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Special Events Business News for Aug. 8, 2012

Special Events Business News for Aug. 8, 2012

PAULA RAMIREZ has been appointed director of catering at the HILTON ANAHEIM in Anaheim, Calif. Call 714/740-4240 …

Irvine, Calif.-based DMC 360 DESTINATION GROUP, included on the latest Special Events' "25 Top DMCs" list, has announced its expansion into Florida. Managing partner JOE FIJOL will head day-to-day operations in Florida, managing corporate travel programs and events. Call 949/348-1900 …

CHARLES MEREDAY has been named executive chef at the SOUTH SEA ISLAND RESORT in Captiva, Fla. Call 866/565-5089 …

Nashville, Tenn.-based DMC DESTINATION NASHVILLE, included on the latest Special Events' "25 Top DMCs" list, has purchased GRAND AVENUE GLOBAL EVENTS from transportation provider GRAND AVENUE. Call 615/851-9190 …

MERLINE DUCLOS has joined Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based linen company OVER THE TOP as a sales representative. Call 954/424-0076 …

The BALTIMORE MARRIOTT INNER HARBOR AT CAMDEN YARDS in Baltimore, Md., has named BILL DOWNES executive chef. Call 410/962-0202 …

The Shenzhen New World Group, the China-based owner group of the Marriott Los Angeles Downtown, has announced the transition of the property to a new brand--THE L.A. HOTEL DOWNTOWN. The hotel is currently undergoing a $20 million renovation that is expected to be complete by spring 2013. Call 213/617-1133 …

NORMAN NICHOLS II has joined the PARAGON CASINO RESORT in Marksville, La., as executive chef. Call 318/253-2035 …

NATIONAL EVENT SUPPLY of Toronto has announced a strategic alliance with LOCHER EVERS INTERNATIONAL to begin warehousing and distributing select NES products from the Locher warehouse in Vancouver, British Columbia. The move is designed to provide cheaper and faster shipping options to customers in western Canada and the U.S. Northwest. Call 905/795-1667 …

METROCONNECTIONS of Minneapolis has announced several promotions: RACHEL BARRETT has been promoted to technology solutions designer; AMY JESSE to senior program coordinator, conference and meetings; and AMANDA SOMMERS to assistant registration manager. Call 612-333-8687 …

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