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Who’s News for April 5, 2024

Special Events industry news

Venue News

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, the premier Arizona desert resort located at the base of the majestic McDowell Mountains, recently introduced new wellbeing-focused group experiences for 2024. The new activities range from pickleball tournaments to group fitness classes led by local professional instructors. Additionally, the resort is currently undergoing an extensive renovation which includes a complete transformation of its ballrooms. The new ballroom is expected to debut in early 2025 and will feature an expansion to provide double the space and a brand-new design for unforgettable meeting experiences.   

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch and its new pickleball courts. Photo courtesy James Korenchen Public Relations

Hot off the Press

Naples, Florida, the Pickleball Capital of the World, will host the largest, most prestigious, and energetic tournament in the sport. The 8th annual Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships will take place at the East Naples Community Park on April 13-23, 2024. Over 3,000 players competed in The OPEN in 2023, and 40,000 people watched, partied, and celebrated the sport. People come to The OPEN from all 50 states and American Samoa, as well as from 29 countries around the world—Armenia to Zimbabwe. They range in age from 8 to 88. 

EUROPALCO, the largest provider of solutions for events and shows in Southern Europe, announced major investments in three dynamic Portuguese companies: Rise, NEW Audiovisuais, and AV Tech, marking a significant step towards geographic expansion and technological advancement in the events industry. These strategic acquisitions demonstrate Europalco's dedication to offering broader and stronger services to its clientele, expanding both its size and geographic coverage, and strengthening its position in the market. 

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