People/Events/Accounts: News About BuzzFeed, Kempinski, Miami Home Design Show, and More

INDUSTRY NEWS: BuzzFeed and Hilton have announced a partnership that combines content from BuzzFeed’s travel brand, BringMe, with Hilton’s direct-booking in order to streamline the consumer travel experience. Through the partnership, Hilton is now the exclusive global hotel partner and official title sponsor of BringMe, while an affiliate program sends readers to Hilton promotions in BringMe content and uses BuzzFeed’s marketing operating system.

ATLANTA: Caffeine and Octane at the Garage—a 6,500-square-foot space with a full-service coffee shop, restaurant, event space, and television studio—is set to open in Sandy Springs this summer. The new concept is set within a former automotive service shop.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Ron Cusiter has been appointed vice president of global sales and the Americas for Kempinski Hotels. Cusiter will also oversee sales and marketing for the company’s properties in the region.

MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show returns March 27-29 to the Mana Wynwood Convention Center. Interior designer Alena Capra will headline the show. 

NEW YORK: Dayna Zeitlin has been named director of sales and marketing at Sofitel New York. She previously served as director of business development and optimization for Fairmont San Francisco.

WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will join 43 governors this weekend at the National Governors Association winter meeting. It will be held both February 7 and February 8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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

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