• Shade Hotel Opens its Doors

     
    POSTED December 8, 2016
     

On Nov. 18, Shade Hotel, located in Redondo Beach, California celebrated its grand opening. The luxury hotel located on the forefront of the city’s Waterfront Revitalization Project. The debut kicked off a spectacular public event, which attracted thousands of guests, live performances/entertainment, and a promise to seek more new accommodations and services.

“Los Angeles’ South Bay collection of picturesque coastal towns, offers some of the finest beaches and waterfront attractions in the world,” says Michael Zislis, owner. “Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach brings a new level of accommodations to the area that appeal to locals and visitors alike. The opening spearheads a broader effort to elevate the visitor experience in Redondo Beach, while maintaining the city’s historic charm.”

The hotel features 54 oversized rooms, large balconies, views of the marina and a serene environment. The first hotel opened hear Manhattan Beach in early 2005, it includes other luxurious features such as an open-air rooftop pool, grand ballrooms, views of the marina and two conferences rooms.

 

BIG Wall Décor challenges the notion that owning large, beautiful artwork is only for the wealthy art connoisseur. With more than 20 years of experience printing for luxury brands, the BIG Wall Décor team uncovered a new print/framing solution that makes it easy and affordable (pieces start at $125) to display large-scale, on-trend artwork in trade show booths, at events, in the office, and at home. 

 

The meetings and events industry has faced its fair share of ups, downs, and everything in between since early 2020. There have been lessons learned, approaches changed, and flexibility fostered to keep moving ahead during the pandemic. Let’s take a quick look at what to expect for 2023 through the lens of the 12th annual Global Meetings & Events Forecast, produced by American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel. 

 

Results from the Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) 2022 Incentive Travel Destination Preferences & Their Impact on Motivation confirmed that interest in incentive travel as a motivating sales reward is at an all-time high. 91% of 405 survey respondents described group incentive travel as extremely or very motivating compared to 80% last year. Individual incentive travel was rated even higher as a motivational award at 96% versus 84% last year.