Gael Hees

Journalist

Gael Hees is a Las Vegas freelancer, specializing in written, graphic and audiovisual communications. She has written for national publications and has won numerous awards for tourism-related printed materials and videos, is accredited in public relations by the Public Relations Society of America and is a certified hospitality educator. gael.hees@icloud.com

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photo by Vance Fox Grant Turner added “restaurateur” to his list of careers when he fell in love–not with a chef or over-the-top foodie, but with a building. He originally Read more ›

Gael Hees on Jul 2, 2019

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photo courtesy Boka Group Where do you find new ideas for decorative tiles, carpeting, fabrics, bar furniture and more? At HDexpo, the design trade show hosted by Hospitality Design magazine. Read more ›

Gael Hees on Jun 1, 2019

It’s Summer - Take a Dive into Hampton Water!

Photo by Jerritt Clark | Courtesy Hampton Water It’s like a fairy tale. Developing a new wine brand from concept to bottling in 18 months. Receiving a Wine Spectator rating Read more ›

Gael Hees on Jun 1, 2019

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Photos by Gael Hees Thousands of people visit Vegas each year just to attend the many hospitality-related conferences and trade shows scheduled there. Here are my takes on just a Read more ›

Gael Hees on May 1, 2019

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photo courtesy Gina Marano Interestingly enough, Gina Marano wasn’t always a drinker of wines, and even four years ago, was certainly not a wine aficionado. It was a circuitous, curious Read more ›

Gael Hees on Apr 1, 2019

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photos courtesy Vida Kitchens What would you do if you had access around the clock to a commercial kitchen, filled with professional ovens, stoves, smokers, slicers, refrigeration and a dish-washing Read more ›

Gael Hees on Mar 1, 2019

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There is always a bit of angst on the part of business people when the legislature is in session. Almost anything can happen–bills could be introduced that would change Read more ›

Gael Hees on Feb 1, 2019

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photos courtesy ChocolateBuzzz     Denise and Levi Elrod have been cooking together since their very beginning when they met while working as chefs in a chocolate shop in Florida. Read more ›

Gael Hees on Jan 1, 2019

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The holidays are upon us, and for many people, this means getting together with friends and family members, sharing good food, perhaps playing games, throwing around a football. The Read more ›

Gael Hees on Dec 1, 2018

Vegas Embraces Two Unique Asian Spirits

Cover and feature photos by Audrey Dempsey • Infinity Photo Many of the millions of international guests that visit Las Vegas each year often take home more than memories and Read more ›

Gael Hees on Dec 1, 2018

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Pictured is Ashley Heacock - photo by Gael Hees On a Saturday morning, the scene is a busy food window surrounded by servers, expediters and bussers. It’s early, the place Read more ›

Gael Hees on Nov 1, 2018

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Have you heard the term “free PR?” Many people think that the role of a public relations professional is to simply send out news releases on various company activities Read more ›

Gael Hees on Oct 1, 2018

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Pictured: Boulder Dam Brewing Company Owner Todd Cook and his wife Deborah Downs. Photo courtesy of Boulder Dam Brewing Company. For some, social media in all of its incarnations, is Read more ›

Gael Hees on Sep 1, 2018

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When a person who is deeply committed to customer care and service finds herself working in a restaurant with the same philosophy, the result can be nothing short of Read more ›

Gael Hees on Aug 1, 2018