• ACCESS Destination Services Makes Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

     
    POSTED August 31, 2016
     

Once again, ACCESS Destination Services in Chicago has made Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private companies. Each year, Inc. ranks the fastest-growing companies, and ACCESS is one of the few destination management companies that has made the list four years running.

“As an almost 50-year old company, it’s very exciting and an honor to be recognized among some of the newest and fastest growing companies in the country,” says ACCESS CEO Christopher Lee. “Being one of the only DMCs to make the list for four consecutive years is the result of our commitment to serving our clients as our industry continues to evolve.”

Adding more fuel to their success, ACCESS was also named a Top 25 DMC by Special Events Magazine for the 12th consecutive year. ACCESS serves more than 100 destinations throughout 30 countries.

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.

 

Even during a worldwide pandemic, the hospitality industry is working to make people feel at ease. Though many hotels can only open their doors to health care workers and first responders, they’re reaching out to their local communities with bright messages in clever, socially-distanced ways. Through the heart-shaped lighting of windows at night, hotels are serving as beacons of hope in cities across the country.