People/Events/Accounts: News about Global Business Travel Association, Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau, Eater's New York Summit, and More

BOSTON: Marina Bay Italian restaurant Victory Point has opened Victory Room, a second-floor private function space that seats as many as 75 guests.

CHICAGO: Global Business Travel Association’s 51st annual G.B.T.A. Convention will take place August 3-7. Andy Cohen will deliver the event’s keynote address. 

HONG KONG: Destination and event management company Pacific World has entered into a partnership with Bnetwork, a technology company that provides accommodation experiences. 

LOS ANGELES: Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau will hold its third BOLD Summer from August 1 through Labor Day Weekend. The bi-annual event, which kicks off with a block party on Rodeo Drive, will see Beverly Hills fashion houses and local boutiques stay open after hours every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Ahead of the event, Louis Vuitton Moet & Hennessy launches Louis Vuitton X pop-up today, featuring nine rooms showcasing more than 180 items. 

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

MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: The Breakers Palm Beach has completed renovations for the two Imperial and two Royal Poinciana Suites, with a redesign led by Tihany Design. 

The Gates Hotel South Beach has appointed Ola restaurant to lead food and beverage operations.

MONTREAL: The 2020 edition of P.C.M.A. EduCon will take place in Montreal from June 27-July 1. The 2019 edition took place in Los Angeles this week. 

NEW ORLEANS: New Orleans & Company has appointed Stephanie Turner vice president of convention sales and strategies. 

Skin shaving brand Bevel will turn the Parker Barber into Bevel Barbershop, a branded activation, July 4-5 during Essence Fest. 

NEW YORK: The 20th edition of 106.7 Lite FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park will run July 11-August 15. The six-week event will feature free lunchtime performances from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. 

Robin Hood Foundation will host Lemonaid, a lemonade pop-up fund-raiser, July 13, August 3, and September 14 at the Wine Stand at Wölffer Estate in Sagaponack. 

Food and dining website Eater will celebrate Young Guns, the title the brand gives for up-and-coming industry talent, with the inaugural Eater Young Guns Summit. The event will take place July 27 at 25 Kent Avenue in Brooklyn. 

East One Coffee Roasters will open a 1,700-square-foot café in Chelsea on Saturday. The new location will have an all-women roasting team led by coffee director Selina Ullrich and production roaster Emily Wendorff.

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

ORLANDO/CENTRAL FLORIDA: Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites has opened 750 new guest rooms, providing more room-only options for groups. 

SALT LAKE CITY: The Salt Lake Tribune: “John Cooper, who led the efforts to move the Sundance Film Festival into the digital age, will be leaving his job as director after the 2020 festival. The Robert Redford-founded Sundance Institute announced Thursday that Cooper will move into a new role of emeritus director after next year’s festival, which runs January 23 to February 2 in Park City and at venues in Salt Lake City and the Sundance resort.”

SAN FRANCISCO: The Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau has appointed Rachel Dinbokowitz public relations manager. 

WASHINGTON: Conrad Washington, D.C., has opened the Sakura Club, a private club on the 10th floor of the hotel. The space will have ambassadors on hand to arrange private meeting rooms and restaurant reservations, and also it will offer chef-curated rotating menus that pay tribute to cuisine of a single country every day. 


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