• Meet Roy DuBrow, On the Road Again

     
    POSTED May 20, 2019
     

    British Motor Coach President Roy DuBrow’s vintage vehicles and quality service never go out of style.

For Roy DuBrow, president of British Motor Coach, it all started with a British car (naturally): a 1950 Bentley. He purchased it from his neighbor. “The engine crashed about six months later,” he recalls. “After about a year and $12,000 in full restoration, I found myself broke but with a beautiful British classic that ran.”

To make some cash, DuBrow began ferrying blushing brides and giddy grooms to and from church, and before long, British Motor Coach was born. “I was lucky enough to find a range of British classics in one condition or another and in one place or another, and wound up with eight by the late 1990s,” DuBrow says. “During all of that time, I marketed to every logical entity serving the wedding business,” including planners, venues, photographers and places of worship.

In the last few years, he began providing city and wine tours as well. “[We] began our wine tour business about six years ago, and it has grown exponentially ever since,” DuBrow says. “We still offer full wedding event transportation planning, including the obvious usage of our vintage fleet for the couple, plus a modern fleet of limousines, vans, SUVs and sedans.” BMC’s 7,000-square-foot garage can also be rented for events, with vintage vehicles available for photo ops.

“I love the day-to-day and call-to-call range of requests that come,” DuBrow says about the hospitality industry and his job. “One never knows what the next request might entail, and I love the stimulation each one brings. BMC was built on the credo of providing the very best service to its clients. … We function on the basis that service is our soul.”

League City CVB manager Stephanie Polk shares her career journey.

Originally from Kentwood, Louisiana, Stephanie Polk, TDM, CTE, first made her mark on the travel and tourism industry as director of marketing for the Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau. There, she helped to elevate the city as a destination for recreation travelers and business groups. Wowed by her accomplishments, in 2020, League City brought her on board to lead its marketing efforts. She shares with us highlights and advice from her experience in the industry. 

 

Event planning and experience design go hand in hand. Just ask Maria Moyano, experience designer for the Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC), based in NYC. “I think that everything is an event. You can go have coffee, and that’s an event. Everything is also an experience. You feel happy, and that’s an experience. It’s about what you are trying to get out of the event—and then how does an experience elevate it,” says Moyano.

 

In the midst of the pandemic last year, Loris Menfi joined San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and Riverwalk as general manager. At the time of her hire, Rivercenter had recently unveiled a renovation to its 70,000-plus square feet of meeting space.