May 25, 2922
Sponsored Exclusively by Visit California Seventy miles of coastline makes San Diego County a shining destination for lovers of sand and surf. And with all that shore, there’s something for every sort of beach goer. From budding marine biologists to experienced shredders, here are five of the best beaches to please them all. Insider tip: Always stay for sunset to see if you can catch a glimpse of the ephemeral green flash.  Swami’s Beach The surf culture is strong in Encinitas, a beach community in San Diego’s North County. The city offers plenty of breaks for the catching—Seaside, Pipes,… more
Oct 03, 2022
The Dayton Convention Center (DCC) in Dayton, Ohio has begun a $40 million renovation project designed to serve as an integral part of the city’s downtown economic revitalization. According to officials from ASM Global, which manages the convention center, the 51-year-old facility will soon undergo a major update that will equip it to meet the ever-evolving needs of meeting and event clients. Construction is expected to conclude in late summer or early fall of 2024, and the venue will remain open to host events throughout the project. Announced on Sept. 22, the project follows the DCC’s… more
Sep 26, 2022
The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) in Chicago is soliciting ideas for the potential redevelopment of some or all of Lakeside Center, the east building of McCormick Place. Issued on Sept. 15, the Request for Information (RFI) will gather ideas for revitalizing the more than 50-year-old venue and providing an attractive new revenue generator for MPEA, the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois. According to MPEA officials, this process will provide innovators, architects and developers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine one of Chicago’s signature buildings,… more
Sep 19, 2022
The city of Atlanta, Ga., is more than an urban oasis exuding Southern hospitality. Rich in history and culture, this diverse and vibrant destination boasts more than 136 square miles of unique and colorful neighborhoods, vast green spaces and an interesting array of amenities and attractions, including a vibrant arts, entertainment and culinary scene, and an enduring civil rights legacy. For all these reasons and more, it’s no wonder that travel destination experts and global brands including Lonely Planet and National Geographic have highlighted Atlanta in their Best of Travel lists for… more
Sep 12, 2022
The Siouxland Expo Center in Sioux City, Iowa, has received a new name as a result of a multi-year partnership with Seaboard Triumph Foods. The venue was officially renamed the Seaboard Triumph Foods Expo Center, according to officials at full-service venue management and hospitality company OVG360, which provides booking and management services and sales efforts for the Expo Center. The naming rights agreement, which was brokered through OVG360’s Global Partnerships team, includes a variety of assets, such as a new name and logo for the facility, branding integration throughout the Seaboard… more
Aug 30, 2022
As the hospitality industry turns its gaze toward a busier fall season, hotels across the U.S. and in overseas island territories are debuting revamped guest rooms and meeting spaces, as well as new amenities to lure back business groups and leisure guests alike. Take a look! The Westin Indianapolis The Westin Indianapolis recently completed an extensive multimillion-dollar property-wide renovation that has upgraded its guest rooms, public spaces, dining and meeting venues, and created an additional dining outlet and a new event space. Operated by Davidson Hotels, the 574-room, 15-story… more
Aug 23, 2022
While many event venues and organizations remain laser-focused on getting back to business as usual, that hasn’t stopped ASM Global from going the extra mile to make a difference for those in need. The leading venue management and event strategy company has been busy delivering on its almost year-old corporate social responsibility initiative, ASM Global Acts, which focuses on protecting the environment, investing in people and strengthening the communities in which it operates. Check out how ASM Global has been walking the walk when it comes to giving back! KFC Yum! Center On Aug. 15, ASM… more
Aug 22, 2022
Caesars Virginia, a future full-service resort and entertainment development in Danville, Va., recently took a major step toward becoming a reality. On Aug. 11, parent company Caesars Entertainment hosted a groundbreaking event to mark the $650 million resort’s genesis with remarks from Caesars executives as well as state and local dignitaries. Scheduled to open in late 2024, Caesars Virginia will include a 500-room hotel, a world-class casino floor, Caesars Sportsbook, World Series of Poker Room, a full-service spa, a pool, high-quality bars and dining concepts, a 2,500-seat state-of-the-… more
Aug 01, 2022
New York’s Javits Center is sharing its bounty of vegetables from its new one-acre rooftop farm through the creation of Jacob’s Harvest, a new line of pickled produce. The bottled veggies will be distributed to customers and visitors to raise awareness about the venue’s roof-to-table culinary program, which incorporates various crops being grown on the farm into customized meals served during on-site events. According to Javits Center officials, the new produce line marks the facility’s latest element of its ambitious sustainability program that includes New York State’s largest green roof (… more
Jul 22, 2022
Puerto Rico is no stranger to crises, having faced and overcome major challenges such as the Zika virus outbreak and Hurricane Irma over the past several years. COVID-19 has been no exception, with the destination showing its profound resiliency as it emerges from the pandemic. Brad Dean, president and CEO of Discover Puerto Rico, highlighted some of the promising numbers at the recent MPI WEC in San Francisco, along with the newly launched "Make Your Meetings Boricua" branding initiative and venue developments. “Rebuilding has been vitally important over the past four years and to position… more