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AEG Management Leads LA Convention Center to Millions in Reserves

Celebrating three years with the Los Angeles Convention Center on Dec. 20, AEG Management is celebrating another achievement of leading the convention center to $6.1 million in reserves and annual operating surplus. This ended in a record-breaking financial result for the LACC along with many other improvements since the partnership began in 2013.

Since the management change, the LACC increased operating profits each year and surpassing its initial goal of $2.1 million in the first five years in only three years with $6.1 million instead.

Meet Gregory Leinweber

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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.

Gregory Leinweber was recently hired as general manager for Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC.

The Commons Hotel In Minneapolis Offers Big Rewards For Small Meetings

The Commons Hotel, located in Minneapolis on the University of Minnesota campus, announced their newest offering: Small Meetings = Big Rewards. The new program is a way to entice planners to hold meetings with 10–100 room nights through March 31, 2017.

Associated Luxury Hotels International Reveals its 24th Hotel

Associated Luxury Hotels International has officially added its 24th luxury hotel in Florida: the Four-Diamond Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. The 769-room resort is surrounded by 36 holes of Greg Norman-designed championship golf, 15 acres of recreation and pools, a 10,000-square-foot Mokara Spa, the David Leadbetter Gold Academy and much more. Most importantly though, it offers 128,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space that include three ballrooms, 48 meeting rooms and 70,000 square feet of outdoor space.

Planet Hollywood Observatory Opens its Doors

Offering meeting and event planners event space for any number of attendees, Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney Springs, Fla., is opening this fall to host any unique event you need. Located in the heart of Disney Springs, the venue is four stories of meeting space that includes five different event spaces with Stargaze bar, expansive main floor and two patio spaces. Planet Hollywood also offers a 4,500-square-foot video wall that can be used for corporate purposes, up-to-date furnishings such as planet-shaped light fixtures and an interactive DJ for night events.

Entertainment Cruises Expanded Boston Fleet

Entertainment Cruises Boston announced their expansion with the addition of Boston Elite, a new charter yacht opening in Boston Harbor early next year.

“It’s very exciting for our Boston fleet to be receiving a vessel that offers a level of exclusivity unique to any private venue in town, on land or sea,” says Kelley Yelle, general manager, Entertainment Cruises. “Boston deserves an elevated event experience taking advantage of the city’s natural beauty on the water and the new Boston Elite satisfies that need with impeccable style and design.”

Kimpton Hotels Team with Bowers & Wilkins

Four Kimpton Hotels in Florida are partnering with Bowers & Wilkins to give groups with the ability to enjoy the sounds of the destination. The participating hotels are: EPIC, Miami; Surfcomber Miami, South Beach; Vero Beach Hotel & Spa; and Seafire Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman.

Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts Announces New Buyouts Program

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced their new Exclusives and Buyouts program for their guests. The program is aimed to accommodate groups who are coming to the hotel for meetings.

IMEX America Promotes Technology Innovation

This year at IMEX America, attendees will have the opportunity to discover the latest trends and innovations that will greatly influence the meeting and events industry.

According to an IMEX Group survey of almost 1,200 respondents, nearly 40 percent of meeting professionals believe these trends and innovations will come from technology.

Hollywood Beach Margaritaville Resort Announces One-Time Offer for Groups, Meeting Planners

For meeting planners who want to enjoy equal parts work and play, Maragaritaville Beach Resort has a new deal. For a limited time, planners booking groups now through Dec. 31 will receive things like upgraded rooms, discounts for St. Somewhere Spa and a complimentary morning or afternoon break.

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