Ashfield Meetings & Events has announced its results for the financial year ending September 2016. Earnings Before Interest & Tax for the period was $7.782m* compared to £6.971m* in the previous 12-month period, presenting an increase of 11.6 percent.
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This May, a new month-long series of wine-related events called “Traverse City Uncorked” will be held throughout the Traverse City area. The event is a collaboration between Traverse City Tourism, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail and the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula. It will showcase Traverse City’s burgeoning wine and cuisine scene while also featuring specials at participating venues throughout the region.
Just before its opening, Hotel EMC2, part of Autograph Collection Hotels, has announced its brand-new executive team. The first of its kind, the hotel celebrates the melding of art and science through its design, cuisine and guest experience. The team includes: Christine Wechter, general manager; Brandon Brumback, executive chef; Rebecca Royster, director of food and beverage; Stefanie Rowe, director of sales and marketing; Alexander Foster, director of rooms; and Yesenia Salas, human resources manager.
The Mansion at Natirar will reopen this June with new spaces for club members and private events following a 35,000-square-foot restoration, which created new areas such as the Grand Ballroom and Conservatory. The new design is predicted to put the venue at the top of the list for Northern New Jersey events.
The Westin Nashville has revealed two new packages: Park and Party and See and “B” Seen. Park and Party is a more stress-free option while See and “B” Seen is for guests wanting to explore Music City.
Park and Party takes guests down to “Honky-Tonk” Highway for a night out on the town while enjoying cocktails and a nightly valet service.
See and “B” Seen package offers guests the opportunity to tour RCA’s Historic Studio B, followed by a day of exploring at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This package also features champagne service at L27 Rooftop Bar.
Oink and Moo, a food truck that has operated in New Jersey since 2012, is making big news! The truck is known throughout NJ towns like Hoboken and Asbury Park, but after expanding to Philadelphia, it won a Vendy award for Rookie of the Year. Now, The Daily Meal has rated Oink and Moo the No. 2 best food truck in the United States. The food is straight up BBQ—beef brisket or pulled pork sliders, chili, tacos, quesadillas, and ribs.
The Special Event Company of Raleigh, N.C., announced a partnership with Raleigh-based Travel Management Partners.
TMP provides clients with a local planning experience with access to global resources, customized program strategies, cost savings and 24/7 customer service.
The partnership gives The Special Event Company’s clients access to TMP’s services. TMP’s clients will also be able to access the company's meeting and event services.
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Josh Lesnick was recently hired as president and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels.
McEvoy Ranch, located in Petaluma, Calif., is setting a precedent. Through its brand new program, the 550-acre ranch of Marin County is welcoming outside companies and groups to host corporate and special events for the first time. Guests will have a pick of six customizable indoor and outdoor venues, allowing for a variety of events, gatherings and meetings.
Omni Hotels & Resorts recently announced Jim Caldwell as president of the hotel group. His new role will combine with his CEO position—that he has held since 13 years—and president of TRT Holdings, Inc.