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Industry News for May 17, 2024

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Remington Hospitality, a leading hotel management company, has unveiled the rebranding and full renovation of the Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Airport & Conference Center, as the company assumes management of the property. Originally built in 1981 as a Holiday Inn, the property underwent a transformation into the Corpus Christi Atrium Hotel. Now, after an extensive revitalization, the property is poised to reclaim its identity under the esteemed Holiday Inn brand. Designed to meet the demands of bustling local and out-of-town business travelers, the hotel boasts 6,800 square feet of versatile meeting space, 236 impeccably appointed guest rooms exuding serenity, and a delightful on-site bar and restaurant. The thoughtfully designed lobby serves as a communal hub, catering to various working styles and preferences, ensuring guests find both productivity and relaxation within its strategically furnished confines. 

Five-star luxury hotel The Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa, a member of R Collection Hotels, announced its recognition as one of Italy's first MICHELIN Key hotels. On May 7, 2024, the MICHELIN Guide revealed the brand new One, Two, and Three Key distinctions for the most outstanding hotels in Italy. Situated on the shores of Menaggio in the heart of Lake Como, the Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa was awarded two Keys in recognition of its superlative hospitality and dedication to the guest experience. The MICHELIN Key award designates a hotel that significantly adds to the experience of a traveler, each vetted and judged excellent in five categories: architecture and interior design, quality and consistency of service, overall personality and character, value for the price, and a significant contribution to the guest experience in a particular setting. 

Marina del Rey Hotel has announced the opening of MOJO Café, a new dining experience located in the hotel’s lobby. Home to Westside dining destination, SALT Restaurant & Bar, the hotel’s MOJO Café offers guests a bold start to the day with a selection of grab and go breakfast and lunch fare, specialty coffee and more. MOJO Café’s curated breakfast and lunch selection features locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients with versatile options, perfect for on-the-go. Signature menu highlights include the Avocado Tartine, Breakfast Burrito, California Chicken Wrap, Cobb Salad, a selection of Illy coffee, assorted pastries, and specialty smoothies and bowls, such as the MOJO Smoothie and Green Machine Smoothie. MOJO Café will also offer guests a curated selection of bottled beverages and packaged snacks and merchandise available for purchase. 

People on the Move

Techne Events has announced the official launch of its US division in Las Vegas, Nevada. Helmed by industry veterans Anthony Talarico and Jennifer Dolnik, Techne produces and plans corporate and incentive events across the United States, as well as Mexico, the Caribbean and Canada. This strategic expansion underscores the company's commitment to enhancing client services and delivering the personal, hands-on approach for which it is renowned. A thought leader and innovator, Anthony Talarico has over two decades of international event experience, specializing in technical design, on-stage programming, and managing event companies. He embodies a commitment to excellence and recently shared his knowledge on the 2024 SXSW stage. Jennifer Dolnik, with a stellar 20+ year career, brings extensive expertise in event production, marketing, brand design, and hospitality. Her portfolio boasts an impressive array of projects, including multiple Olympic Games, NHL, galas, award shows, corporate incentives and Formula1 events. Together, their passion and detail ensure every Techne event is executed with purpose and precision. 

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