People/Events/Accounts: News About Comedian Ali Wong, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Trump's 'Travel Ban,' and More
INDUSTRY NEWS: In response to President Trump’s extension of travel restrictions last week under a so-called “travel ban,” U.S. travel association president and C.E.O. Roger Dow issued a statement that said the name “isn't wholly accurate.” He continued: "Despite the label, the fact is the words carry weight. While the countries affected by the expanded policy represent a very small fraction of visitation to the United States, restricting entry to the U.S. carries a negative perception that threatens the reputation of our country as an attractive and welcoming destination for global business and leisure travelers. Protecting the country is paramount—everyday travel cannot continue without it—but policies must always strike a balance between meeting security imperatives and continuing to welcome everyday travelers to the United States. Robust and safe international inbound travel to the U.S. is essential to the administration's goals for economic, job, and export growth."
CHICAGO: The New Art Dealers Alliance announced the dates for NADA Chicago, which will take place September 24-27 on three floors of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel.
LOS ANGELES: The Private Suite at LAX has rebranded as PS. Member benefits include personalized guest service, a BMW escort directly to your aircraft, streamlined TSA and customs screenings, and an indoor-outdoor lounge with a salon, spa, and entertainment.
MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: Fontainebleau Miami Beach has finished a redesign of its all-suite Sorrento Tower, with guest room interiors designed by Marzipan Interior Design. Also updated was the tower’s lobby, designed by Marcy Garcia of MG Design Lab.
NEW YORK: The Madison Square Garden Company announced that Ali Wong will become the first female comedian to have a residency at the Beacon Theatre for her set of eight shows that run from March 29 to April 23.
SAN DIEGO: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Carlsbad announced plans for a $50 million resort-wide renovation slated to finish this summer. The project includes new restaurant and bar concepts, refreshed guest rooms, and upgraded meeting and event spaces. Renovations to the property’s golf course are slated to finish in the fall.
UNCASVILLE, CONN.: Dana Lambersky has been promoted to director of convention services for Mohegan Sun, where she will oversee the planning and organization of the growing calendar of meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions at the gaming resort.
With contributions from Ashton Pike in Atlanta, Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles, and Beth Kormanik and Michele Laufik in New York.
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