People/Events/Accounts: News about Sofitel Los Angeles, Hurricane Dorian Initiatives in South Florida, New York City Meal Pack of 9/11 Day

ATLANTIC CITY: The Borgata Hotel & Casino has invested $14 million in a new lobby bar and adjacent V.I.P. check-in, as well as a redesign of more than 300 Fiore Suites. The 1,700-square-foot lobby bar and V.I.P. check-in, debuting later this month, will include three televisions, Lavazza coffee service, and a curated tapas and cocktail menu. The 300 suites will be redesigned by early 2020.

CHICAGO: Marriott Marquis Chicago has appointed Jack Delby executive chef.

HOUSTON: Luckyrice’s Night Market of the Future, presented by Remy Martin, will take place October 24 at the Astorian. 

LOS ANGELES: Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills has completed a refresh of its 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space and its outdoor pool. 

Exotics Racing Los Angeles will debut its newest city tour experience, the L.A. Classic Car Tour, on September 15. The three-hour tour, which accommodates eight people, stops at the Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Coast Highway, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, and Fox Studios. 

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MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: The Lincoln Eatery and the Mondrian South Beach are hosting programs to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian. In partnership with Miami Beach Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard, the Lincoln Eatery will collect donation items requested by the government of the Bahamas. The Mondrian is offering a Hurricane Relief special, with up to 40 percent off, $25 resort credit, early check-in, and late check-out based on availability. A portion of proceeds will go toward the Hurricane Dorian Bahamas relief program.

NEW YORK: The New York City Meal Pack of 9/11 Day is a volunteer service project that will provide as many as 1,100,000 healthy, non-perishable meals to people in the city who are food insecure. Held at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, the event will be co-hosted by N.Y.C. Service, New York Cares, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, City Harvest, and the West Side Campaign Against Hunger.

Radisson Hotel New York Midtown-Fifth Avenue and Radisson Hotel New York Wall Street have opened in Manhattan. The Midtown property has 230 guest rooms and four event spaces, and the Wall Street property has 289 guest rooms and nearly 3,000 square feet of flexible event space across four rooms.

The New York Academy of Medicine’s Access Health Gala will take place October 21 at Cipriani 25 Broadway. 

Hope for Depression Research Foundation will hold its 13th annual Hope Luncheon Seminar on November 6 at the Plaza hotel. 

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SAN ANTONIO: San Antonio Express-News: “Visitors to the Alamodome and Henry B. González Convention Center may see changes next year as the city prepares to make improvements to welcome the NCAA Final Four in 2025, more than tripling capital projects funding for the facilities in 2020. The work planned for 2020 is expected to cost $14.3 million; the current convention and sports facilities capital budget is $4.4 million.” 

TORONTO: This year’s Toronto Oktoberfest, presented by Erdinger Weissbrau, will take place September 26-28 at Ontario Place.

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

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