Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Celebrate 10 Years of the Ballantyne Business Bash

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Ballantyne Business Bash on Thursday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brixham Tent! Enjoy great food samples from local restaurants and network with more than 500 professionals. Please bring your business card and mention that you are a Northwood employee to receive entry to the event.

The Courtyard Team Walks Rain or Shine!

The team at Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Ballantyne didn't let the rain stop them from participating in Walking Wednesday! Help us finish strong by participating in our last Walking Wednesday of the month next Wednesday, May 31. Please remember to log your time in your break room.

Javier Rosenberg Named President of Northwood Hospitality

Please join us in welcoming Javier Rosenberg to the Northwood family as President of Hospitality.

Javier was most recently President of the Americas at Carlson Rezidor, where he was responsible for the performance of more than 700 owned, managed and franchised hotels, as well as the growth of the business. His past experiences include global operational roles in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia with companies including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels and Resorts, Swissotel, Marbella Club Hotel and Knightsbridge Partners.

With over 20 years of experience across operations and general management, Javier has led the operations of upscale and luxury hotels throughout the world. He has worked closely with owners in managing and optimizing their assets. He has also directed the renovation and re-positioning of multiple properties.

Javier’s experience across all disciplines in operations and management in the industry has allowed him to understand the challenges faced by those in the field. His ability to relate to individuals across all levels, speak the language of owners and operators, as well as his strong results both customer and team member related, have fueled his success since early in his career. He is a graduate cum laude, of Boston University, School of Hospitality Administration.

We are excited to have Javier join the team and look forward to his leadership of the Hospitality platform!

South Park Magazine Features The Ballantyne’s Custom Bourbon

South Park Magazine featured Gallery Restaurant & Bar for its custom bourbon made through Maker’s Mark Private Select barrel program. View the article to learn more about The Ballantyne’s beginning in custom bourbon and the process of customization.

Northwood Places Third in Run! Ballantyne Corporate Team Division

Congratulations to Team Northwood for finishing third in our Run! Ballantyne corporate team division on May 20. Our team ran with 26 members in both the 8K and 5K races. Thank you to all our runners for representing Northwood and helping the YMCA raise more than $70,000 to help children in our community!

Individual Awards
Martin Klaassen – Third in 8K Male Age Category
Ted Mueller – First in 8K Male Age Category
Maria Pozo Rodriguez – First in 5K Female Age Category

Top Three Runners for Team Northwood
Paul Cattieu - 22:43.16
Marshall Walker - 22:47.77
Maria Pozo Rodriguez - 23:31.48

View all team and individual results and pictures of the event on Facebook.

Ted Mueller Leads Cyber Security Workshop for the Charlotte Chamber

Our CIO and Vice President of Operations Ted Mueller led a Cyber Security Workshop on May 18 for the Charlotte Chamber. Ted shared valuable information with the Chamber, including how to educate, protect and respond to security breaches and keep their businesses safe. Way to represent, Ted!

View Ted’s presentation and more cyber security information provided by the FBI.


DATE: May 15, 2017
TO:  Northwood Employees
FROM: Frank Bass, Property Manager
RE: Danielle Lazzarini

Danielle Lazzarini

I am pleased to share that Danielle Lazzarini has joined the property services team as a property assistant within my management portfolio of properties.

Danielle comes to Northwood Office from Fairfield Commercial Real Estate, where she interned for the past five months. In addition, Danielle worked as a bank teller at Wells Fargo while attending school. She is also a member of IREM and assists with its student outreach program.

Danielle will graduate from Johnson & Wales University on Saturday, May 20, earning a B.S. in Facility Management. In her free time, she enjoys fishing and horseback riding.

Please join me in welcoming Danielle to the Northwood team!

Linda Lemmons Wins Healthy Charlotte Volunteer of the Year

Linda Lemmons, Courtyard Charlotte Ballantyne director of sales, received Healthy Charlotte Volunteer of the Year from the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce at its Health Care Summit on May 12.

Linda exemplifies a commitment to wellness in the workplace, as well as the greater Charlotte community. Always putting 100% into everything she does, Linda’s dedication to making Charlotte a healthier city is unparalleled. Through her welcoming, passionate and goal-driven nature, Linda applies a practical and enjoyable approach to wellness.

Award presented by Amy Vance, SVP Population Health and Value Based Care - ‎Novant Health and Healthy Charlotte Co-Chair

The Gallery's New Cocktail Featured in Charlotte Five

Charlotte Five featured Gallery Restaurant’s new cocktail, French Revolution, in its list of 5 flower-infused drinks perfect for spring. French Revolution is made with violet sugar, B&B, blackberry infused Cabernet Sauvignon, peppercorn melange, burlesque bitters, and Blanc de Blanc Champagne.

Walking Wednesdays are Back!

Get in step with Charlotte Chamber’s Healthy Charlotte initiative by walking 30 minutes with Northwood each Wednesday during the month of May. Can't make our group walking times? Walk thirty minutes on your own and share your participation with us! View group walking opportunities below.

Northwood Office: 12:15 p.m. at Sara's YMCA with Kelsea Moore
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge: 8 a.m. at the Golf Bag Drop Area with Noelene Grosso
Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne: 10:30 a.m. with Hughon Haye
Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Ballantyne: 11 a.m. with Linda Lemmons
Staybridge Suites Charlotte Ballantyne: Noon with David Scapicchio

Learn more about Walking Wednesdays on this flyer. View the flyer in Spanish.

Vote for The Ballantyne in Conde Nast Reader's Choice Awards

Vote for The Ballantyne for the 2017 Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards! We encourage you to share the opportunity with family, friends and clients. The survey will be live until July 1. We appreciate your support.

The Spa at Ballantyne Voted Best Local Spa

The Spa at Ballantyne received a Gold Daisy Award for Best Local Spa by readers of South Charlotte Macaroni Kid, a popular weekly newsletter and website focused on fun family events and information in the greater Charlotte area. Congratulations to the Spa team!

Congratulations to our Final 2016 Franchise Player Winners!

Staybridge Suites:
Peggy Lane
Phyllis Obasi
Raquel Barajas
Carmen Camacho

Dana Radar Golf School: 
Doug Breuer

Ballantyne Business Center:
Christina Olmstead
Kathryn Frias

Craig Shaw
Chris Thomas
Ja'nese Stradford
Rosa Fernandez
Ian Rhodes
Amy Putnam
Jimmie Wade
Pamela Steele

Courtyard by Marriott:
Betty Clyburn
Faye Best

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge:
Liana Gadzhiyeva
Kelly Snyder
Donna Orellana
Cynthia Gregg
Arlexis Lancacho Mendez
Amanda Persaud
Elizabeth Casserly
Ashley Hall
Noelle Gogg
Brian Schleicher
Melinda Plavnicky
Rick Cammer
Angela Truesdale
Lori Adler
Jonathan Grab

Bissell Corporate:

Elan Harrison
Chad Olmstead
Annette Siverling
Tim Roadcap
Phil Riggins
Michael Beste
Jill Ott
Blair Prentice
Arlene Grace
Dmitry Nerdinsky
Kevin Fry
Kathy Lindsey



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