The Alamo Chapter of NACE held its 10th Annual President’s Gala in November 2015 at the beautiful Southwest School of Art in San Antonio. The theme of the event was “Bienvenue a Versailles: An Evening of French Elegance.” Guests enjoyed cocktails under the stars and fundraisers that included a Queen’s mystery tea cup auction, Marie’s mystery match game or croquet.

Once inside the Coates Chapel at the Southwest School of Art, guests were greeted by gorgeous tablescapes and floral displays fit for royalty.

Five past Alamo NACE presidents were honored. Four San Antonio industry leaders were celebrated: Caryn Hasslocher, Fresh Horizons Catering, Alamo NACE Caterer of the Year; Ron Peene, Cutting Edge Entertainment, Alamo NACE Event Professional of the Year; Stephanie Olivares, RK Group, Alamo NACE Rising Star; Traci Maricle, Ace Mart Restaurant Supply, Alamo NACE President’s Award.

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Houston Area Chapter hosted the third annual “A Night Among the Stars” awards gala at the newly opened Marriott Marquis Houston. The 2018 honoree was Luther Villagomez, CEO of Houston First Corporation and manager of the George R. Brown Convention Center.


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The iconic Hotel Crescent Court—situated in the heart of Dallas’ vibrant Uptown— recently celebrated the completion of the $33 million overhaul to its lobby, guest rooms, lavish suites, corridors, and spa and fitness center. To celebrate the momentous occasion, Hotel Crescent Court invited VIP guests to a special unveiling. As a Lone Star landmark, Hotel Crescent Court’s 186 rooms and 40 lavish suites reflect gracious Texas hos - pitality including a private bar, custom bath products and thoughtful touches.