California

Win & Plan an Event at a Gaming Destination

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From San Diego to Sonoma County, Palm Springs to the Sierra Nevada foothills and across the California border into Las Vegas, Reno and Scottsdale, Arizona, gaming destinations abound. In California alone, there are 69 Indian casinos, 13 with hotels and other resort amenities. These destinations and properties off er a boon to planners in terms of both accessible amenities and aff ordability. Think free parking, multiple dining and entertainment options under one roof, accomplished catering and technical crews, and often room rates that beat what you’d get at a standard convention hotel.

Eco-Friendly Venues are Stepping up to the Challenge of Keeping Meetings Green

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When national and global policies on environmental sustainability are up in the air, these six venues are helping meeting planners protect the planet. The properties range from a hotel that serves only local food to one that recycles nearly 1,000 tons a year.

All in on Recycling

AC Hotel San Francisco Announces Open Date

AC Hotel San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront will open in September 2017. The location is the newest property in Marriott's AC Hotel collection and is located 10 minutes from San Francisco International Airport.

Team-Building Gets a Makeover With 6 New Experiences

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The very idea of team-building activities can leave some meeting attendees rolling their eyes in anticipation of the forced conviviality. Challenged to keep ahead of the curve, meeting planners are relying on resorts and outside vendors to create fresh challenges that provide meaningful takeaways.

Here are six outside-thebox team-building experiences that are guaranteed to engage everyone, even those skeptical veterans of one too many “Iron Chef”-type competitions.

ALHI Hosts 12th Annual Executive Women in Leadership Conference

From June 8-10, Associated Luxury Hotels International held its 12th Annual Executive Women in Leadership Conference at Hotel del Coronado in San Diego/Coronado California. ALHI is a leading independent Global Sales Organization in the Meetings & Incentive industry, from which they hosted 65 senior level women executives in the meetings and hospitalities industries. These women included hotel executives and meeting professionals.

Meet Victoria Lewis

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.

Victoria Lewis was recently hired as national sales manager at Visit Aurora in Colorado.

 

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as national sales manager?

Meet Jamie Lemon

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.

Jamie Lemon was recently hired as general manager at Rancho Bernardo Inn, in Rancho Bernardo, Calif.

Squaw Valley in the Spotlight for the World Cup Ski Racing

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When Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows was tapped to host its first World Cup ski event since 1969, the fear was that there wouldn’t be enough snow to sustain the icy, rock-hard course required for top-circuit ski racing by the governing International Ski Federation (FIS). 

Instead, after four years of drought, the major challenges turned out to be too much snow, as in about 50 feet—a near record—by the time the Audi FIS World Cup competition rolled around on March 9-12. 

Meet Dayna Zeitlin

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.

Dayna Zeitlin was recently hired as vice president of sales strategy and market development at Greystone Hotels in San Francisco.


1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as vice president of sales strategy and market development?

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