People/Events/Accounts: News about Compass Group, the Watermill Center, the Humane Society, and More

INDUSTRY NEWS: Compass Group—the foodservice and support services company whose companies include Levy catering and Wolfgang Puck Catering—has made a minority investment in Union Square Events, the catering arm of New York-based Union Square Hospitality Group.

BOSTON: Beam’s CBD pop-up at the Current will open May 11 and feature an interactive CBD oil dispenser, tastings, and samplings.

CHICAGO: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers unveiled a new brand identity, website, and growth strategy. The auction house also has abbreviated its name to Hindman.

LOS ANGELES: The Humane Society of the United States hosted its 2019 To the Rescue! Los Angeles Gala at Paramount Studios on Saturday, and it raised $1 million to benefit its Farm Animal Protection team that leads campaigns to end factory farming and improve farm animal lives.

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NEW YORK: The Watermill Center’s annual summer benefit and auction takes place July 27.

Bellefield Development Partners announced that the planning stages have commenced for the second hotel and conference center to open on the grounds of Bellefield at Historic Hyde Park. The second hotel will be a high-end, 150-room property with a spa, conference center, indoor/outdoor pool, and multidisciplinary sports facility.

Timed to its 10th anniversary, the restaurant Bhatti Indian Grill has finished a renovation and a revamp to its food and beverage menu. The 40-seat eatery's redesign was by Design House Decor.

Rainforest Alliance Annual Gala will take place May 8 at the American Museum of Natural History.

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SYDNEY: InterContinental Hayman Island Resort will open July 1 after a multi-million-dollar refurbishment. The 166-room luxury resort is managed by InterContinental Hotels Group. There is a selection of indoor and outdoor spaces that can house meetings for 10 to 300 delegates.


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With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Beth Kormanik, Michele Laufik, and Ian Zelaya in New York.

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