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Ocean Place Resort and Spa Welcomes a New Executive Chef!

Guillermo Veloso has joined the team at Ocean Place Resort and Spa as their new executive chef. Veloso is no stranger to the region, being a New York City and northern Jersey native. 

Veloso has an extensive culinary career extending more than 35 years, but he has also spent time as an archaeologist and naturalist. He was the executive chef at Miami’s Yuca Restaurant and has also served as executive chef at Philadelphia’s Cuba Libre and the Please Touch Museum. 

Global DMC Partners Members Announced as Finalists for 2017 ADMEI Awards

Global DMC Partners has announced that five of their members—BBC Destination Management, Corinthian Events, Destination Nashville, Spaintacular and The Destination Manager—are among the finalists for the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) Achievement Awards. The five DMCs were nominated for awards in 11 out of 20 categories.

2017 Achievement Award Finalists

Best Innovative Events under $50,000

· A Southern Dinner – “En Famille” - BBC Destination Management, A Global DMC Partner

Edge Steakhouse Receives AAA Four Diamond Rating

Edge Steakhouse at Westgate Park City Resort & Spa has received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Rating—an achievement that only 2 percent of AAA approved restaurants has attained.

“AAA is delighted to recognize Edge Steakhouse as a Four Diamond restaurant,” says Michael Petrone, director, AAA Inspections & Diamond Ratings. “To maintain the exceptional standards required for this rating on a daily basis is an outstanding achievement. AAA Four Diamond establishments are attentive to guests’ needs and consistently deliver memorable dining experiences.”

Two Roads Hospitality Wins Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards

Condé Nast Traveler magazine has recognized Two Roads Hospitality in 19 categories in the hotel and results section for their 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Beaumont CVB Sweeps Industry Awards

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau took home several top honors in the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus Idea Fair at the organization’s annual conference in El Paso.

“Our team continues to prove themselves year after year with award-winning initiatives and this year is no different,” says Dean Conwell, executive director for the Beaumont CVB. “With only three submissions, our team came home with six awards. To me, that speaks volumes about the level of talent we have here at home.”

Beaumont CVB Receives Top Honors

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau claimed several awards in the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus Idea Fair at the organization’s annual conference in El Paso, Texas, this week.

“Our team continues to prove themselves year after year with award-winning initiatives, and this year is no different,” says Dean Conwell, CDME executive director for the Beaumont CVB. “With only three submissions, our team came home with six awards. To me, that speaks volumes about the level of talent we have here at home.” 

Westin Nashville Announces New Hires

The Westin Nashville recently announced the appointments of Don Holowiecki as director of finance; Adam Smith as executive meetings manager of sales; Leisa Recabo as social catering manager; and Michael Pisano as conference service manager. Holowiecki will be in charge of the hotel’s efforts to maintain financial stability, helping the Westin Nashville to remain Nashville’s hottest new hotel. Smith will lead the sales team, and Recabo will focus on marketing the Westin Nashville’s top-of-the-line catering services.

Meet AC and Sports Commission Honored as Award Finalist

Atlantic City, N.J., has had a fantastic year, especially with regards to sports, and they are now reaping the awards of their hard work.

SportsEvents Media Group—an industry publication that focuses on providing support to sports event planners producing competitions across the country—announced Meet AC and the Atlantic City Sports Commission as one of its 2016 Readers’ Choice Award winners.

Going Once! Going Twice! Sign up now for a PAMPI Auction

It’s time to open those wallets and start bidding.

The Philadelphia Area Chapter of Meetings Professionals International is hosting an auction with such donated items as vacation packages, celebrity autographs and catered dinners.

The deadline to register is just two days away on Dec. 9. Registering gets you many award-winning noms and two drink tickets.

Keeping Atlantic City Safe

On Thursday, June 25, James Howard performed his routine morning cleaning duties on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, when he witnessed a purse snatching.

In that moment, Howard, a General Maintenance employee, shouted at the suspect and then went to help the woman. At that time, he also radioed his crew and supervisor. With his help, two members of the crew—Eddie Cruz and Javier Figueroa—and Wilfredo Cintron, supervisor, helped in the search and arrest of the suspect, as well as recovery of the victim’s purse.

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