• ADMEI Awards Revealed

     
    POSTED March 8, 2017
     

On January 21, the annual Associate of Destination Management Executives International Achievement Awards Gala took place in Barcelona, Spain, with Corinthian Events, Destination Nashville, Spaintacular, and The Destination Manager receiving numerous awards. The three US-based DMCs took home all three categories in Achievement, Excellenc, and Recognition. Robert Lee of Spaintacular won the Joanne O’Connor President’s Award for exhibiting over the top professional skills and enthusiasm.

Destination Nashville won five out of the eight awards given to the Global DMC Partners Member, and took home the most awards out of all the DMC winners at the gala.

“These four members continuously exude innovation, creativity and dedication to superior customer service as well as the DMC industry," says Catherine Chaulet, president, Global DMC Partners. "We are so honored to have them as a part of our global network and extremely proud of them for receiving all this recognition. Winning eight awards makes it a record year for Global DMC Partners, and I’d like to give a special congratulation to Destination Nashville for taking home the highest number of awards.”

The Austin Marriott Downtown is raising a glass to the completion of its structural framework, literally. Instead of raising the “final beam,” the hotel held a “topping-off” event where guests watched a large crane raise three Garrison Brothers bourbon barrels onto the hotel’s rooftop, in collaboration with local spirit masters Garrison Brothers Distillery.

 

Tampa Marriott Water Street revealed its multi-phase renovation, including extensive enhancements to the 727 guest rooms, more than 40,000 square feet of meeting spaces, the lobby, and two new and original restaurant concepts by chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval.

 

Tattersall Distilling reveals its first event space, Clover Club. Adjacent to the original Tattersall building, Clover Club is a 7,000-square-foot with 2,400 square feet used as the event space and the rest dedicated to barrel storage.