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People/Events/Accounts: News about InterContinental Hotels Group, the Grammy Museum, Global Citizen Festival, and More

INDUSTRY NEWS: InterContinental Hotels Group has announced it will switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities for its 843,000 guest rooms around the world. The transition, which aims to reduce plastic waste, is slated to be completed in 2021.

ATLANTA: Doggy Con, a dog festival that pays homage to Dragon Con, will take place August 17 at Woodruff Park. The event will have a dog costume contest, a pet parade, dog-focused vendors, and more. 

LAS VEGAS: Red Rock Resort will host the seventh annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend August 9-10.

LOS ANGELES: The Grammy Museum has promoted Michael Sticka to president, with a contract that extends through 2022. 

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

MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show will take place August 30-September 2 at Mana Wynwood Convention Center. Martin Amado will be the event’s featured speaker. 

Mila, a Mediterranean-Asian restaurant and lounge, will open at 800 Lincoln Road in South Beach this fall. Owned by Gregory and Marine Galy, the 13,000-square-foot rooftop venue will seat 247 guests. 

NEW YORK: The eighth annual Global Citizen Festival will take place September 28 at the Great Lawn in Central Park. Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, H.E.R., and Carole King are among the headliners. Deborra-lee Furness and Hugh Jackman will host the festival, which is presented by Citi and Cisco. 

Hotel Indigo Williamsburg is slated to open in August. Cl-oth Interiors led the design of the hotel, which will have 127 rooms and three restaurants helmed by executive chef Chai Trivedi. Event spaces include a 6,630-square-foot ballroom, a 2,800-square-foot pre-function space, and a 480-square-foot mezzanine. 

Eater: “Hot on the heels of the announcement of the breakup between Eleven Madison Park’s Daniel Humm and Will Guidara comes news that their hospitality group Make It Nice will no longer open an events space in the Lower East Side development Essex Crossing.” 

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

PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown has named Jon Erickson director of sales and marketing. 

ROGERS, ARKANSAS: ScoreMore Shows, a Texas-based music promoter and live event production company, is taking Jmblya, its flagship hip-hop music festival, outside of Texas for the first time. The inaugural Jmblya Arkansas music festival will take place October 5 at Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion.

TORONTO: Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place has achieved LEED Platinum certification. The venue is the first convention center in Ontario to receive this certification by the Canada Green Building Council. 

The Grow Up Conference & Expo, a cannabis industry event, will take place September 12-14 at Scotiabank Convention Center in Niagara Falls. 

WASHINGTON: Convene, a network of co-working and event spaces, has opened its first location in D.C. proper at Terrell Place. The 72,000-square-foot venue occupies three floors.


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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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