• United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce names Fernand Fernandez interim CEO and President

    The Board of Directors of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has named Fernand “Fern” Fernandez interim CEO and President. Mr. Fernandez, former Vice President Global Marketing for American Airlines, was supported unanimously for this interim position. “I’m humbled by this opportunity and look forward to working with the talented staff, partners and chambers who tirelessly foster Hispanic development,” said Mr. Fernandez. “The USHCC is moving ahead and intends to be stronger than ever, while building trust among our constituents. As an organization we will be inclusive, transparent, and have zero tolerance for sexual misconduct or financial impropriety. The

  • Disney Chairman Bob Chapek announced plans for new attractions around the world

    Celebrated stories are coming to life – from a new Marvel-themed attraction set for Disneyland Paris, to Star Wars and Pixar encounters around the world Today at D23 Expo Japan 2018, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek shared exciting new details about the many ambitious projects underway around the world, from reimagined favorites to entirely new ways that guests can encounter Super Heroes, Jedi, classic characters and life-long Pixar pals. Building on the tremendous excitement from D23 Expo in Anaheim last July, Chapek welcomed more than 2000 fans to learn more about some of the most anticipated projects

  • Visit Detroit launches new ad campaign

      So many great things are happening in The D. It’s time to see it. Taste it. Hear it. Feel it. Witness it. Believe it. Detroit. It’s GO time! #DMCVB2018 #ItsGOtime  

  • Omni Hotels & Resorts Announces The Opening Of Omni Hotel At The Battery Atlanta

    Omni Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of its newest property, Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta. As the official hotel of the Atlanta Braves, the property is located in The Battery Atlanta, the city’s newest mixed-use development and home to SunTrust Park, the Coca-Cola Roxy music venue, shopping, dining and premier office space. “The Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta is our latest partnership in a series of distinct collaborations with high-profile developments adjacent to iconic attractions,” said Jim Caldwell, chief executive officer of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “The Battery Atlanta has established itself as one the South’s most dynamic destinations, and

  • CES 2018: New Technology to Take Your Event to Another Level

    CES is the world’s largest technology show, if not the largest trade show across the globe. More than 180,000 industry professionals visited last year’s CES in Las Vegas for the annual unveiling of all the latest tech products, from voice-controlled smart homes to transparent trucks. They toss around fancy words like “futurism” and “pioneering thinkers” to describe world-changing innovations. Did we mention the Sony robot dog?   While the show always impresses the average consumer, there is incredible new technology that can change the landscape of how you exhibit at your next show or how you engage your audience at

  • Visit Baltimore Hires Industry Executive as New Chief Operating Officer

    Visit Baltimore, the official sales and marketing organization for Baltimore, today announced that destination marketing veteran Charles Jeffers II has joined the organization as chief operating officer. Jeffers brings more than 20 years of hospitality and destination marketing experience industry to Baltimore, having most recently served as an industry advisor to destination marketing organizations and associations throughout the United States as principal of his own consulting firm The Jeffers Group. Through his previous roles as COO and SVP of Operations at Destinations International and the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, respectively, Jeffers possesses a wealth of leadership experience in all

  • Visit Plano announces new Sales Manager and Convention Services Coordinator

    Visit Plano has promoted two staff members to the positions of SMERF & Government Sales Manager and Convention Services Coordinator. Visit Plano’s former Convention Services Coordinator Blaire Zahn has been named SMERF (social, military, educational, religious, and fraternal) & Government Sales Manager, and intern Liz Navarette has been promoted to the position of Convention Services Coordinator. In her new role, Zahn will be responsible for booking SMERF and government conventions, meetings, events and securing hotel room nights in Plano. Prior to joining Visit Plano in December 2016, Zahn was Tourism Director at the Mineral Wells Convention & Visitors Bureau. She

  • Meliá Hotels International Accelerates Its Growth In The Asia Pacific To Reach 45 Hotels In The Region With China, Vietnam, Thailand And Malaysia To Host new company hotels

    Gabriel Escarrer Jaume, Executive Vice President and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, as well as the COO, André P. Gerondeau and the Global Development Managing Director Maria Zarraluqui, have completed another annual tour of Asia Pacific accompanied by the Regional Vice President Bernardo Cabot. During this trip, they visited several key destinations in China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand, amongst others. Whilst in the APAC, Escarrer signed agreements for severalnew hotels with major local partners, taking the total number of hotels in the region to 45. Meliá has grown quickly in Asia Pacific, adding more than 30 hotels over the last

