There are few things more exciting for a motorcycle enthusiast than winning a new Harley-Davidson, especially when Bill Davidson—former senior vice president and chief styling officer of the infamous motorcycle compny— is the one handing over the keys. Such was the case for one lucky raffle winner at the annual convention of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) in Austin.
Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality has acquired the management of The Heathman Hotel. Located in Kirkland, Wash., the independent hotel and Trellis Restaurant join Columbia Hospitality’s growing portfolio of award-winning properties.
The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo have partnered with Zappos to offer guests access to a pop-up co-working space in The Venetian | The Palazzo Congress Center.
The 1,170-square-foot pop-up lounge provides a space to recharge, areas to collaborate and a small conference room for meetings. It is enclosed to maintain noise levels but with transparent walls to make it more inviting. The entire space is furnished by Restoration Hardware.
Finding a venue is one of the first decisions a meeting planner makes. Its size and location can make a big impact on meeting attendance. The Sheraton Tysons Hotel—managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts—located outside of Washington, DC, is helping planners choose by offering a package for planners booking through 2020.
In the still of their opening night, the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., welcomed 3,000 guests all who were on their feet the entire night as Boyz II Men performed their famous hits.
Associated Luxury Hotels International has officially added its 24th luxury hotel in Florida: the Four-Diamond Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. The 769-room resort is surrounded by 36 holes of Greg Norman-designed championship golf, 15 acres of recreation and pools, a 10,000-square-foot Mokara Spa, the David Leadbetter Gold Academy and much more. Most importantly though, it offers 128,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space that include three ballrooms, 48 meeting rooms and 70,000 square feet of outdoor space.
Chicago’s leading community and corporate company Wintrust Financial Corporation has announced they’re opening a new event center at the McCormick Square that will be called Wintrust Arena. This announcement came from a letter of intent that was signed with DePaul University.
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Nick Redd was recently hired as COO for NOAH’S Event Venue.
1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as COO at NOAH'S Event Venue?
The Grand Hyatt New York now offers meeting and teambuilding activities exclusively for group clients. The packages include exclusive experiences at several New York City landmarks, including Grand Central Terminal, One World Observatory and the flagship Macy’s Herald Square.
The 1306-room hotel can accommodate up to 1,500 people with more than 50 meeting rooms and 60,000 square feet of meeting space. It’s located in Midtown Manhattan and within walking distance from the Grand Central Terminal.