People/Events/Accounts: News About PCMA, DineL.A. Restaurant Week, Omni Orlando Resort, and More

INDUSTRY NEWS: PCMA and the Corporate Event Marketing Association have formed a strategic alliance that will introduce each organization to new audiences. Announced earlier this week, the agreement calls for collaboration and cross promotion through educational initiatives to help increase brand presence and membership.

CHICAGO: The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton has appointed Michelle Marvin as director of sales and catering. Marvin has held positions at a variety of other properties, including Marriott Schaumburg, Marriott International, Westin Chicago Northwest, and TPG Hotels and Resorts

LOS ANGELES: DineL.A. Restaurant Week takes place January 17 to 31. More than 400 restaurants will participate in the 15-day event, which offers discounted meals and tasting menus. 

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NEW YORK: After two years of operation, the Pool, the seafood restaurant in the former Four Seasons Restaurant space in the legendary Seagram Building, has closed, according to Eater. The eatery has merged with sister spot the Grill, reported Jeff Zalaznick, managing partner at Major Food Group, which owns both establishments. 

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ORLANDO/CENTRAL FLORIDA: Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate has appointed two new senior sales managers, Randi Ferlito and Daniela Price. Ferlito brings 10 years of large hotel sales and event experience to the team and was previously senior sales manager at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort. Price also most recently served as senior sales manager at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort.

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

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