On January 21, the annual Associate of Destination Management Executives International Achievement Awards Gala took place in Barcelona, Spain, with Corinthian Events, Destination Nashville, Spaintacular, and The Destination Manager receiving numerous awards. The three US-based DMCs took home all three categories in Achievement, Excellenc, and Recognition. Robert Lee of Spaintacular won the Joanne O’Connor President’s Award for exhibiting over the top professional skills and enthusiasm.
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Omni Hotels & Resorts has appointed top leadership positions for the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta. Ramon Reyes will be the general manager and Jennifer Mayo will serve as director of sales and marketing.
One of the most eco-friendly hotels in the world, The Hotel at Oberlin in Ohio, offers sustainable meetings and environmental team building exercises. They’ve partnered with Common Ground—The Cindy Nord Center for Renewal, for team-building workshops.
Common Ground is located 30 acres in of the Vermilion River Valley near Oberlin, and offers trained guides, zip lining, two spiral staircases, three aerial bridges and 13 tree platforms. Their activities include a two-and-half-hour Canopy Tour that finishes off with an 850-foot zip line over the Vermilion River.
Omni Hotels & Resorts have launched a new culinary and cocktail program called “Omni Originals.” Participating properties will serve themed food and beverages every quarter that show the brand’s regional talent and keeps up with ever-changing trends.
The first promotion, “Sensational Soups,” will last the entire month of February and showcase the variety of regionally-inspired homemade soups. Omni guests at participating hotels will get a complimentary taste of the featured soup.
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Marco Tabet was recently hired as the general manager for the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
What are you looking forward to in your new role as general manager of Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort?
The newly renovated Guinness Store Las Vegas will teach customers the six steps to pouring a delicious pint. The Perfect Pint Experience allows guests an unforgettable experience that ends with mementos and a chance to enjoy their own pint.
The experience is meant for beer lovers who are interested in learning about Guinness’ history as wells as brushing up on their pint-pouring skills. The individual package it is $20 per person, or for groups more than 20 it’s $15 per person.
For more information about the experience or to make a reservation call 702.632.7773.
In our Winter 2017 issues, we’re featuring the tech companies that were part of the 2016 ibtm America TechCollective in partnership with DAHLIA+. Because we can only fit so much in print, read on here for our full interview with Eric Schaumburg, founder/CEO, Eventrio.
Eventrio is an online marketplace and management platform for organizers to simplify the event experience for their exhibitors, sponsors and suppliers.
What are some of Eventrio’s outstanding features for meeting/event planners?
Empire State development president, CEO and commissioner Howard Zemsky has announced the design team who will spearhead the $1.5 billion expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. After an extensive evaluation process, the panel has chosen LendLease Turner.
AAA wrapped up their undercover inspections of hotels and restaurants through North America. They then rated them on a scale of One to Five Diamonds, they have just announced the highest-rated properties.
AEG Live, a live music company has announced that it has acquired a stake in The Bowery Presents—a concert promotion company. This new partnership will expand both companies’ presence along the East Coast by adding more venues and being the premier promoter in New York City.
“The Bowery Presents and AEG Live share a passion and commitment to delivering the best music experiences to fans,” says Jay Marciano, chairman and CEO, AEG Live. “We look forward to working closely with them to further grow The Bowery Presents brand.”