  • MEET WELL, BE WELL AT SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, SINGAPORE

    Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore announces its “Meet Well, Be Well” meeting package to help corporate and MICE guests focus on wellness, even during business trips. Following the complete nature-inspired redesign and renovation of the hotel’s Tower Wing, the innovative holistic wellness meeting experience is designed to engage and energize. For bookings of at least 20 rooms or more in any of the newly-renovated events spaces at the Mezzanine level of the brand new Tower Wing, guests will receive the following privileges: – Wellness-enhanced coffee breaks – Option for participants to enjoy a healthy two-course “Super Food” lunch, instead of buffet lunch

  • LBA Hospitality’s Dual-Branded Hotel Now Serving Guests in Clearwater Beach, Florida

    LBA Hospitality is proud to announce Residence Inn Clearwater Beach and SpringHill Suites Clearwater Beach are now open. Developed by 3H Group, Inc. who entered a joint venture with Key International upon opening, the Marriott dual-branded hotels will include 140-suite Residence Inn and 115-suite SpringHill Suites in Clearwater Beach. Located at 309 Coronado Drive, the hotels offer access to the Clearwater Beach Marina, downtown Clearwater, Pier 60, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Sand Key Park, the Cleveland Street District and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. Co-located under one roof, the fusion of these two unique and powerful Marriott brands on Clearwater Beach allows

  • Kimpton Aertson Hotel offers special meeting package

    Kimpton Aertson Hotel features more than 8,600 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meetings and events space on its 8th and 17th floors. Music City provides a spectacular backdrop to the spaces on both floors with unobstructed views and F&B menus overseen by James Beard Award-winning chef RJ Cooper, creating an unforgettable experience. All spaces are bright with windows and views of downtown Nashville and direct access to an exclusive outdoor terrace. Special package: · Save up to 30% when you only need 6 to 25 rooms, based on availability · Outdoor rooftop pool, seating area, fire pit and

  • Associated Luxury Hotels International Adds Three New Member Hotels to its Southeast U.S. Collection

    Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its worldwide portfolio and Southeast U.S. options with the recent addition of three new member hotels. This includes: the 450-room The Guest House at Graceland resort, which opened in October 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee; the oceanfront 404-room Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort on the Northeast Florida coast; and the grand new Hotel Bennett, opening in early spring 2018 in scenic Charleston, South Carolina. The ALHI Global Sales Organization now represents the hotels to the North American and European meetings, conventions and incentive market, according to ALHI’s Chief Sales Officer Mark Sergot. ALHI features

  • Sofitel Singapore City Centre opens as AccorHotels’ 800th hotel in Asia Pacific Ushers in new levels of luxury in the ‘Lion City’

    AccorHotels has announced that the highly anticipated Sofitel Singapore City Centre will open its doors in October and will be the group’s landmark 800th hotel in Asia Pacific. Nestled amidst historic shop houses and towering skyscrapers, the 223-room luxury hotel is elegantly designed, reflecting Singapore’s rich cultural heritage with undeniable French flair. “The unveiling of Sofitel Singapore City Centre marks an important milestone for AccorHotels as we continue to strengthen our presence in the region,” says Michael Issenberg, Chairman & CEO of AccorHotels Asia Pacific. “I am pleased to announce that this flagship hotel is our 800th property in Asia-Pacific

  • The Mirage Announces Name of Newest Addition to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

    Coco, a healthy dolphin calf, is swimming her way into the hearts of guests and staff alike at The Mirage. The female calf, born July 17 at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, was officially named this week after an employee contest that drew 300 entries. Coco displays the initials of MGM Resorts International’s “One Company, One Culture” employee philosophy in reverse order. Coco, her mother Huf n Puf, grandmother Duchess and sister Bella are in the Birthing and Research pool, which is open to public viewing during the facility’s operational hours. Together, these females represent three generations

  • The Roosevelt New Orleans, announces New Executive Chef Jose Martinez

    The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, announced Chef Jose Martinez as the new executive chef. In his new role, Martinez is responsible for the creation and execution of menus throughout the entire hotel, including in-room dining and banquets, as well as the training and management of the hotel’s entire culinary staff. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Martinez fostered his love for food through his family’s restaurant in the heart of Luquillo, Puerto Rico, where they served tourists from all over the world. Coming from a culture with a rich history of serving rice and beans as a