove it this
spring in the new “Fear Factor Live” shows opening at Universal
Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood.
Based on the NBC program “Fear Factor,” Fear Factor Live marks
the first time a reality television show will be transformed into a
theme park experience. In each show, park guests will compete
against each other in a series of extreme stunts the details of
which have not been released that are designed to test the
“physical and emotional limits” of each contestant.
“The odds are more in your favor for getting into Harvard than
being chosen to appear on ‘Fear Factor,’” said Matt Kunitz, the
show's executive producer. "With Fear Factor Live, people will now
have the chance to participate in some of the same stunts we've
done on the show."
And that’s supposed to be a good thing?