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Visit Denver Hits Chicago

Chicago's Taste of Randolph Street Festival saw the return of Visit Denver this June. The Colorado CVB sponsored the festival's West Stage, christening it the Denver Live on the Rocks Stage and decorating it with a full-size replica of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre and hosting a VIP client event.

Rebranding of Pole Position Raceway to Enhance User Experience

On June 30, Karen Davis-Farage and Eyal Farage announced that their five Pole Position raceway spaces will be rebranded to RPM Raceway, which will continue to be an indoor go-kart racing facility with all-electric and state-of-the-art sites at its locations in Jersey City, NJ, Destiny USA in Syracuse, NY, Farmingdale (Long Island), NY, The Marketplace Mall in Rochester, NY, and Walden Galleria in Buffalo, NY with plans for a new location in Fairfield County, CT.

Nashville Yards Development to be Steered by New Partnership

AEG, a leading sports and live entertainment company, and Southwest Value Partners have announced a new agreement that allows AEG to purchase and begin developing four acres of land in SWVP's Nashville Yards. The land in downtown Nashville will become a mixed-use entertainment district.

Meeting Professionals International Expands Learning Opportunities

Meeting Professionals International has expanded the offerings in their Executive Education Series.

The series was developed in order to further education opportunities for senior-level and executive meeting professionals, and mid-level professionals aspiring to leadership. The new courses feature women in leadership and emergency preparedness. The Experiential Event program was also introduced and provides experience in sports, culinary, entertainment, and mega-event categories, with the option to qualify as designated Experiential Event Professionals.

Joining Forces

Due to the growth in tourism and group bookings in the Lansing area, the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority have partnered to assign the Lansing Center's future sales responsibilities to the GLCVB.

Make-A-Wish America Grants The Ritz-Carlton, Denver the "Most Innovative Wish" Award in 2016

Make-A-Wish America recently awarded The Ritz-Carlton, Denver the "Most Innovative Wish" in 2016 because of the hotel’s creativity and partnership with Make-A-Wish Colorado. In the fall of 2016, the two organization worked together for Christopher, a child with a rare and aggressive brain tumor, to help make true his wish of becoming a vampire.

Pebble Beach Resorts Welcomes New Addition, Fairway One, in August

Pebble Beach Company of Pebble Beach, Calif., has announced the opening of Fairway One at Pebble Beach Resorts in August. The Fairway One complex will sit on the left side of the first fairway, offering a new and enhanced guest room experience with oversized accommodations, a greater sense of privacy and personalized service. Complete with ocean, garden and golf course views, Fairway One will include three two-story hotel buildings, two four-bedroom golf cottages and a brand new meeting facility.

Crescent Hotels & Resorts to Manager Cambria Chicago Loop

Choice Hotels International, Inc., Crescent Hotels & Resorts and Murphy Asset Management announced the opening of Chicago’s newest contemporary hotel, Cambria Chicago Loop - Theatre District.

Managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, Cambria Chicago Loop - Theatre District, will be located above the Oriental Theatre at 32 W. Randolph.

Graves Hospitality Announces Closing of Bradstreet Craftshouse

Graves Hospitality has proposed plans for a future development on the current site that will necessitate the immediate closing of Bradstreet Craftshouse in Minneapolis.

The restuarant opened in 2009 in the downtown Minneapolis Graves 601 Hotel. In 2014, Graves Hospitality sold the hotel and the Bradstreet concept was moved to the Lowry Hill neighborhood of Minneapolis. It opened again in 2015. In approximately 14 months, Bradstreet will open within the InterContinental Hotel, which will be directly connected by skyway to Terminal One of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.

IBM and Pebble Beach Company Tap Watson to Enhance Traveler Experience at Top U.S. Resort

Pebble Beach Resorts has welcomed IBM to its family of brand partners, as its new Official Cognitive Solutions Provider.

As part of this collaboration, the two companies have launched a new Pebble Beach app, aiming to enhance the way Pebble Beach Resorts guests experience 17-Mile Drive, shopping, dining and more.

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