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Hilton Americas - Houston receives world-wide recognition for exceptional guest service

Hilton Americas–Houston is the only Hilton property in the world to have earned the distinction of the 2017 Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand’s Award of Excellence for seven consecutive years. This annual award is given to hotels who embody excellence by providing over the top guest service through authentic Hilton hospitality. Since 2011, Hilton Americas–Houston has been recognized as a superior performing hotel among all Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Houston Completes 2017 with Convention Sales Record

The City of Houston set another record year in convention sales. Visit Houston announced that for the third straight year, a large number of room nights, tied to future conventions, were booked in 2017.

Houston First, which operates in partnership with the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau under the brand name “Visit Houston,” is responsible for bringing conventions and tourism to the city.

Statler Names Adrian Nieto as Director of Sales

The Statler, a historic Dallas hotel, has announced Adrian Nieto will join their team as the director of sales.

Nieto looks forward to being part of the newest chapter of the Statler Hotel’s story.

“There are over 60 years of wonderful stories, and memorabilia in and around the building. The opportunity to be an ambassador of The Statler Dallas, and share this wealth of information, is exciting,” said Nieto.

Nieto has the opportunity to move The Statler, and the hotel industry, forward.

Cambria Dallas Downtown set to open March 1

Cambria Dallas Downtown partially opened in late 2017, and will now be completely open on March 1st. The new modern hotel is located in the iconic Tower Petroleum Building. John Kirtland, a Dallas-based real estate developer saw potential in the vintage building that was originally built in 1931. Embracing the building’s history, Kirtland purchased the Tower Petroleum building and neighboring Corrigan Tower.

Nashville Kicks Off New Glass Recycling Initiative

Metro Public Works recently announced the start of a new glass recycling initiative to being in Lower Broadway in Nashville, TN.

Mayor Megan Barry said it was the city’s first glass bottle recycling initiative. “Lower Broadway has become an international tourist destination, and long-neck bottles are now synonymous with the honky-tonk experience,” Barry said. “For too long, we’ve had to throw away glass that could have been recycled and repurposed. This program is like no other, and we are excited to lead the charge toward a more sustainable city.”

Dagar’s Catering Celebrates 65 Years in Austin

Dagar’s Catering started as a family owned and operated cafe in 1952, and was founded by the late Freddie Dagar. The Dagar’s menu began very humbly, offering barbecue, barbecue, and more barbecue. Located on Austin’s historic Sixth Street, the company soon earned a reputation for providing tasty food and customer service that was second-to-none. In the mid 1970s, Dagar transitioned the company to catering weddings and events. 

Houston Looks Ahead

Following Hurricane Harvey, events took a hit. Now one local business is hopeful for a quick recovery.

Steven David founded his photography business, Houston Event Photo Booth, in 1997. Over the past few years, demand for event photography at fundraisers, expositions, conferences and corporate meetings has grown. And David’s business has grown along with that increased demand—at least until Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area in August.

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