Gaming enhancements will also be made throughout the resort, part of Caesars Entertainment’s $400 million investment in Atlantic City ATLANTIC CITY (April 15, 2022) –  On the heels of its 40th-anniversary celebration last year, Tropicana Atlantic City is further strengthening its position as a leading destination on the East Coast.
OVG Hospitality Division Acquires the Preeminent Event-Based Food Service Company to Further Expand Reach into Major Sporting Events, Music Festivals, and Artist & Tour Catering PHILADELPHIA and HOUSTON (August 11, 2022) – Oak View Group has acquired Spectrum Catering, Concessions & Event Services – the leading food service and hospitality company that specializes in major
LAS VEGAS (August 10, 2022) –  Global lifestyle icon Martha Stewart brings delicious recipes and farmhouse charm to the Las Vegas Strip with her first restaurant, The Bedford by Martha Stewart at Paris Las Vegas. Reservations may be booked online at the fully immersive restaurant, which offers a unique and intimate setting coupled
Los Angeles, California – Entertainment consulting company Venue Coalition has announced industry veteran Jim McCue has joined the organization as Senior Booking Advisor.  In his new leadership role, McCue will focus on talent relations and servicing the company’s 100+ independent member venues across North America by assisting them with national
Washington, D.C. (August 8, 2022) – Sports Events and Tourism Association (Sports ETA), the professional trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, and Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations and convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), today announced a new two-year partnership with a focus on
Milwaukee becomes first city to win back-to-back Democratic and Republican national conventions since 1972 MILWAUKEE (Aug. 5, 2022) — Today the Republican National Committee officially confirmed that Milwaukee will host its 2024 convention, bringing hundreds of millions of dollars in near- and long-term economic benefit to the hospitality industry, which serves Democrats,
Anthony Rico With over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Anthony Rico will be utilizing his multitude of talents as the new Managing Director at Mondrian South Beach. Anthony has proudly held a variety of executive-level positions across multiple luxury properties such as General Manager at The Boca Raton
Kathryn Taylor to handle core territory for Kansas City DMO KANSAS CITY, MO – Visit KC, the region’s leading hospitality and tourism authority, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Kathryn “Kat” Taylor as national account manager within the organization’s convention sales team. Taylor, who brings more than 13
General Manager Kevin Matheson brings decades of hospitality experience to the locally inspired Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall Boston.  BOSTON, MA — JULY 21, 2022 — Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall Boston is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Matheson as the hotel’s new General Manager and the flagship of the
San Diego, CA –Evans Hotels, the family-owned hospitality company comprised of the Bahia Resort Hotel, Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, and The Lodge at Torrey Pines, is pleased to announce Jayne Aston as the new General Manager of the Bahia Resort and Will Cherashore, former General Manager of the Bahia Resort, as
Former Director of Sales to Enter New Role With Expanded Responsibilities for Promoting the District’s Meeting and Event Opportunities ATLANTA – (July 28, 2022) – The ATL Airport District, the destination marketing organization for the cities of College Park, Hapeville, and Union City, Ga., today announced the promotion of Kristin Schneider to Vice President
(Dayton, OH July 27, 2022)  — The ASM Global-managed Dayton Convention Center (DCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christina Combs, CMP as the new Senior Sales Manager. Combs will play a critical role in supporting the overall DCC’s sales & marketing efforts. Christina comes to us from the Dayton Convention
Sheraton’s flagship hotel beckons meetings and group travelers to newly designed spaces PHOENIX (July 25, 2022) – Arizona’s largest hotel, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, completed a comprehensive $4 million renovation of its meeting and event spaces in addition to debuting a new Sheraton Club. Business and leisure groups will enjoy enhanced spaces, featuring
Lisa Messina is joining the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) as Chief Sales Officer to lead and help grow meeting, convention, and tradeshow sales for Las Vegas and for the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), the LVCVA announced today. She will start in early September. Messina joins the


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