People/Events/Accounts: News About Lowell Cafe, Lady Gaga, Virgin Hotels New Orleans, and More

LOS ANGELES: The marijuana-focused Lowell Cafe has changed its name just two months after opening. The restaurant is now called the Original Cannabis Cafe.

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MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: Lady Gaga will headline this year’s newly named AT&T TV Super Saturday Night on February 1 in Miami, the evening before the Super Bowl. Starting back in 2011 as DIRECTV Super Saturday Night, this year’s installment of the  concert celebrates the event’s milestone 10th anniversary. 

NEW ORLEANS: Originally slated to open this year, Virgin Hotels New Orleans is now scheduled to open in the Warehouse District in 2021.  

NEW YORK: Pestana Park Avenue, set to open this January as Pestana Hotel Group’s 100th property internationally and its first location in New York City, has announced several key management appointments in preparation for the brand’s Manhattan debut. The role of general manager will be held by José Carlos Fernandes, and Esther Barbosa has been appointed as director of sales and marketing. 

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WASHINGTON: OTO Development, the owner and operator of the all new AC Hotel by Marriott Washington DC Downtown, named the leadership team responsible for guiding the hotel and staff through opening and into operation. Nasur Almutairi has been named the general manager and Martha Valenzuela will serve as director of sales.

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

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