Meat + Meet
Gather your group for tropical cocktails and vintage vibes.
The Mr. Plant cocktail is named for Robert Plant, legendary vocalist and lyricist of Led Zeppelin. He is one of many rock legends, including The Doors, The Who and The Rolling Stones, who used to stay at the hotel that was known as Riot House back in the day. Reports have it that Plant shouted “I am a golden god!” from a hotel balcony overlooking the Sunset Strip, inspiring the well-known scene from the movie Almost Famous. Mr. Plant has been a house favorite at the hotel since. After changing hands several times, it became Andaz West Hollywood in 2009.
During this year’s IMEX America in Las Vegas Oct. 18–20, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board launched Virtual Discovery L.A., a virtual reality travel platform that gives meeting professionals an immersive 360-degree viewing experience of 50-plus venues and locations across Los Angeles—the most comprehensive virtual tour of any place on the planet.
Early morning, and the sea crashes behind a veil of fog so thick the coastline can only be sensed, not seen. Walkers and joggers move like apparitions along the California Coastal Trail, a paved path that wanders for miles atop 100-foot bluffs, dropping here and there to a pocket beach or a broad strand where surfers bob in the lineup, waiting to catch a wave.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wen-D Kersten was recently hired as the marketing and communications manager for the Lake Geneva Chamber of Commerce and CVB.