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Grapevine Offers Warm Hospitality and Plenty to do in a Central Location

With the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport just 10 miles away, Grapevine is ideally located for meeting and convention groups from around the country. “We’re a four-hour plane ride from every major U.S. city,” says Leigh Lyons, director of communications at Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

Lakeside Retreats Allow for Waterside Work Sessions in Texas

There are nearly 200 lakes and reservoirs across Texas that are larger than 5,000 acre-feet, according to the Texas Almanac released annually by the Texas State Historical Association. With so many large bodies of water weaving through the state, it’s little wonder there are so many options when planning a waterside retreat. Water skiing, beaches and even crushing cars with heavy equipment are all possible at these lakeside retreats. 

La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa
MONTGOMERY, LAKE CONROE

Meet Nick Redd

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Nick Redd was recently hired as COO for NOAH’S Event Venue.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as COO at NOAH'S Event Venue?

Meet Lynne Luongo

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Q Hotels Announces Plans for Marriott Hotel in South Arlington

Q Hotels has announced plans to develop a dual-branded Marriott hotel property in south Arlington, Tex. Construction is set to start this December and will finish in summer 2018. The combined SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites will have a total of 230 rooms.

Amenities include an event lawn entertainment space, a ballroom, an expanded fitness area, steam room, dry sauna and restaurant dedicated to healthy eating. The hotel is located 8 miles away from the DFW Airport and 3 miles south of the Arlington entertainment area.

Winery Adds a Tuscan Flare to Group Events

Texas Hill Country sunsets and beautiful views of rolling vineyards surrounding the Duchman Family Winery provide the perfect setting for a group event. The family-owned venue is located about 30 minutes southwest of downtown Austin and offers unique event spaces with a taste of Italian wine country.

Take Your Event Outside to Local Rooftops and Patios this Fall

Looking for some outdoor fun in Texas? You’re not alone, as evidenced by a recent Google search for “outdoor patio events Texas.” Results say it all: “18 Essential Austin Patios for Outdoor Drinking and Dining,” “The 14 Best Dallas Patios for Drinking” and “The Best Patios to Enjoy in Houston on a Sunny Day.” In the fall, there is no better place for an outdoor meet and eat than in Texas, with ample patio space and distinct features such as sprawling lawns, sweeping city rooftop views and cozy fireplaces.

Hilton Announced Newest Initiative at IMEX

IMEX America, an expo for the travel, meetings and events industry, took place in Las Vegas on Oct. 10–12. There, Hilton announced and launched their new initiative, WowMakers, which will help recognize the hardworking professionals in the hospitality industry.

The program is intended to celebrate the 100,000-plus professionals in the industry by sharing their stories and helping them connect with others in the business—giving them the recognition they deserve.

IMEX America 2016 Breaks New Records

According to recently published figures, IMEX America 2016 has officially broken multiple records. The event, which was held Oct. 18–20, had an attendance increase of 14 percent from last year.

There was a 6 percent increase in the attendance of hosted buyers, making up 3,216 from 60 countries. About 10,000 buyers attended group appointments and prescheduled appointments were upwards of 60,000—far more than the numbers gathered in 2015.

Meet Kathryn Lezynski

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Kathryn Lezynski was recently hired as a program and event coordinator for Roberts Event Group in Jenkintown, Pa.

1. What are you most looking forward to in your new role as program and event coordinator for Roberts Event Group?

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