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(LOS ANGELES – Aug. 17, 2022) — To support the increasing need for transformational sustainability innovation for the world’s largest venue portfolio, ASM Global is partnering with Honeycomb Strategies, the leading consultant in sustainability for the hospitality, sports, and event industries. The move demonstrates ASM Global’s continuing recognition that sustainability has
Philadelphia, PA (August 17, 2022) – On Tuesday, August 16, the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority hosted a backpack drive to provide 200 backpacks with supplies to students in foster care through Methodist Family Support Services. The effort was held in collaboration with the Center’s venue management partner, ASM Global; Methodist Services; and Foster Angels on Earth, and is an initiative
PHILADELPHIA – Concluding a nationwide search, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) today announced Sheila Alexander-Reid has been appointed executive director of PHL Diversity, a key business development division of the PHLCVB. With decades of leadership experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and as a champion for marginalized communities,
[SPOKANE, Wash.] Visit Spokane, the region’s destination marketing organization, announced today that President and CEO Meg Winchester has submitted her retirement. Taking the helm in 2019, Winchester led the organization through some of the most challenging times in tourism and hospitality history. “I didn’t make this decision lightly. Working with the
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

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