Special Events

In brief for July 5, 2006

Palladium in play? Hollywood's venerable Palladium--special event and performance venue that has hosted everyone from Glenn Miller to the Red Hot Chili Peppers--may soon be sold, and the future of the building itself is unclear. The property, which bills itself as the longest operating venue in L.A., opened in 1940 with an appearance by Frank Sinatra ...

Celebrating those who serve In a break from tradition, which calls for low-key welcomes for soldiers returning from war, some U.S. families are opting for splashy parties to salute family members returning from Iraq. According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, a combination of shifting demographics and a mixed response to the Iraq conflict is prompting some families to dip into their savings to throw black-tie galas and other big-time parties to welcome their loved ones home ...

Sheraton makes the customer connection Sheraton Hotels & Resorts last week announced the launch of the new sheraton.com--the first hotel industry Web site to feature user-generated content. Designed as a "global community that consumers can belong to," the company says, the new site invites visitors to share stories, tips and photos about their best travel finds, destination favorites and passion for travel. The new sheraton.com "is part of the brand’s promise to move beyond merely transacting with customers to instead providing meaningful experiences to support the Sheraton brand’s positioning around 'warm, comforting, connections,'" the company says.


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