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Excelsior Springs, MO – The Elms Hotel and Spa [1] is pleased to announce the completion of renovations to its guestrooms, lobby, spa, ballroom, fitness center, outdoor space, and dining areas. The historic hotel, which has welcomed guests for over 125 years, debuts an updated look inspired by the hotel’s
Kelly DeSorte Rhonda Walker Kareem Abdullah Dan Casarella Rhonda Walker has been named national accounts manager for the PHLCVB, focusing on the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas. In this role, she is responsible for maintaining and building the corporate and association segments in the region. Prior to joining the
Jeanne Goldschmidt – Director of Convention Sales Jacksonville, Fla. (October 3, 2022) – Visit Jacksonville is pleased to welcome Jeanne Goldschmidt to our team as the Director of Convention Sales. She brings more than 15 years of leadership experience within convention facilities and tourism organizations to the position. As a
Former Venetian Resort Las Vegas Executive Will Support Strategic Growth of OVG360Convention Center Portfolio and New OVG Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Project Chandra Allison – senior vice president of strategy and growth for meetings PHILADELPHIA and LAS VEGAS (September 29, 2022) – Oak View Group, the global venue development, advisory,
Taje Allen – Assistant Director at Austin Convention Center AUSTIN, Texas – The Austin Convention Center Department is pleased to announce the promotion and naming of 17-year department veteran Taje Allen, a former University of Texas Longhorn football player and Superbowl-winning defensive back with the St. Louis Rams, as its new Assistant
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (September 27, 2022) – Fairmont El San Juan Hotel [1] is delighted to announce the appointment of Chloe Gray-Le Coz as Director of Sales & Marketing, Lara Mayer as Director of Luxury Leisure Sales, Rachel Hofer as Director of Revenue Management, and Ricardo Cera as Executive
Josh Delgado Joins Downtown Austin’s Premier Hotel and Event Facility Josh Delgado – Director of Sales & Marketing AUSTIN, TX (September 27, 2022) – AT&T Hotel and Conference Center[1], located in the heart of Austin on the University of Texas campus,today named Josh Delgado the Director of Sales & Marketing.
Marlon Wilson – Public Safety Director DETROIT— Sept. 27, 2022 – Today, Karen Totaro, general manager for Huntington Place/ASM Global, is pleased to announce that ASM Global has welcomed Marlon C. Wilson as the new Public Safety Director at Huntington Place. Wilson will immediately assume the senior leadership responsibilities of overall
(DAYTON, Ohio – Sept. 22, 2022) — Dayton Convention Center [1] (DCC), managed by ASM Global [2], has begun a $40 million renovation that will serve as an integral part of the downtown economic revitalization. With last year’s sale of the convention center to the newly formed Montgomery County Convention Facilities
As part of a three-day tour in partnership with Black Meetings &Tourism, 14 meeting planners will experience Milwaukee’s venues,restaurants, hotels, transportation, and attractions MILWAUKEE, WI – (September 20, 2022) VISIT Milwaukee is proud towelcome 14 prominent Black meeting planners this week to showcase thebest of the city while inspiring them
The main entrance now features an impressive coffered ceiling,redesigned gaming areas and a new lobby bar LAS VEGAS (Sept. 20, 2022) –  Following the completion of amultimillion-dollar renovation of its original main entrance, iconiccasino dome and porte-cochère, Caesars Palace now offers a lavisharrival experience fit for a Caesar. The redesigned
Paulette Kluge to oversee business tourism for The Rockport ConferenceCenter; November opening planned ROCKPORT, Texas (Sept. 16, 2022) — Rockport Center for the Arts (RCA)announced longtime hospitality executive Paulette Kluge as venue managerfor the conference center portion of the new RCA campus, which is now inthe final phase of construction.
New Residential-Style Hotel Experience Offers Oceanfront Views andSophisticated Amenities SAN DIEGO (September 15, 2022) –  The legendary Hotel del Coronado[1], part of Curio Collection by Hilton [4], today announced the openingof Shore House at The Del [2], the resort’s newest oceanfront luxuryhotel. Shore House at The Del features 75 one-, two-
Karen Dougherty Buchholz Board Chair, PHLCVB PHILADELPHIA – Today the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) announced Karen Dougherty Buchholz as the new chair of its board of directors. She serves as executive vice president of administration for Comcast Corporation, headquartered in Philadelphia. Buchholz will succeed longtime PHLCVB chair Nicholas

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