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Conrad Fort Lauderale Beach to Open in September

Coming this September, the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach will open its doors to the public on Fort Lauderdale's North Beach. The Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach will be the newest addition to the Conrad Hotels & Resorts portfolio, being the second Conrad property in Florida, with 290 suites.

Robert Treat Hotel Unveils New Ballroom

Downtown Newark’s Robert Treat Hotel has completed the renovations of its Crystal Ballroom. And befitting a place named the Crystal Ballroom? A three-tier chandelier with 30,000 hand-cut and polished crystals, of course! To top it all off, the chandelier is equipped with technology that enables the staff to change the chandelier’s color. For a recent political event, they used what else – red, white and blue.

Chateau on the Lake Resort Names New Managers

Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center has added Gayla Welsh as corporate sales manager, and Jessica Wrenfrow as event sales manager.

Meet Alyssa Alexander

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Alyssa Alexander was recently hired as director of catering at Hotel Allegro in Chicago.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new position as director of catering?

Meet Chris Skelding

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Chris Skelding was recently hired as director of sales, marketing and events for Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village, Nev.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as director of sales, marketing and events?

Meet Mike DiNucci

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Mike DiNucci was recently hired as director of sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix North.

JW Marriott Nashville Preparing for Bleisure Travelers

JW Marriott Nashville is looking ahead to its opening in 2018 and focusing on attracting the ever-growing bleisure class of travelers: business travelers who extend their work trips for leisure traveling.

Kindred Resorts & Hotels Debuts Properties

Kindred Resorts & Hotels has added seven new properties to the family. A collection of independent hotels and resorts focused on the group and meetings industry, these new properties are each uniquely suited for event planning professionals.

Mount Pleasant Area CVB Executive Director Earns Certification

Chris Rowley, the Mount Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau's executive director, recently acquired her certification as a Government Meeting Specialist from the Society of Government Meeting Professionals .

The SGMP certifies employees of government entities through the voluntary GMS program whose  goal is to teach planners and suppliers to plan meetings and events in the most effective way possible for their government employers. The program requires participants to fulfill the ethical, personal and professional requirements that the SGMP specifies.

After 20 Years, Bob Snyders Retires From Experience Grand Rapids

Robert Snyders, who retired in late March 2017, served for 20 years as the National Sales Director for Experience Grand Rapids.

“Bob has been an integral part of the sales team at Experience Grand Rapids,” says Tom Bennett, vice president of sales and services of Experience Grand Rapids.

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