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Who's News for September 29, 2022

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington D.C. Convention Center has completed its full property $30 million renovation that includes a complete transformation to the hotel featuring a fresh, modern redesign. The extensive renovation includes the complete overhaul of the property’s 388 two-room suites, fitness center and pool, lobby and public spaces, along with an upgrade to its 12,000 sq. ft meeting and event space, and a new on-site restaurant, Brickstones Kitchen & Bar. An official celebration to mark the completion of the renovation will take place at the property in early October. 

The Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square announces it has completed a months-long renovation project of the entire hotel. The hotel received updates and redesign to all areas, including guest rooms, lobby and public areas, several meeting spaces, fitness center and outdoor pool. Guest rooms were fully upgraded with sophisticated new décor; furnishings including beds, furniture and carpeting, and newly designed bathrooms. The updated design combines the style and elegance of a Hilton brand with the small-town charm of Southlake, Texas. 

People on the Move

Pacific Hospitality Group has hired Kendahl Rasnick as the Director of Sales for the AC Hotel Dallas by the Galleria and Residence Inn by Marriott Dallas by the Galleria. In this position, Rasnick is responsible for driving revenue to the hotel properties and achieving effective revenue management strategies to ensure the hotels’ profitability through sales and marketing strategies. Rasnick has over 25 years of extensive experience in the hospitality industry, specifically in sales, marketing, operations, and customer relationships. 

AT&T Hotel and Conference Center, located in the heart of Austin on the University of Texas campus, has named Josh Delgado the Director of Sales & Marketing.  Josh will oversee the sales strategy and brand marketing for the property, which offers over 85,000 square feet of event space, 297 guest rooms, and four on-site dining concepts. Josh began his journey as an events director and has since held positions in catering sales, group sales, area sales, and most recently as the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Embassy Suites by Hilton at the Denton Convention. His teams were awarded with accolades like Dallas/Fort Worth Full-Service Hotel of Year, two Hilton Connie Awards, and Southwest Most Exciting Meeting Destination Change Award.   

Hot off the Press

Due to the projected path of Hurricane Ian, Catersource + The Special Event will not be holding our live Call to Arms Meeting on September 29. Please be safe during the storm, our thoughts are with you.

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