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Who's News in Special events for November 26, 2020

Special events business news

 ORO, an all-in-one platform to plan and manage events, today announced the general availability of its event planning software to event planning professionals within the wedding, corporate, and nonprofit industries across the U.S. ORO is the first ever event planning tool to help event planners do it all—from managing contracts and budgets, to creating down-to-the minute timelines—all in one, easy-to-use dashboard that can be accessed via browser or mobile app.

The goal behind ORO is simple: to help planners achieve more and make the most of the time leading up to an event. The need for this technology is more evident now than ever before as event planners scramble to re-plan events in adherence to venues’ and vendors’ guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ORO consolidates all of the spreadsheets, binders, and contracts into their purposefully designed platform that is optimized for speed and productivity. Event planners will now have all the details they need at their fingertips, which they can reference and update in real-time.

Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel, a $75 million reinvention of the iconic 1915 Blackstone Hotel, opened November 20, in Omaha, Nebraska. The highly anticipated 205-room property is the brand’s first hotel in Nebraska and serves as a key development in the renaissance of the city’s Blackstone District. The hotel was meticulously restored and renovated by leading global design firms LEO A DALY and DLR Group, and offers five food and beverage concepts, 13,500 square feet of meetings and event space, including two grand ballrooms, a seasonal resort-style swimming pool and Pool Club, a solarium and a rooftop terrace with views of downtown Omaha.     

Managed by hospitality company Pivot Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel delivers a personalized, social travel experience with top-tier service, local influences, gracious hospitality and thoughtful amenities such as Kimpton’s “Forgot it? We Got it!” travel essentials.   

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