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FCC Fines Company for Blocked Convention Center WiFi

FCC Fines Company for Blocked Convention Center WiFi

  WASHINGTON D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau announced a $750,000 settlement with Smart City Holdings, LLC for blocking consumers’ Wi-Fi at various convention centers around the United States. Smart City, an Internet and telecommunications provider for conventions, meeting centers, and hotels, had been blocking personal mobile “hotspots” that were being used by… Read more »

Gwinnett Center Reaches Naming Rights Deal with Infinite Energy

Gwinnett Center Reaches Naming Rights Deal with Infinite Energy

Submitted by: Laura Craft / Ashley Biondich, The Reynolds Group, Inc. Premier event and destination center to be officially renamed Infinite Energy Center DULUTH, Ga. – (Aug. 14, 2015) – Infinite Energy secured the naming rights to Gwinnett Center today after a vote by the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors. Under the contract, Infinite… Read more »

Ashley Jones joins Visit KC as V.P. of Partnership & Events

Ashley Jones joins Visit KC as V.P. of Partnership & Events

Kansas City, Mo.—Visit KC, Kansas City’s hospitality and tourism organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ashley Jones to its management team. Jones assumes the role of Vice President of Partnerships & Events, bringing with her 14 years of experience in destination management and community development organizations.   “Ashley Jones is a proven leader… Read more »

Disney Promotes Nick Anderson At Swan & Dolphin Property

Disney Promotes Nick Anderson At Swan & Dolphin Property

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – July 23, 2015 – Nick Anderson has been promoted to associate director of sales at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel. In Anderson’s expanded role, he will now oversee the team responsible for booking small meetings at the hotel as well as handle all accounts in the New York… Read more »

New Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center Opens in McKinney Texas

New Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center Opens in McKinney Texas

Dallas, Texas  — The new Sheraton McKinney Hotel at the corner of Highway 75 and the Sam Rayburn Tollway announces its highly anticipated opening in one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. The $38 million project represents McKinney’s first upscale, full-service hotel and features 187 guest rooms, ten suites, and is connected… Read more »

Gathan Borden announced as new VisitLEX Vice President of Marketing

Gathan Borden announced as new VisitLEX Vice President of Marketing

Lexington, Kentucky — VisitLEX announced that Gathan Borden has been named vice president of marketing for the organization. His new position is effective on July 20. In his new role, Borden will be responsible for the overall brand management of VisitLEX and comprehensive advertising and marketing plans for leisure visitation as well as meetings and… Read more »

August is COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month

August is COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Known worldwide for it spectacular cuisine, New Orleans kicks it up a notch for the return of COOLinary New Orleans for 2015. The New Orleans Conventions & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has announce its lineup of world-class restaurants for the 11th annual Restaurant Month event, offering special two and three course lunch… Read more »

Spectator Hotel Opens in Historic Charleston District

Spectator Hotel Opens in Historic Charleston District

Charleston, S.C. (July 16, 2015) – A luxury hotel emblematic of Charleston’s rich history, The Spectator Hotel is now open in the heart of the bustling French Quarter and Market Street Districts. At the corner of State and Linguard Streets, the three-level, 41-room property draws upon inspiration from the roaring twenties era and offers the… Read more »

Marriott Shoals Turns 10, Continues To Be Area Economic Engine

Marriott Shoals Turns 10, Continues To Be Area Economic Engine

Florence, Ala. (June, 2015) – More things have turned around in the Muscle Shoals area than just the floor of 360 Grille at the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa. Since opening on June 17, 2005, the Marriott Shoals has proven to be a magnet for tourism and an economic engine for the area. The Marriott… Read more »