People/Events/Accounts: News about Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead, Coachella 2020, the LEAF Flower Festival, and More

ATLANTA: Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead has appointed Nicolas Dubort the property’s new hotel manager.

LAS VEGAS: The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, a recently opened attraction at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, was awarded a Guinness World Records title for "largest interactive touchscreen display." The 60-foot-wide screen is utilized for an on-theme archery training experience.

Grand Canyon Group has named Kidist Grznar vice president of sales.

LOS ANGELES: Coachella 2020 will take place April 10-12 and April 17-19. Advance passes go on sale on Friday.

For information on upcoming events in Los Angeles, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/losangeles  

NEW YORK: LEAF, a city-wide flower festival, will take place for the first time in June 2020. To celebrate the announcement, New York-based floral designers including Lewis Miller Design, East Olivia, and B Floral have created pop-up installations for #NYFlowerWeek, running through June 16. Floral installations can be found across Manhattan at locations including the Atlas at Rockefeller Center, Flatiron Plaza, and Joe’s Jeans.

For information on upcoming events in New York, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/newyork

TORONTO: Italian Contemporary Film Festival’s I.F.F.C. MODA, a film, food, and fashion event, will take place June 19 at Square One.

Wild Blueberry Association of North America’s annual Wild Blueberry Festival will take place August 11 at Evergreen Brick Works.

WASHINGTON: Hamilton Hotel has opened Via Sophia, a southern Italian restaurant, and Society, a cocktail bar and lounge. Via Sophia seats 96 guests in a main dining room and 20 at a bar, while Society seats 14 guests. The openings are part of the hotel’s multimillion-dollar renovation.


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