september

Harrah’s Resort Southern California Announced Leadership Changes

Harrah’s Resort, in southern California recently revealed a shakeup in their leadership team. Janet Beronio, regional president and general manager, will retire this month. In her place, Darrell Pilant—currently the vice president and assistant general manager—will step in as the new general manager.

The Hotel at Oberlin, a New Environmentally Sustainable Hotel, Set to Open in September

On Sept. 13, 2016, one of the most environmentally sustainable hotels in the world, The Hotel at Oberlin, will open in Ohio. Sustainability has been an important consideration throughout the hotel’s development—all companies hired to develop and manage the hotel focus on creating sustainable design and features that complement the environmentally sustainable hotel.

New Hire for PHLCVB

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Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has selected Richard Staub as the senior vice president, convention sales. 

In his role, Staub will be in charge of leading the CVB’s convention sales and services team in hitting booking goals through the marketing of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. He will start in September. 

Local Industry Professional Lands on Top List

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Connect Magazine recently published its 40 Under 40 list, and Daniel Gallagher, national sales manager, Meet AC and the Atlantic City Sports Commission, made the list.

Philly Leisure Occupancy Rates Soaring from 2014

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Center City Philadelphia is experience a stellar 2015 with its leisure tourism occupancy.

The first six months of the year, hotels have sold 416,000 room nights for leisure travelers—a 3.8 percent from the first half of 2014. And with the pope’s visit in September on the horizon, the area will hopefully result in a leisurely record year.

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