Today In Events: L.A. Venue Cancels Two Emmys Parties, New York Public Library Drops Event Co-Hosted by Saudi Crown Prince’s Organization, North Pole Hotel Pop-Up Will Charge Guests $100,000

1. L.A. VENUE CANCELS TWO EMMYS PARTIES: Spring Place in Beverly Hills abruptly canceled two Emmys week parties, one for Audi and one for the Television Academy, according to event planners. Both events, which were slated to draw 300 guests each, were quickly replanned at the Sunset Tower. Planners said they signed contracts, but that the venue sent them letters saying they could no longer host the events due to size restrictions and regulations enforced by the city. The Hollywood Reporter: “‘Adding insult to injury, organizers of one of the canceled events say, is that they found out Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop is hosting an event at Spring Place September 19 where Paltrow will interview Kerry Washington for an episode of Goop and Banana Republic's Women on Top podcast series. … Why the club waited so long to inform event planners, however, remains unclear. Spring Place did not return multiple requests for comment. Public information officer Keith Sterling did note that, at the request of the commission, a Planning Commission Study Session is tentatively scheduled for October 24 to go review facility use at Spring Place.”

2. NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY DROPS EVENT CO-HOSTED BY SAUDI CROWN PRINCE’S ORGANIZATION: The New York Public Library has canceled an event co-hosted by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s MiSK Foundation, after public outcry from human rights activists. The forum, billed as a global youth summit, was slated to take place at the Stephen A. Schwarzman location on Monday during the kickoff of United Nations General Assembly Week. Gothamist: “The Saudi foundation, which is active in American philanthropic circles, has been decried as a propaganda tool meant to smooth over wanton human rights abuses carried out by the crown prince. It also provides financial support to the UN’s global youth development initiative. On Wednesday afternoon, a handful of activists crashed the library’s Board of Trustees meeting, carrying signs reading ‘MBS out of the NYPL’ and ‘No Bone Saws NYPL’—a reference to the brutal murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which authorities say was ordered by the Saudi leader.” 

3. NORTH POLE HOTEL POP-UP WILL CHARGE GUESTS $100,000: A luxury pop-hotel in the North Pole is charging guests $100,000 sleep under the Northern Lights. Private travel company Luxury Travel is offering stays in igloos on the Svalbard islands in Norway and in the North Pole in April 2020, which is the only time it’s safe to visit the region. CNBC: “The camp itself is comprised of heated glass igloos, which have been tested in extreme Arctic weather conditions and will be moved around the area as the weather changes. Transparent ceilings and walls allow visitors ‘to be one with the nature and experience the Northern Lights,’ according to the hotel operators.”